Facebook expands policy comms team

PALO ALTO, CA: Facebook continues to expand its policy communications team with the recent addition of Sarah Feinberg and Tucker Bounds, who will work from the company's headquarters in Palo Alto.

PALO ALTO, CA: Facebook continues to expand its policy communications team with the recent addition of Sarah Feinberg and Tucker Bounds, who will work from the company's headquarters in Palo Alto.

Both will report to Barry Schnitt, director of corporate communications and public policy at Facebook, confirmed Andrew Noyes, manager of public policy communications.

Feinberg will join in August as director of policy communications. She will manage communications around privacy, safety, security, and litigation. Previously, she was director of global communications and business strategy at Bloomberg LP.

She has also held notable positions in the political arena, including special assistant to President Obama, senior adviser to former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel, communications director for the House Democratic Caucus, press secretary for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and press secretary for Tom Daschle, former Senate Minority Leader.

Bounds joins the team full-time as manager of policy communications after previously serving as a consultant. He will be responsible for community relations and state government-related communications.

Prior to Facebook, Bounds was communications director and deputy campaign manager for Meg Whitman's California gubernatorial campaign. He also served stints as western press secretary for the Republican National Committee, press secretary for Senator Gordon Smith, and Oregon communications director for the Bush-Cheney '04 campaign.

Feinberg and Bounds follow a string of recent hires to the company's communications and policy teams, including Joe Lockhart as VP of global communications, Joel Kaplan as VP of US public policy, and Myriah Jordan as policy manager.

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