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Leslie Shedd

House Foreign Affairs Committee


Last updated: May 30, 2023

Leslie Shedd currently serves as the communications director and senior advisor for the House Foreign Affairs Committee as well as the deputy chief of staff for communications in Chairman Michael McCaul’s personal office. Leslie returned to Capitol Hill in March 2020 after several years of working in senior communications positions on campaigns, including U.S. Senate campaigns in Georgia, Maryland, and Ohio, and on Carly Fiorina’s presidential campaign as her national press secretary. She also served as the senior vice president at Firehouse Strategies and as the vice president of communications at the National Restaurant Association. Her prior Hill work includes serving as communications director for then Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA) and Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK), as deputy press secretary for then Rep. Brian Bilbray (R-CA), and as a press aide for the House Ways and Means Committee under then Chairman Bill Thomas (R-CA). Leslie hails from the great state of South Carolina, where she graduated from Clemson University — and is a rabid Clemson Tigers fan. 

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