WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Glover Park Group has hired Grant Leslie, most recently a senior advisor to Secretary Tom Vilsack at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, as a vice president in its government affairs practice.
While at the Department of Agriculture, Leslie focused on energy, climate, and rural development issues while also overseeing the political nomination process for the agency. She was an integral part of the Obama transition team, serving as the team leader for Secretary Vilsack’s confirmation 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, 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.
Leslie also served on the staff of former Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD), focused on range of issues, including agriculture, rural development, trade and transportation.