Leslee T. Alexander serves as the International Trade Director at the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. She oversees international trade activities, including inbound and outbound missions, the statewide Tennessee Regional Export Network, and the Governor’s protocol activities. She is the state’s designee to the Appalachian Regional Commission’s Export Trade and Advisory Council. She works closely with federal partners across Commerce, International Trade Administration and the Small Business Administration, as well as companies, cities, counties, chambers and development districts across the state.
Before joining TNECD Leslee was the founder and principal of a strategic planning firm that developed regional planning initiatives and managed an international association of advertising agencies. A graduate of Duke University and the University of Colorado, she currently serves on the board of the State International Development Organization, the Tennessee Foreign Language Institute, the Japan America Society of Tennessee and Discover Life in America.