Leslie Dietzman

Dove Foundation Advisor Biography

Leslie Dietzman
President, Berean Christian Stores

Les is a life-long retailer who has worked for some of the biggest and best retailers in the world.  He started his retail career with the J. L. Hudson Company, and served with the Dayton Hudson Corporation for twenty years.  He left Wal-Mart in 1992 to become president of Family Bookstores.  He led a management buyout from Harper Collins and was CEO of Family Christian Stores until he retired in 2002.  During his time with FCS, the company tripled its number of stores to over 350 stores in 39 states.  Les came back into retail as President of Berean Christian Stores, based in Cincinnati, Ohio.  He is also Chairman of the Board of Spring Arbor University, located in Spring Arbor, Michigan.  Les has been married to Estelle for 42 years and has 3 children and 9 grandchildren.