Ms. Wheelock’s practice is focused on rural and tribal business and community development, Native American and Tribal law, federal procurement, 8(a) small business development, telecommunications and technology, natural resources, and legislative and government affairs.
Most recently, Ms. Wheelock served at the US Department of Agriculture as the Director of the Office of Tribal Relations – focusing on federal policy, regulations and programs affecting rural America and American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes. Prior to her role at USDA, Ms. Wheelock was the Director of Economic Policy at the National Congress of American Indians. Additionally, Ms. Wheelock has extensive experience as an executive attorney with government contracting, telecom, technology and financial services companies.
Ms. Wheelock was born and raised in Indiana, and her home and family are on the Oneida Reservation in Oneida, Wisconsin. Leslie is a member of the Oneida Nation.