Leslie Cordes is the Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships for the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. She leads the Alliance’s partnership, donor relations, and fundraising activities, as well as the Alliance communications and advocacy work. 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. She 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. Leslie has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Economics from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Master’s of Science from Georgetown's School of Foreign Service.