In her role as Senior Vice President, External Affairs, Leah is responsible for the advocacy, political affairs and coalition strategy for the Federation. Evangelista oversees all digital and creative functions for FAH as well as manages the public affairs team. Leah also serves as Treasurer and Director of FedPAC – the FAH’s political action committee.
Evangelista's broad political advocacy experience includes previously serving as Manager of REITPAC & Grassroots at the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, and as Manager of RPAC at the National Association of Realtors®.
Evangelista also spent time working on Capitol Hill, including working for former Rep. Chet Edwards (D-TX), and interning for Rep. Richard E. Neal (D-MA).
Evangelista received a Bachelor of Arts degree (cum laude) in Political Science from Vanderbilt University.