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10/26/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/26/2021 02:16

BGR Group Names Maya Seiden Co-Chair of International and Trade Practice

Washington, D.C. (October 26, 2021) - BGR Group, Washington, D.C.'s premier bipartisan lobbying and public relations firm, has named Principal Maya Seiden Co-Chair of the firm's International and Trade Practice. In her role, she advocates in the U.S. on behalf of foreign countries and individuals and advises companies on navigating challenges in the U.S. and overseas.

"Since joining BGR, Maya has been an incredible colleague and tremendous asset to clients across the firm," BGR Group Chairman and CEO Bob Wood said. "Her breadth of experience in government and the private sector makes her a unique and exceptional advisor on a myriad of issues. We are proud to name her Co-Chair of our International and Trade Practice."

"Maya brings an insider's experience and analytical perspective to every client and every situation," BGR President Erskine Wells said. "She is smart, hardworking, and savvy. BGR is privileged to have her on our leadership team."

A veteran of the Clinton and Obama administrations, Maya served in senior positions at the State Department, Energy Department and the White House. Outside of government, Maya held senior strategy, operations and communications positions in the corporate and non-profit sectors.

Prior to joining BGR in 2014, Maya served as Chief of Staff to the Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources, overseeing budget and strategic planning for the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). She led Secretary Clinton's effort to elevate the State Department's influence in economics and business promotion. During the Clinton administration, Maya was Special Assistant to Secretary of Energy Bill Richardson and Special Assistant in Cabinet Affairs at the White House.

In the private sector, Maya served as Vice President of Strategy and Business Development at BlackRock, where she advised the firm's Executive Committee and Chief Operating Officer on management, communications and operations; worked on major mergers and acquisitions; and developed the company's first government relations and public policy strategy.

From 2003 to 2007, Maya managed operations at New York University, overseeing the streamlining of operations and management, including the integration of long-term strategic planning and budgeting across the University and the expansion of the University to include international campuses. Previously, Maya advised companies on managing emerging issues and crises at Edelman Public Relations.

Maya received her bachelor's degree from Wesleyan University and her master's degree in business administration from New York University.