Lesly Simmons, Founder & President


Lesly Simmons

Lesly Simmons is a senior content and events producer specializing in audience engagement through events and social media. She has consulted with companies including Google, Amtrak, Oculus, Airbnb and others to develop and execute content strategies for conferences, product launches and influencer programs for nearly 10 years.

Before founding Simmons Creative, Lesly managed disaster and diversity communications for the American Red Cross in Washington DC, and worked as a reporter for the Washington Post and the Bureau of National Affairs. Lesly has a master's degree in ethics and philosophy from Georgetown University, and currently lives in San Francisco.

Connect with Lesly on Twitter and LinkedIn


Beth Yeap, Project Manager


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Recent Projects


Handshake User Conference, New Orleans, LA

Code Conference, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
SXSW/The Deep End, Austin TX
Code Media, Huntington Beach


Anita Hill & Ellen Pao In Conversation, San Francisco
Code Commerce, New York
Oculus Connect 4, San Jose
Handshake User Conference, Las Vegas


Google I/O, Mountain View
National Association of Black Journalists
         Convention & Career Fair, Washington DC
Oculus Connect 3, San Jose
Digital Diversity Awards, San Francisco


"Simmons Creative was an absolute pleasure to work with while we planned our 500-person customer conference in Vegas. Lesly is responsive, thorough, creative, and very hands-on. She provided guidance and expertise when needed while also adapted and remained flexible to our evolving goals and resources."

—Jordan Pedraza, Head of University Support, Handshake 

“Simmons Creative is an essential part of producing our conference each year—we couldn’t do it without them! ”

— Aprill Turner, NABJ

“Simmons Creative was the best investment for our tourism breakfasts." 

—Natalie Alvanez, Director of Marketing, Visit Oakland