Washington, DC -- The Technology CEO Council today announced that it has named longtime Democratic strategist CR Wooters as its Deputy Executive Director. Wooters is currently and will remain a principal with bipartisan government relations firm Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti. In his new role, Wooters will work with Tech CEO Council members including the CEOs of Xerox, IBM, Dell, Intel and others to advance policies that promote U.S. competitiveness, including tax, trade and immigration.
“CR’s strategic acumen, business savvy and deep ties to senior policy makers are invaluable assets for the Council CEOs. We are thrilled to have him on board and look forward to his strong guidance and leadership,” said Michele Cahn, vice president, Global Government Affairs at Xerox, and chair of the Technology CEO Council policy committee.
Comprised exclusively of chief executive officers from the nation's top information technology companies, the Technology CEO Council is one of the longest-serving and most impactful public policy advocacy groups in Washington. The group regularly works with policy makers to provide insights on how technology can help solve global challenges.
Wooters has a long history working with Congressional leadership and he is intimately familiar with the inner workings of Washington. CR served as Chief of Staff to two Members of Congress; Rep. Louise Slaughter, the then Chair of the House Rules Committee, and later Maryland Congressman Chris Van Hollen, the ranking Democrat on the House Budget Committee. He worked closely with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Congressman Van Hollen to set up and direct the Members Services operation for the Democratic majority in the House. In addition to his government service, CR has worked on dozens of political campaigns around the country including two presidential campaigns. Before joining Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti, he worked for the strategic communications firm Purple Strategies and provided counsel to a variety of clients. For much of his time at Purple he lived in London working with a multinational client.