Cynthia Hogan, Apple’s vice president for public policy and government affairs, is a member of a four-person committee that will vet potential Vice Presidential running mates for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
Hogan will work with former U.S. Senator Chris Dodd, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt (D-DE) and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to vet possible running mates for Biden.
“Selecting a vice presidential candidate is one of the most important decisions in a presidential campaign and no one knows this more than Joe Biden,” said Biden campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon. “These four co-chairs reflect the strength and diversity of our party, and will provide tremendous insight and expertise to what will be a rigorous selection and vetting process.”
TechCrunch notes the Hogan is a longtime D.C. insider and just transitioned to the private sector four years ago. Hogan was hired by Apple in April 2016 to head its presence in the nation’s capital, presumably lobbying U.S. lawmakers. She reports to Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives
Hogan has a longstanding work relationship with Biden, serving as an aide to Biden, then a senator, in 1993, eventually moving up the ladder to Staff Director of the Senate Judiciary Committee. She once again became part of the Biden team during his time as Voce President to Barack Obama, where she served as an advisor.