Leah Chandler is a Senior Director at Stott Development Solutions Group. Prior to joining SDSG Leah served as the Director of Development for Giffords: Courage to Fight Gun Violence, the gun violence prevention organization founded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and Captain Mark Kelly. At Giffords, Leah oversaw a multi-tiered, multi-entity development program and was responsible for building the framework and infrastructure required to create a sustainable, thoughtful and strategic program to match a growing and increasingly impactful organization.
Leah has more than 15 years of experience working with candidates, campaigns, non-profits and other organizations in the progressive space. Prior to joining Giffords, Leah oversaw development and partnerships for a leading think tank in Washington, D.C., building inroads in the corporate community and bridging the connection between funders and leading edge policy formation. In the 2012 election cycle, Leah served as the Deputy National Finance Director for the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC, where she managed two national fundraising accounts and was a senior member of the team that produced a historically successful nominating convention. She later went on to serve as a Senior Advisor to the Presidential Inaugural Committee for President Barack Obama’s second inauguration. Leah began her career working on numerous political campaigns – from state representative to Lt. Governor, eventually working at the DCCC and on several U.S. House and Senate campaigns.
Leah is a graduate of the University of Missouri – Columbia. Originally from Kansas City, Missouri, she currently resides in Washington, D.C. with her husband and daughter.