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White House aide Tom Gavin to join IT trade group

White House senior aide Tom Gavin is leaving the president’s staff to join the Information Technology Industry Council as its vice president for external affairs, according to a report from The Hill newspaper.

Gavin most recently served as White House special assistant to the president and director of Cabinet communications, as well as director of media affairs.

He also previously was an aide at the Office of Management and Budget and worked for former Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W. Va., for nine years.

He starts at the technology trade group in mid-February, according to the report.

Posted by Alice Lipowicz on Jan 31, 2012 at 7:21 PM

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