NOV 07, 2022 | GLOBAL
BSA Hires Vice President for Global Public Affairs
WASHINGTON – November 7, 2022 – BSA | The Software Alliance is expanding its senior leadership with the addition of Michael O’Brien, who joins the trade association as Vice President of Global Public Affairs. Based in Washington, D.C., O’Brien will lead worldwide policy and advocacy communications for the global enterprise software industry.
Over the course of nearly 15 years, O’Brien has held several public affairs leadership positions, including most recently as Vice President of Public Affairs and Advocacy for the National Association of Manufacturers and, previously, as Director of Public Affairs for the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. He launched his career as a journalist, serving as a politics reporter for NBC News and a staff writer for The Hill.
“BSA’s members are the most innovative software companies in the world, whose products are improving our economies, our societies, and how we communicate,” said O’Brien. “BSA is a leading voice that generates practical insights and advances policy solutions in Washington, Brussels, and world capitals around the globe. I am excited to help tell the story of industry and further BSA’s important advocacy.”
“I am thrilled to welcome Michael to our growing team,” said Victoria Espinel, President and CEO of BSA. “BSA’s member companies advance responsible policies to shape our most important tech issues. As governments seek to regulate the digital environment in key areas such as privacy, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and cross-border data, Michael has precisely the right mix of experience and expertise to further strengthen BSA as a leading source of analysis, ideas, and solutions for policymakers worldwide.”
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.