Pfizer names new VP of lobbying team

The pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has named Bridget Walsh its vice president of federal government relations.

She will lead the company's legislative and regulatory affairs teams, which is being kept active by the rollout of ObamaCare.

“Bridget’s keen understanding of Capitol Hill and her work on behalf of Pfizer’s mission and core legislative priorities have earned her the respect of peers and external audiences alike,” said Ken Cole, Pfizer’s senior vice president of U.S. government relations, in a statement. “She is an incredible asset to our team and we are delighted to see her rise in our organization.”

Walsh has been at the company since 2010, working in the government relations arm. Before coming to the drug manufacturer, she worked as a senior aide on Capitol Hill for about a decade, first for Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) and then for Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.).