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Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 01/30/2012

Tom Gavin, Cabinet communications director, leaves White House for tech group

Tom Gavin is leaving his White House perch for the Information Technology Industry Council, where he will be vice president for external affairs.
Tom Gavin is leaving the White House for a job in the private sector. (Jonathan Ernst - Reuters)

As special assistant to the president and Cabinet communications director, Gavin helped coordinate agency heads’ participation in administration-wide efforts. At ITI, Gavin will be tasked with “bolstering the organization’s communications and media operation and overseeing its third-party outreach,” ITI said in a news release.

“Getting Tom on board is another important step forward in our efforts to bolster the advocacy impact of the tech sector,” said Dean Garfield, ITI president and chief executive.

Before spearheading Cabinet communications, Gavin held several other administration communications jobs, worked for the poverty-fighting ONE campaign and was a longtime aide to the late senator Robert C. Byrd (D-W.Va.).

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