IAB Has A New Guy In Charge Of Lobbying

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The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) announced on Wednesday that it has appointed Dave Grimaldi as its new Executive Vice President, Public Policy, which means he'll be in charge of the association's lobbying efforts in Washington D.C.

These efforts, according to the IAB, will be focused on consumer privacy, data security, supply chain safety, advertising taxation, and other major regulatory and legislative issues.

Grimaldi is currently the Director of Public Affairs for Pandora where he has directed legislative and public affairs strategies. Before Pandora, he was Chief of Staff and Media Legal Advisor for the Office of FCC Commissioner (and later Acting Chair) Mignon L Clyburn, where he developed the Commissioner's overall policy agenda and provided counsel.

He'll join IAB next month, and according to the Bureau, will make sure IAB members' voices are represented before Congress, the FTC, FCC, etc.

“Dave Grimaldi will build on IAB’s legacy as the most influential advocate for digital industry issues inside and outside Washington,” said Randall Rothenberg, President and CEO, IAB. “He is a recognized leader on Capitol Hill, at the regulatory agencies, and in private industry – and in his 15 years in D.C., he has garnered a reputation for integrity, enthusiasm, judgment, and consensus-building.”

For its Washington efforts, IAB works with a Public Policy Council made up of over 200 executives from its 650 member companies.

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