Leslie Cordes currently serves as Vice President of Programs and Operations at the Alliance for Justice. Leslie has more than 25 years of experience in nonprofit management, resource mobilization, and legislative and government work including her most recent role as Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships for the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. Previous positions include Interim Executive Director, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, Senior Director, Partnership Development for Energy and Climate at the United Nations Foundation, Chief of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Supply and Industry Branch, and roles as Acting Co-President, Vice President of Programs, and Director for International Programs during her eight years at the non-profit Alliance to Save Energy. Leslie has also served as deputy director of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Energy Efficiency Program and spent eight years with the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Economics from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Masters of Science from Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service.