Motorola Solutions Names Robert Hoffman to Lead Government Affairs

on Thursday, 06 February 2014. Posted in Two Way Radio Industry News Blog

February 5, 201

GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC SAFETY ENGLISH NORTH AMERICA

Schaumburg, Ill. – Feb. 5, 2014 – 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, 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.

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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.”