Legislative Policy Expert Joins AICPA’s Congressional and Political Affairs Team

October 7, 2013

Contact: Jay Hyde, 202-434-4266, jhyde@aicpa.org.

Washington, D.C., (October 7, 2013)
– The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the world’s largest member association representing the accounting profession, has announced the hiring of Rachel Dresen as a director on its Washington-based congressional and political affairs team.

With more than nine years’ experience on Capitol Hill, Dresen joins the Institute from the staff of U.S. Representative Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.), where she was legislative director and had primary responsibility for issues related to his service on the House Judiciary Committee.

From 2011 to 2013, she was Legislative Director for Representative Ben Quayle (R-Ariz.). Earlier, she was a legislative assistant for former Representatives Jeff Flake and Chris Cannon and was a Researcher for the National Republican Congressional Committee.

“Rachel knows the ins and outs of the legislative process, on the House side in particular, and has been involved in issues related to the budget, financial services and health care, all of which are of interest to our members,” said Mark Peterson, senior vice president for congressional and political affairs at the AICPA. “She joins a seasoned team of government relations experts who serve as the CPA profession’s advocates with legislators and regulators.”

Dresen is a graduate of Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah, with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and a minor in Business Management. Prior to that, she earned her Associate of Science degree in Economics from BYU-Idaho (formerly Ricks College) of Rexburg, Idaho.