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eBay Names Apple Exec Its New VP of Government Relations

eBay hired Cathy Foster as its Vice President of Government Relations & Public Policy. The former Apple executive will lead eBay’s legislative, policy, antitrust and government affairs work and will be responsible for maintaining important relationships with government officials.

eBay issued the following announcement:

Cathy Foster, a seasoned government affairs and public policy leader, will join eBay as Vice President, Government Relations & Public Policy. In this role she will lead the Global Government Relations function and lead eBay’s legislative, policy, antitrust and government affairs work. She will also be responsible for maintaining important relationships with government officials and other stakeholders around the world. She will report to Marie Oh Huber, SVP Legal Affairs, General Counsel and Secretary at eBay.

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Cathy has more than 20 years of public policy, regulatory and communications experience. She joins eBay from Apple Inc., where most recently she was the head of Corporate Government Affairs. During her long tenure at Apple, she was responsible for building the Global Government Affairs function under founder Steve Jobs. During her career, Cathy served as an Associate Director of the Office of Political Affairs in the White House and worked on George H.W. Bush’s presidential campaign.

“We are pleased to welcome Cathy to eBay,” said Ms. Huber. “Cathy brings extensive global government affairs experience and will be a strong leader for eBay as we continue to advocate for our customers and our global business.”

Cathy will begin at eBay in mid-June, 2017 and will be based at eBay’s headquarters in San Jose, California.

Source: eBay Corporate Blog Post

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