PepsiCo Inc. has turned to a top White House aide to lead its lobbying efforts, the food and beverage company announced on Wednesday.
Alan Hoffman, who most recently was the deputy chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden and deputy assistant to President Barack Obama, will become PepsiCo's senior vice president of global public policy and government affairs on November 26. He succeeds Dan Bryant, who left the post to head Covington & Burling's lobby shop.
Hoffman, who will be based at PepsiCo's Purchase, N.Y., headquarters, wasn't available for comment.
Biden said in a written statement that Hoffman exhibited "tremendous leadership, keen intellect, and unwavering loyalty" as a Senate staffer and a White House aide.
"From his commitment to strengthening our nation’s law enforcement, to his tireless advocacy on behalf of the labor community and building a strong middle class, he has always set the highest standard for public service," Biden said. "Alan has my complete respect and admiration, and I’m deeply in his debt for his contributions."