U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) on Monday announced that Eric Einhorn will serve as chief of staff in his Washington, D.C., office.

Einhorn served as Schatz’s senior counsel for technology and communications policy, according to the senator’s office.

U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz. Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

He has “more than two decades of experience working on public policy in the public and private sectors,” including as a senior official at the Federal Communications Commission and as an executive at a Fortune 500 company.

“Eric brings years of public policy, management, and political strategy experience to his new position,” said Schatz in a press release. “We are excited to have Eric take on this new role and put his leadership skills to work for the people of Hawaii.”

Einhorn replaces Andy Winer, who served as chief of staff for more than six years and left to work in the private sector in Washington as a consultant.

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