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Leighann Westfall

Leighann Westfall
Executive Director of External Relations and Letterwinner Engagement
(225) 578-2109
Houston, Texas
Alma Mater
Northwestern St. (2017)

Leighann Westfall joined the LSU Athletics Department in 2021 and serves as the Executive Director of External Relations and Letterwinner Engagement.

Westfall oversees the daily operations for LSU’s L Club, the school’s letterwinner program, as well as handling oversight for LSU’s spirit squads and community relations unit. She is also responsible for the planning and execution of special events on campus, such as the statue unveiling for Seimone August in January of 2023, the annual Mikey Awards as well as other department-wide initiatives.

Having once worked at LSU before, she returned to Baton Rouge from Omaha, Neb., where she worked in special events and community relations for the Triple-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals, the Omaha Storm Chasers. Prior to joining the Chasers she coordinated and managed collegiate events for Southern Methodist University and LSU. Additionally, she has worked for several years on the operations and events team for the Academy of Country Music Awards.

A graduate of Northwestern State University, Westfall earned her bachelor’s degree in Hospitality, Management and Tourism. During her time at Northwestern State, she was a member of the Pom Line and was awarded the title of Miss NSU, which is the school’s highest honor awarded to an undergraduate student. She also earned a master’s degree from Southern Methodist University in Sports Management. Leighann is originally from Houston, Texas, but loves to call Louisiana her second home.