RIM's Peters moves to Franklin Square

Brian Peters, who's been director of government relations at RIM for the past year and a half, has moved to Franklin Square Group.

Before joining RIM, the Canadian maker of BlackBerry, Peters was director of government relations at the Information Technology Industry Council. He's a former legislative assistant for Rep. Jay Inslee (D-Wash.) where he worked on technology and telecom policy for five years. His duties at RIM included lobbying on patent reform--a big issue for the company.

Franklin Square represents technology clients such as Cisco and Google. RIM is also among its clients. Green technology policy will be a special area of focus for Peters, he told National Journal. The Hill's lobbying reporter Kevin Bogardus confirmed the news.