Leigh Claffey joined Growth Energy as Director of Communications in July 2018 after nearly seven years of working in communications in Congress. Claffey served as press secretary for U.S. Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa, communications director for former U.S. Congressman Lynn Westmoreland of Georgia, managed media on their political campaigns, and advised state races in Georgia. She is a native of Augusta, Georgia and currently resides in Washington, D.C.