Lesli Ann Mie Agcaoili

Lesli Ann Mie Agcaoili

MBA '09
Staff Design Quality Engineer,
Career Background

Lesli Ann Mie Agcaoili (MBA 2009) is a Staff Design Quality Engineer at Tesla, working with studio designers, product engineers and traveling around the world partnering with automotive suppliers to meet the appearance and design intent of Tesla’s expanding product line-up. Most recently, she is launching new programs at the all new Shanghai Gigafactory.

Prior to Tesla, Lesli Ann served as a Design Team Lead of Colours, Materials and Finishes at BlackBerry in Canada. She also worked at the Ford Motor Company for almost ten years, where she was a Global Color and Materials Lead Designer in Product Development. Her career in product development has allowed her to combine her varied interests in design, scaling teams and processes, organizational optimization, coaching, mentoring, and education.

In addition to volunteer opportunities with Ross, she sat on the Board of Directors for the Alumnae Association of Smith College and chaired its Nominating Committee. She is committed to helping develop opportunities for others and enjoys connecting ideas and people. When she is not “geeking” out over cars, or falling off her skateboard, Lesli Ann enjoys work as an image consultant and makeup artist helping clients develop and amplify their personal brand.

Lesli Ann holds a B.A. from Smith College, a B.S. from the Art Center College of Design in transportation design, and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan focusing on corporate strategy and organizations. She rounded out her studies in fashion at trade school and in environmental design at Parsons School of Design.