Northrop Grumman hires new lobbyist

By John Liang / April 9, 2018 at 9:54 AM

Northrop Grumman has hired Gabrielle Batkin, a former senior Senate staffer, as vice president of legislative affairs, the company announced today.

Batkin will be responsible for implementing and overseeing all of the company's interactions with Congress, "including the development of proactive activities to promote Northrop Grumman's legislative agenda and build legislative and policy coalitions," according to a Northrop statement.

Batkin will report to Lesley Kalan, corporate vice president of government relations.

Prior to joining Northrop, Batkin was the minority staff director for the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. Before that, she was the majority and minority staff director on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Batkin also worked for the Senate Appropriations Committee for 13 years.

Batkin has a master's degree from George Washington University and her bachelor's degree from Bradley University.