Leanne Winner

Leanne has led NCSBA’s federal and state Governmental Relations team since 1998.  During her time with NCSBA she has worked on numerous pieces of legislation on behalf of school boards, school systems, and children.  Leanne was ranked as the 26th most influential lobbyist in 2011-12 by the North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research.

Prior to joining NCSBA, Leanne worked as a contract lobbyist at the law firm of Everett, Gaskins, Hancock, and Stevens and in the North Carolina Governor’s Office for the Economic Development Board as the Assistant Director for the Strategic Economic Development Plan.

She received her Master’s degree in economics from the University of Iowa and her Bachelors degree from Colorado College. A native of Asheville, North Carolina, Leanne and her husband, Ellis Hankins, and their children, Will and Lucy, live in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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