Director of Government Affairs – Motorola Solutions

Position Summary:

The director of government affairs will represent the company before U.S. Congress and key U.S. Federal agencies and advocate on behalf of issues of importance to the company. This role will be based in Washington D.C. The Government Affairs team builds and maintains relationships with government representatives globally, working to develop and preserve regulatory and political environments that are favorable to the company’s profitable growth. They are also responsible for advocating Motorola Solutions’ public policy positions with governments in the United States and governments abroad. In addition, the organization houses the company’s country management organization. The director will assist with the development and implementation of legislative tactics and strategies on policy, analyze legislation of importance to the company and advocate in support of policies and programs that align with company priorities, work closely with internal stakeholders on specific projects, and drive Congressionally-focused business development activity and strategic funding activity, provide input to plan and develop the organization’s legislative agenda based on a solid understanding of the company’s business priorities, investigate and keep management informed of pending legislative issues of concern to the company, work with and may assist in managing contract lobbyists, although this person will be an individual contributor, he/she will coordinate with other team members and be highly collaborative and experienced in effective matrixed working relationships, network with key contacts outside own area of expertise both within and outside Government Affairs, and interact with management and customer personnel on matters requiring coordination across organizational lines, represent the organization as a principal contact with the U.S. Congress and key federal agencies.

Position Location:

Washington, D.C.

Total Lobby Spend:

2018: $1,120,000

2017: $1,320,000

2016: $1,490,000

2018 Contributions:


Contribution Split:         

36% Democrats / 64% Republicans

Core Issues:  

Fed Budget & Appropriations, Telecommunications, Defense, Finance, Immigration, Law Enforcement & Crime, Taxes, Trade, Homeland Security

Outside Counsel:

Motorola Solutions retained Invariant LLC, Polaris Government Relations, and Sixkiller Consulting in 2018.

Invariant LLC

Jonathan Becker – Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig LLP – Member, Invariant GR – Member, Heather Podesta & Partners – Public Policy Consultant, Delta Air Lines – Chief of Staff, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, Chief Counsel, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, U.S. Senate – Associate, Wilmer Hale – Law Clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit – Special Assistant to the Senior Counsel for Nominations, The White House – Special Assistant, U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division – JD, University of Chicago Law School – BA History and Government, Wesleyan University –

Robert Hoffman – Corporate Vice President, Government Relations, Motorola Solutions – Senior Vice President, Government Relations, Information Technology Industry Council – Vice President, Global Public Policy, Cognizant Technology Solutions – Vice President, Government & Public Affairs, Oracle – Legislative Director, Office of Senator Mike DeWine, United States Senate – Legislative Director, Office of Senator Larry Pressler – United States Senate – Deputy Director, Washington DC Office, Office of California Governor, Pete Wilson – Legislative Correspondent, Office of Senator Pete Wilson, United States Senate – M.P.P., University of Maryland College Park – B.A., University of California, Los Angeles –

Larissa Martinez – Co–Founder/Executive Director, RightNOW – President, LM^2 Consulting, LLC – Director of Operations, Carly for Presidential/Unlocking Potential PAC – Senior Advisor/Executive Director, Senior Legislative Assistant, Senator Deb Fischer, United States – Deputy Campaign Manager, Deb Fischer for U.S. Senate – Policy Intern, Meg Whitman for Governor 2010 – Associate Intern, Capitol Pacific Group, LLC – Legislative Assistant, Senator Chuck Hagel, United States Senate – Legislative Correspondent, Representative Nathan Deal, U.S. House of Representatives – Assistant Scheduler, Senator Johnny Isakson, United States Senate – Intern, Center for International Trade and Security – Volunteer/Foster, Washington Humane Society – M.P.A., University of Southern California – B.A., The University of Georgia –

