Director of Gaming, Feasibility & Land Use Analysis

Master of Urban and Regional Planning,
University of New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana, 2004

Bachelor of Arts in History,
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1999

Tel: (504) 569-9239 Ext. 33

Ms. Leckert leads TMG Consulting’s gaming, feasibility, and land use divisions. An award-winning planner and analyst, she has evaluated the practicality and feasibility of large and small-scale developments across the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Central America, Europe, and Africa. Her analyses routinely give clients in both the private and public sectors the information they need to make critical decisions.

Ms. Leckert’s extensive experience in providing consulting services to government agencies, private developers, and casino gaming operators includes clients such as: General Assembly of the State of Delaware, Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office, Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, Cedar Rapids Development Authority, Shreveport Regional Arts Council, Wynn Resorts, Caesars Entertainment, and Isle of Capri.

In her career as an analyst and a planner, Ms. Leckert has provided analyses and expert witness testimony, revenue and financial projections, forecasts of economic impacts of her clients’ projects, and projections of impacts on municipal budgets. These services have helped clients to win coveted casino gaming licenses in highly competitive markets such as Pennsylvania and Massachusetts, to obtain financing, and to secure necessary permits so that their visions become reality. Using her tuned analytical skills and ability to utilize complex models, she has assessed commercial, residential, and casino gaming developments – from a small restaurant to a $3 billion multi-component and multi-phased resort. Her experience working for government and legal entities has also given her an edge in understanding land use issues as well as the needs and goals of municipalities and governments.

Ms. Leckert previously worked for The Innovation Group as the Director of Development Analysis, and was a City Planner and Special Assistant to the Planning Director for the City of New Orleans. Her fifteen plus years of work experience also includes a staff position with U.S. Senator John Breaux and one with the Tax and Estates practice of the law firm Jones Walker.

In her graduate studies, Ms. Leckert specialized in Historic Preservation, conducting studies and making recommendations for redevelopment of historic neighborhoods and commercial corridors.

  • American Planning Association
  • American Planning Association, Louisiana Chapter
  • American Planning Association, Metro New Orleans Chapter
  • Ports Association of Louisiana
  • Young Leadership Council of New Orleans
  • Krewe of Muses
  • Louisiana Chapter of the American Planning Association’s “Excellence Award for a Process” for the Shreveport Common Market Assessment (2015)
  • Global Gaming Business Emerging Leader (2013/2014)
  • “Shreveport Common: Using Hard Numbers to Validate and Implement the Vision,” American Planning Association, Louisiana Chapter 2015 State Conference, Moderator/Panelist
  • “First and Fast . . . or Later and Last, Project Planning to Getting the License,” Global Gaming Business, 2012
  • “Tools for Assessment of Markets,” University of New Orleans, Department of Planning & Urban Studies, Analytical Methods (graduate course), 2009.
  • “A Change in the Caribbean Rhythm,” Casino Enterprise Management, 2008

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