Business Roundtable Announces New Website, Refreshed Logo and Staff Hires and Promotions
Oct 3, 2018
Enhancements Part of the Organization’s Moves to Further Build Advocacy and Communications Capabilities
Washington – Business Roundtable today announced the launch of a redesigned website – Businessroundtable.org – along with a refreshed logo, optimized for digital performance. Business Roundtable President & CEO Joshua Bolten also announced several new staff hires and promotions that occurred over recent months to further strengthen the CEO association’s advocacy and communications efforts.
“I am pleased to announce the new talent and increased capabilities we are bringing to Business Roundtable,” said Business Roundtable President & CEO Joshua Bolten. “The promotion of current staff, the addition of new staff members and our new website and logo are tremendous assets for the Roundtable and our efforts to promote a stronger, more competitive U.S. economy that benefits American business and workers.”
The staff and website enhancements come as Business Roundtable continues to bolster its advocacy and communications capabilities to best advance CEO-driven solutions that will make a meaningful difference for workers, families, communities and businesses of all sizes.
The Business Roundtable website has been redesigned to improve the organization’s advocacy and communications capabilities. This includes:
- New features to raise awareness of CEO-led initiatives, policy priorities and economic policy solutions;
- A robust email sign-up platform to better engage with policymakers, media, member company staff and the American public; and
- A refreshed logo that is modern, adaptable and designed to work cohesively across the Roundtable’s policy areas of focus – all of which are branded distinctly with sharp, unique colors.
Business Roundtable new hires and staff promotions include:
Andrew Beilein is promoted to Senior Director, Government Relations. Beilein previously served as Director at Business Roundtable, coordinating legislative advocacy, outreach to Capitol Hill and the Administration as well as grassroots mobilization and coalition building. Prior to joining Business Roundtable in 2014, Beilein worked in the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition.
Jennifer Cummings joins Business Roundtable as Senior Director, Communications. Cummings previously served for 12 years as a senior communications strategist at The Fratelli Group. There she led advocacy and media relations efforts for clients on a range of issues, from U.S. trade and agricultural policy to working with some of America’s closest allies to further strengthen bilateral relations.
Molly Edwards joins Business Roundtable as Senior Director, Communications. Edwards previously served as Director of Press Operations for House Speaker Paul Ryan. In that capacity, she managed Ryan’s press events in D.C. and throughout the country, served as Ryan’s press liaison to foreign governments and embassies, and oversaw media logistics for major events in the U.S. Capitol.
Rayna V. Farrell is promoted to Senior Director, Communications. Farrell previously served as Director at Business Roundtable where she oversaw the organization’s successful communications and advocacy efforts in support of tax reform, sustainability, diversity & inclusion and workforce issues. Prior to joining Business Roundtable, Farrell worked for Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas, where she helped clients develop strategies and build relationships with policymakers in Congress.
Shane McDonald joins Business Roundtable as Senior Communications Advisor, Communications. McDonald comes to Business Roundtable from the House Ways and Means Committee, where he served as Speechwriter under Chairman Kevin Brady. Prior to his experience at Ways and Means, Shane served as Communications Director for U.S. Congressman Kenny Marchant (TX-24).
Matt Miller moves to Government Relations team as Vice President. Miller joins the growing Government Relations team and is responsible for outreach to Capitol Hill and the Administration on behalf of the Roundtable. Previously, Miller oversaw the Business Roundtable Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee from 2011-2018, advocating for policies to promote U.S. economic growth and job creation, including the enactment of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
Liz Oberg joins Business Roundtable as Manager, Public Affairs. Prior to joining Business Roundtable, Oberg worked at the White House in the Office of Communications for President Donald J. Trump. At the White House she organized events and projects related to messaging priorities including tax reform and the State of the Union Address, among others. Before joining the Administration, Oberg worked in Communications at the Republican National Committee during the 2016 election cycle.
Matthew Spikes joins Business Roundtable as Director, Policy. Prior to joining Business Roundtable, Spikes worked for Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), focusing on labor, commerce, energy, judiciary and finance issues. Spikes is a native of Washington, D.C. He has earned several degrees including a B.A, M.F.A, J.D and LL.M in Taxation.
Derek Theurer joins Business Roundtable as Vice President, Tax and Fiscal Policy. Theurer comes to Business Roundtable from the office of Senator Bill Cassidy where he was Senior Tax Counsel. Prior to his time on Capitol Hill, Theurer spent a decade with Exxon Mobil Corporation in tax advisory and senior government affairs roles. In Washington, his advocacy portfolio comprised an array of policy areas: tax, intellectual property, workforce, pensions, and healthcare, including implementation of the Affordable Care Act.