LLC Board Election Results

Leather Leadership Conference

MINNEAPOLIS – The Leather Leadership Conference (LLC) has elected Gail “Moira” Henderson from Toronto, Canada and Kevin “Carlton” Comer from Spartanburg, South Carolina to the Board of Directors with terms ending in 2015.

Thomas Smith, Chair from Palm Springs, California; Michael “Odie” Heaston, Treasurer from Seattle, Washington; Sheri “CC” Verhalen, Secretary from Atlanta, Georgia; and Travis Wilson from Houston, Texas continue on Board of Directors.

The LLC wants to take this time to acknowledge the departure of Lynn “Sassy” Reese, Steve Ward, and Jerith Bailey during the past year and to thank them for their contributions to the Board of Directors.

This year the LLC is looking to establish a Volunteer Program to support organizational goals as well as community outreach. As the parameters for the various components are designed and ready for implementation, we will be reaching out to the individuals who have expressed an interest in participation.

Each year, attendees gather from around the world to share their knowledge and experience with one another. Unlike other conferences, we focus on building leadership at all levels and fostering a greater sense of unity and understanding within the BDSM/Leather/Kink/Fetish community.

Next year we will head to the Pacific Northwest. LLC XVII will be held April 12-14, 2013 in Seattle, Washington — “Scaling New Heights”. And in 2014 we return to the east coast and the “City of Brotherly Love” Philadelphia.

The Leather Leadership Conference is looking for you – for your community to come together and work to bring the Annual Conference to your city and area. Now is the time to explore the 2015 LLC, talk to leaders in your community and talk to national board members about how you can make it happen. Take steps now to bring valuable information and skills to your community, while networking with leaders from around our kink nation.

In 2015 – your community could be hosting the Leather Leadership Conference XIX. Questions? Feel free to ask via email to

About the Leather Leadership Conference Leather Leadership Conference, Incorporated is a charitable tax exempt IRS 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to strengthening the BDSM/Leather/Kink/Fetish community by providing learning and knowledge to assist in the development of the leadership skills of community members. Our goal is to aid in the growth and success of organizations and community groups through the development of these skills by providing access to leadership information and topics. By strengthening the leaders in our community we hope to facilitate a greater sense of connection between and within community groups.