Grant Leslie is a Managing Director at The Glover Park Group and specializes in government relations, strategic planning and public policy. Grant joined The Glover Park Group from U.S. Department of Agriculture where she served as Senior Advisor to Secretary Vilsack.
While at USDA, Grant focused on energy, climate, and rural development issues while also overseeing the political appointee process for the Agency. She also worked on the Obama transition team as the team leader for Secretary Vilsack’s confirmation process in the Senate.
Prior to her engagement at the Department of Agriculture and Obama transition team, she worked in Senator Ken Salazar’s office for four years, most recently as his Legislative Director. Specifically, she was in charge of developing and overseeing the Senator’s entire legislative agenda as well as his Senate floor activities and also oversaw and coordinated the Senator’s actions on the Senate Committees on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, Energy and Natural Resources, and Finance.
Grant also served on the staff of former Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD). As part of Senator Daschle’s legislative team, Grant focused on a range of issues including agriculture, rural development, trade and transportation.
Originally from Georgia, Grant holds a Bachelors Degree from Boston University in Political Science and Broadcast Journalism.