By Gautham Nagesh - 07/11/11 05:11 PM EDT
Facebook recently added two more Beltway insiders to its policy communications team: former Obama White House staffer Sarah Feinberg and Tucker Bounds, who served as deputy communications director for Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) 2008 presidential campaign.
Bounds has been working for Facebook as a consultant and will focus on state governments and community relations. Feinberg will manage communications around privacy, security, safety and litigation. Both will be based at the firm's Palo Alto, Calif., headquarters.
Facebook is facing increasing scrutiny from lawmakers ahead of the upcoming debate on comprehensive privacy and security legislation, particularly with regards to how far it goes to block underage users from the site. Facebook maintains it eliminates accounts of underage children when notified.
Feinberg comes to Facebook from Bloomberg LP, where she served as director of global communications and business strategy. She previously served as special assistant to President Obama and senior adviser to former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. She graduated from Washington and Lee University.
Bounds served as deputy campaign manager and communications director for former eBay CEO Meg Whitman's failed 2008 gubernatorial campaign in California. He also worked for the Republican National Committee and President George W. Bush's 2004 campaign. Bounds graduated from the University of Oregon.