Leo has always been careful with money. He worked for 23 years as a corporate accounting manager for Leach & Garner Company in Massachusetts, then for six years as payroll manager for Stern Leach Company, a Cookson America company. Leo has a degree in business administration and accounting from the University of Rhode Island.

Now retired and living with his wife of 56 years, Leo volunteers with the United Way of Denton County, the Retired Seniors Volunteer Program, the Town of Flower Found special projects, and Seniors In Motion program. He has been a board member and treasurer of a Band Parent organization, and several square and round dance clubs and regional organizations for many years.