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Leanna Orr

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An award-winning financial journalist and editor, Leanna was the first woman to run Institutional Investor’s newsroom since the publication’s founding in 1967. Canadian by background, Leanna earned her Master’s degree at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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