Vice President of Advocacy and Stakeholder Engagement
Leslie Benton is the Vice President of Advocacy and Stakeholder Engagement of CREATE.org. Ms. Benton is one of the ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery Management Systems drafters as a member of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to the ISO committee developing ISO 37001. Ms. Benton is a former Senior Vice President of Levick Strategic Communications, where she led the anti-corruption and compliance communications practice. Previously, she was the Senior Policy Director for the U.S. chapter of Transparency International, where she spearheaded the chapter’s outreach to the U.S. Government, the G8 and G20, international institutions, multilateral development banks and the private sector. A lawyer by training, Ms. Benton is widely recognized for her experience in navigating the complex legal and regulatory landscape for NGOs and Fortune 500 companies in addition to her expertise in corporate compliance and governance, anti-corruption reform, and trade policy. She has also practiced law with Hogan & Hartson, LLP in Washington, D.C. and is the Vice Chair, Anti-Corruption Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law. Ms. Benton received her Master of Laws from Harvard Law School and her J.D. from the Emory University School of Law.