Leslie collaborates with Home Base leadership to create and implement the strategic direction of government affairs at Home Base. Leslie is the point person for developing and maintaining relationships with government agencies, elected officials and first responders. Leslie is also responsible for the planning and implementation for numerous on-going and one-time projects across a variety of business units, including: government affairs, network development, strategic communications, and education.
Prior to coming to Home Base, Leslie was a Policy Advisor for former U.S. Senator John Kerry. Before that, Leslie was a Senior Associate for the Dewey Square Group (DSG), a Boston based public affairs firm. Leslie currently serves on the Steering Committee of the New Frontier Network at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library. Leslie graduated cum laude from Georgetown University and received a Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.