Grant Leslie is a Managing Director specializing in Government Relations and works with a wide array of corporate, non-profit and coalition clients, helping them manage advocacy and reputational campaigns as well as providing them with public policy and strategic communications advice. Grant joined The Glover Park Group from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, where she served as a Senior Advisor to Secretary Tom Vilsack.
While at USDA, Grant advised the Secretary and coordinated Departmental work on issues related to energy, climate, nutrition and rural development. She also oversaw the Senate confirmation of high-level political appointees for the Agency, and worked on the Obama transition team as the team leader for Secretary Vilsack’s confirmation process in the Senate.
Prior to USDA, Grant served as Legislative Director for then-Senator Ken Salazar (D-CO), where she developed and oversaw execution of the Senator’s full legislative agenda and Senate floor activities. She also coordinated the Senator’s work on the Senate Committees on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry; Energy and Natural Resources; and Finance.
Grant also served as a Legislative Assistant to former Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD). Grant advised the Senator—and acted as a liaison to the Democratic Caucus—on issues related to agriculture, energy, rural development, trade and transportation.
Originally from Georgia, Grant holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Boston University in Political Science and Broadcast Journalism.