Leslie Drake

Before joining the International Trade Administration’s U.S. Commercial Service as an International Trade Specialist in 2006, Leslie Drake worked for the state of West Virginia Development Office International Division for 13 years, working with West Virginia businesses to help them access export markets. In the past 25 years, Leslie has led or organized trade missions to more than 30 countries, working with many small and medium-sized companies. She directs the U.S. Export Assistance Centers in WV, with locations in Charleston and Wheeling, and is currently serving as the Acting Mid-Atlantic Region Network Director.  Leslie holds an MBA in international business and marketing from the University of Kentucky and is a Certified Global Business Provider