Heather Podesta – Tax and Trade Counsel, Representative Robert Matsui, U.S. House of Representatives – Legislative Counsel for Tax and Trade, Representative Earl Pomeroy, U.S. House of Representatives – Assistant General Counsel/General Counsel, Airlines Clearing House, Air Transport Association of America, Inc. – Associate, Thompson Coburn LLP – Associate, Dyer Ellis & Joseph – Legislative Fellow, Trade and Transportation, Senator Bill Bradley, United States Senate – J.D., University of Virginia – B.S., University of California, Berkeley –

Eric Rosen – Lobbyist, Herbalife International – Partner, Heather Podesta & Partners – Counsel, Senate Judiciary Committee – Legislative Director, H.R. Anthony D Weiner –

Landon Stropko – Legislative Director, Senator Mike Enzi, United States Senate – Chief of Staff, Legislative Director, Legislative Assistant, Representative Cynthia Lummis, US House of Representatives – Legislative Assistant, Representative Barbara Cubin, US House of Representatives – JD, Georgetown University – BS, University of Wyoming –

Patrice Willoughby – Member, Heather Podesta and Partners – Deputy Associate Administrator, Policy, Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs, GSA – Executive Director, Congressional Black Caucus – Chief of Staff and Counsel, Office of the Hon. Stephanie Tubbs Jones – J.D., University of Wisconsin–Madison – Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, University of Groningen – M.A., University of Cincinnati College, Conservatory of Music – B.A., Case Western Reserve University –

Polaris Government Relations

Bryan Cunningham – Lobbyist, Cisco Systems – J.D., Catholic University of American Columbus School of Law – B.A., Utah State University –

Daniel Gans – Chief of Staff, Congressman Bob Riley, U.S. House of Representatives – Senior Advisor, Riley for Governor 2002 –

Jon Gans – Deputy Chief of Staff and Policy Director, Senate Republican Whip Jon Kyl, United States Senate – Deputy Associate Director, Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of The President – University of Denver –

Sixkiller Consulting

Kate Eltrich – Director, Legislative Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, The White House – Professional Staff, Senator Patrick J. Leahy (D-VT), Senate Appropriations Committee, United States Senate – B.A., Mills College – 202.787.5503 –

Casey Sixkiller – Chief Operating Officer, King County, Washington State – Executive Vice President, McBee Strategic Consulting – Legislative Assistant, Senator Patty Murray, United States Senate – Legislative Officer, Washington Office, Cherokee Nation – Legislative Assistant, Representative Jim McDermott, US House of Representatives – B.A., Dartmouth College –

Mariah Sixkiller – National Security Advisor, House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD), US House of Representatives – Advisor, Foreign Policy, Senator Paul Sarbanes (D-MD), United States Senate – Legislative Staff, Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), United States Senate – 202.787.5302 –

In–House Counsel:      

James Murphy –

Lynn Starr – Vice President, Federal Relations, CenturyLink – Counsel, Issue Dynamics – Vice President, Federal Relations, SBC – Vice President, Federal Regulatory, Ameritech – Legislative Counsel, Representative Rick Boucher, US House of Representatives – Associate, Reed Smith – Associate, Gardner Carton & Douglas – J.D., American University – B.A., Boston College –

115th Congressional Session Bills:

H.R.1 – Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

H.R.244 – Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017

H.R.1370  CHIP and Public Health Funding Extension Act

H.R.1625 – Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018

H.R.1892 – Family First Prevention Services Act

H.R.3219 – Defense, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, Legislative Branch, and Energy and Water Development National Security Appropriations Act, 2018

H.R.3354 – Department of Homeland Security Border Infrastructure Construction Appropriations Act, 2018

H.R.3355 – Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2018

H.R.3528 – Every Prescription Conveyed Securely Act

H.R.3548 – Border Security for America Act of 2017

H.R.4311 – Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2017

H.R.4672 – Next Generation 9-1-1 Act of 2017

S.2061 – Next Generation 9-1-1 Act of 2017

S.2098 – Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2017

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