Ms. Leo has over 25 years combined experience in federal, state and local government. Prior to joining the firm in 1996, Ms. Leo served as the Intergovernmental Relations Manager for the City of San Antonio. In that capacity, she had chief responsibility for managing federal, state and local matters on behalf of the City of San Antonio. Ms. Leo managed legislative and political activities at these various levels of government including Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC); state legislative matters impacting the City of San Antonio as well as interlocal agreements between the city and county. In 1985, she served as Chief of Staff for the first Hispanic woman elected to the Legislature, State Representative Irma Rangel, (Kingsville), a position she held until 1994 in which she managed all legislative policy. In this capacity, Ms. Leo also served as the Director of the Mexican-American Legislative Caucus and managed policy issues in behalf of the members of the Caucus. Prior to joining the House side of the Capitol, Ms. Leo worked in the policy division of Lieutenant Governor William P. Hobby, Jr. Ms. Leo's legislative career began as a Senate Messenger. Ms. Leo is a native Texan, speaks Spanish, and is a member of the William B. Travis Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.