As PESA President, Leslie Beyer leads strategic and operational development of PESA’S programs, expansion, and execution of its mission in support of oilfield service, supply and manufacturing organizations. Working with PESA’s Board of Directors, she serves as primary advocate for key priorities, promoting the sector’s technological innovation and economic contributions. Beyer began her career at the US State Department, and later in the US Senate as Legislative aide for US Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, managing legislation on immigration, finance and trade issues. Following her tenure on Capitol Hill, Beyer joined the Bush/Cheney 2000 Presidential campaign, eventually joining the White House Staff in 2000 in the Executive Office of the President. There, Beyer served as primary on-site liaison to local, national, and international media on all domestic and international Presidential travel. Following her service at the White House, Beyer accepted a Presidential Appointment at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), where she functioned as chief legislative liaison to the Senate and House Appropriations, Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, and House Financial Services Committees. After government service, Beyer successfully founded a private government affairs and strategic communications consulting firm, serving as communications advisor to multiple Fortune 500 clients. She relocated to Houston in 2010 and joined Burson-Marsteller Public Affairs, directing diverse teams in strategic communications and providing public relations counsel to clients in energy, education and technology sectors. Most recently, Beyer served as Director, Member and Board Relations with the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), collaborating with NAM member companies on targeted priority legislative issues and advocacy efforts, primarily in the energy industry. Beyer holds a BA in Latin American Studies and Spanish from the University of Texas at Austin. She serves on the IPAA/PESA Education Advisory Board, Offshore Energy Center Advisory Board, World Petroleum Congress 2020 Houston Bid Committee and the US International Trade Administration U.S.-Mexico Energy Business Council. Beyer has three young children, speaks fluent Spanish and is a long distance runner.