Snap hires Kerry aide to run global public policy operations

Snap hires Kerry aide to run global public policy operations
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Snap, the company that owns social media app Snapchat, has hired a top aide to Secretary of State John KerryJohn Forbes KerryTrump's dangerous Guantánamo fixation will fuel fire for terrorists Tech beefs up lobbying amid Russia scrutiny Overnight Tech: Senate Dems want FCC chief recused from Sinclair merger | Tech rallies on Capitol Hill for DACA | Facebook beefs up lobbying ranks MORE as its head of global public policy, a company spokeswoman confirmed to The Hill.

Jennifer Park Stout had been Kerry’s deputy chief of staff since March 2015, according to her bio on the State Department’s website.

Reuters first reported the hire on Wednesday.

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Before joining the State Department, Stout had been an aide in the White House’s legislative affairs office and worked for a number of Democratic lawmakers, including then-Sen. Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenObama tweets birthday message to Biden: 'The best vice president anybody could have' The Hill's 12:30 Report Tech beefs up lobbying amid Russia scrutiny MORE (D-Del.) from 1998 to 2000, according to her LinkedIn page.

She is not the first former Obama aide to join the company. Rachel Racusen, who did two stints in Obama’s press shop, was hired as Snap’s communications director in September.