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Leah MayoLeah Mayo has been the Head of Trade & Investment for the Department for International Trade (DIT) since March 2014.  She first joined DIT in 2007 and later assumed the role of Vice Consul of IT, Technology, and Creative Media in 2008.  Leah brings with her a background in business and economic development and international politics. 


Leah started her career as Director of Oklahoma Money Matters, a governmental non-profit dedicated to the financial education of Oklahoma's youth.  She has also worked as a research assistant for a Member of Parliament and the Office of the Governor of Texas.  She has also served as the Partner Campaign Coordinator at the Greater Houston Partnership.   Most recently, she was the Managing Director for START, a technology incubator in Houston.


Leah earned her Bachelor of Arts in Government from the University of Texas at Austin, and was awarded a Master of Science in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.