Leo has extensive experience in health care, agriculture and general government oversight issues. He began his Washington career handling legislation for Congressman Glenn English (D-OK) and subsequently served as Counsel to the House Government Operations Subcommittee on Information, Justice and Agriculture where he organized and implemented the Subcommittee’s oversight activities.
Leo served for more than 20 years as Vice President of Government Relations for Wyeth, a pharmaceutical/biotech company, leading all aspects of the Washington office including designing and executing the legislative and strategic public affairs initiatives important to the company. Leo has wide-ranging experience advocating to Congress on pharmaceutical/biotech, consumer health, and animal health issues as well Congressional interest and response to litigation, mergers and acquisitions, and other corporate transactions.
Leo has been active in participating in and managing relations with numerous trade associations, including the Biotechnology Industry Organization, the Pharmaceutical Research Manufacturer’s of America, the Consumer Healthcare Products Association and the Business Roundtable.
Leo holds a degree from Oklahoma State University and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma. He is admitted to the bar in Oklahoma and is a member of the United States Supreme Court Bar. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the American Council of Young Political Leaders.
Leo and his wife, Debbie, reside in Mclean, Va.