Amazon Brings on Two Capitol Hill Chiefs
Amazon has hired Capitol Hill veteransTroy Clair and LaDavia Drane as Senior Managers to work on diversity issues, including Amazon's relationships with the Congressional Black Caucus, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus. Clair currently serves as Chief of Staff to Congressman G. K. Butterfield (D-NC). He was previously the North Carolina State Director for Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign. Prior to that, he worked as a Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Financial Stability at the Department of the Treasury. Clair also previously served as External Relations Deputy Director for then-Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD). The 2003 Duke University graduate has also worked for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and on John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign. “I am excited to join a company at the forefront of innovation. The tech sector provides abundant opportunities for a new generation of creators. That is why I look forward to working on STEM policy and engaging lawmakers who are committed to unlocking the human potential that will define our future,” Clair said. Drane most recently served as Chief of Staff to Congresswoman Yvette Clarke (D-NY). Prior to that, she worked on Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign as the Director of African American Outreach. The Cleveland native served as Executive Director of the Congressional Black Caucus under Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (D-OH). Before that, she was Director of Federal and Regional Affairs for DC Mayor Muriel Bowser. The 2004 Miami University graduate, who earned her law degree from Cleveland State University, has also served in leadership roles at the Grocery Manufacturers Association and the National Community Investment Coalition. “I will be forever grateful to Congresswoman Marcia Fudge, Congresswoman Yvette Clarke and the Congressional Black Caucus for giving me the opportunity to serve on Capitol Hill,” Drane said. “Joining Amazon will grant me the opportunity to continue the important work that I began on Capitol Hill and allow me to work with incredible people in a fascinating industry.” Both start Monday.