Dave Grimaldi is Executive Vice President for Public Policy at IAB, and is based out of the Washington, D.C. office. He leads the the IAB policy team, which advocates on behalf of IAB member companies before Congress, federal agencies, and involves direct lobbying, political fundraising, issue campaigns, and policy development.
Dave joined IAB from Pandora Media, where he directed the company’s public affairs strategy and opened its Washington, D.C. office. Dave worked to craft Pandora’s policy messaging toward political and national media, while cultivating and strengthening relationships with a broad network of journalists, third party validators, and other music industry and technology representatives.
Prior to Pandora, Dave served as Chief of Staff to FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, serving as the Commissioner’s advisor on all matters. Dave prepared Commissioner Clyburn for congressional oversight hearings, the review of proposed mergers and various FCC rulemakings, and helped guide the office through Clyburn’s tenure as Acting FCC Chairwoman.
Before the FCC, Dave served as Senior Counsel to House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn of the U.S. House of Representatives. He advised the Whip in a variety of capacities, from policy positions to floor strategy, and coordinated with the House’s committees and other Leadership offices to prepare legislation for consideration by the full House.
Before joining the Whip’s office, Dave was a Principal at The Raben Group, where he advised corporate clients on issues relating to intellectual property, financial services, and telecommunications.
Dave earned his BA in English at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, followed by a J.D. at Catholic University Law School.