Apple has hired Cynthia Hogan, a top lobbyist for the National
Football League and former aide to Vice President Joe Biden, as
the new head of its Washington office — a major pickup for the
tech giant as it continues to battle law enforcement officials who
seek greater access to its customers’ data.
Hogan will become the iPhone maker’s vice president for public
policy and government affairs for the Americas, a role that
oversees not only the company’s D.C. operations but also Canada
and Latin America. She’ll report to Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice
president of environment, policy and social initiatives, who
previously led the Environmental Protection Agency.
“Cynthia’s intellect and judgment have consistently distinguished
her as a uniquely talented professional and we’re lucky to have
her join the team at Apple,” Jackson said in a statement.