Leslie Smith is the Operations Manager at Democracy Forward where she supports the organization’s team of lawyers, communications strategists, policy experts, and leadership in achieving Democracy Forward’s mission. Leslie is committed to ensuring that all members of Democracy Forward’s staff and broader community are provided the tools needed to make an impact and to work in a welcoming and inclusive community.

Leslie has deep experience in supporting mission-based organizations and entities, having worked both in the federal government and non-profit institutions for more than 20 years. She is particularly passionate about finding new ways of building community in the workplace. Leslie enjoys spending time with family, traveling and reading. Leslie currently resides in Maryland with her son and daughter.