JAN 21, 2021 | US
BSA Expands State Advocacy Program With Hiring of Abigail Wilson
WASHINGTON – January 21, 2021 – BSA | The Software Alliance today welcomes Abigail Wilson as its new Manager of State Advocacy. In this Colorado-based role, Abigail will monitor, analyze, and report on state legislative issues as well as assist in the strategic engagement efforts with elected officials related to BSA members’ priority policy issues. In addition, she will play a critical role in helping to build and maintain BSA’s brand and relationships with key legislators in state capitals around the country.
“Last year, BSA launched its state advocacy program, and I’m pleased that we’re now expanding that work by adding Abigail to our team,” said Victoria Espinel, President and CEO of BSA | The Software Alliance. “States are moving forward on issues that deeply impact the software industry, including COVID-19 response and recovery, data privacy legislation, and modernizing state IT infrastructure. Abigail’s expertise will be extremely valuable as BSA continues to serve as a trusted advisor to policymakers crafting legislation on these issues.”
State policymakers have a lot of work ahead of them as they navigate complex tech policy issues during the COVID-19 pandemic. BSA is eager to work alongside legislators and staff to address issues that impact Americans in every state in the country. That includes finding policy solutions to foster inclusive economic recovery, protect consumer data, and equip local governments with the tools they need to serve citizens and protect against cyberattacks.
Prior to joining BSA, Abigail served as the Advocacy & Public Policy Manager at the International Interior Design Association, where she led legislative strategy and lobbyist management with active legislation in six states and built relationships with existing and new stakeholders. Previously, Abigail held the role of Special Project Assistant at the Chicago Park District, where she managed stakeholder relationships with government agencies and NGOs and assisted with grant reporting and applications. Abigail holds a Masters of Public Policy from Loyola University Chicago in Chicago, IL and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Louisville in Louisville, KY.
소프트웨어 연합(BSA | The Software Alliance, 이하 BSA)(www.bsa.org)은 각국 정부를 대상으로 세계 시장에서 전 세계 소프트웨어 업계를 대변하고 옹호하는 선도적 연합체입니다. 세계의 가장 혁신적 기업들이 회원사로 참여하며 경제에 활기를 불어 넣고 현대의 생활을 향상시키는 소프트웨어 솔루션을 만들어 내고 있습니다.
워싱턴 DC에 본부를 두고, 30개국이 넘는 국가들에서 운영되는 BSA는, 합법적 소프트웨어 사용을 증진시키고 기술 혁신을 촉진하며 디지털 경제의 성장을 추진하는 공공 정책을 지지하는 준법 프로그램들을 선도합니다.