In her role as Managing Director, Head of Government Relations for the Structured Finance Association (SFA), Leslie Sack is responsible for directing SFA’s government affairs strategy and advocacy outreach to legislative, executive, and regulatory policymakers. She also manages the Structured Finance Coalition and Structured Finance Political Action Committee, leading long-term strategy development for increased growth and activity and maximizing how they support SFA’s policy priorities. Leslie also serves as Executive Director of the Structured Finance Foundation, which supports students in need through the establishment of scholarship programs and non-financial partnerships.
Prior to joining the Structured Finance Association, Leslie worked as Director of Government Relations for Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. from 2012-2017. In this role she developed and executed corporate advocacy strategies to ensure policies were created to support energy technologies in the U.S. and foreign markets. She also worked to establish strong bipartisan relationships with federal officials and managed B&W’s Political Action Committee. Leslie previously worked as a Government Affairs Analyst at K&L Gates, a politically appointed Senior Advisor for Policy and Legislative Affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy, and served as an Assistant Staff Secretary in The White House and a Policy Assistant for the Office of National Drug Control Policy in the Executive Office of the President.
Leslie holds a Master of Government Administration and Public Policy from the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. She graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and French from the University of Pennsylvania.