Motorola Solutions, Inc., (NYSE :MSI) has named Robert Hoffman, a seasoned public policy expert, as corporate vice president and leader of its global Government Affairs organization. He will join the company early next month and be based at its office in Washington, D.C., reporting to Mark Hacker, general counsel and senior vice president of Legal & Government Affairs.
Hoffman joins Motorola from the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), a Washington, D.C.-based advocacy and policy association, where he is senior vice president of government relations. Previously, he was vice president of global public policy at Cognizant Technology Solutions and started its public policy advocacy operation. Prior to Cognizant, he was vice president of government and public affairs at Oracle.
Before entering the private sector in 2001, Hoffman worked in government for more than 13 years as a policy adviser and speechwriter for four U.S. senators and the governor of California. His tenure on Capitol Hill included serving as legislative director and national security advisor for Sen. Larry Pressler of South Dakota, who was chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee and author of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, and Sen. Mike DeWine of Ohio.
Hoffman graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a bachelor’s in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He received a master’s in public policy, with highest honors, from the University of Maryland.
Dean Garfield, president and CEO, Information Technology Industry Council :
"Robert has been a tremendous asset to our recent growth and progress at ITI, both in terms of our members and our reach on policy issues for our industry, ranging from immigration to helium. Motorola Solutions will benefit immensely from his dedication, talent, and his good humor. And, since he will be at one of our member companies, we are fortunate to be able to continue to work with him and rely on his sound counsel and judgment. I join everyone at ITI, as well as at our member companies, in congratulating him on this new endeavor.”
Mark Hacker, general counsel and senior vice president of Legal & Government Affairs, Motorola Solutions:
“Robert is an accomplished, senior-level executive with extensive experience in developing and implementing public policy agendas for innovative companies in the technology industry. We are looking forward to the insight and advocacy he will provide as the leader of Motorola’s Government Affairs organization in the United States and around the world.”
“I am excited at the opportunity to be a part of one of our nation’s most forward-thinking companies, Motorola Solutions. Motorola Solutions has a tremendous legacy for path-breaking innovation, and many governments and businesses today look to Motorola as a valued and trusted technology partner and leader. “
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