April 13, 2021
Shelley Husband Named Senior Vice-President, Government Affairs and Special Projects, Association of American Publishers
Association of American Publishers President and CEO Maria A. Pallante today announced that Shelley Husband has been named Senior Vice President, Government Affairs and Special Projects.
“Shelley is a widely-respected and trusted advisor with more than 20 years of experience in policy development, legislative strategy, and consensus building,” said Maria A. Pallante. “She will be indispensable in our work to ensure a legal framework that promotes publishing and the public interest that it serves.”
“I am thrilled to join the amazing leadership team at AAP,” commented Ms. Husband. “I am committed to protecting and growing the creative economy and lawful distribution of knowledge, fueled by American publishers.”
Most recently, Ms. Husband served as Staff Director and General Counsel for the House Committee on the Judiciary from 2013 to 2019, where she spearheaded hundreds of bills addressing copyrights, patents, technology, and antitrust issues, and managed a forty-person team across multiple subcommittees and offices. As top policy, political, and legal advisor to the Chair and committee members, she routinely met with senior government officials and industry representatives. From 2002-2012, Ms.Husband served as Chief of Staff for Congressman Bob Goodlatte.
Among numerous other projects and achievements during her career, Ms. Husband helped launch the bicameral, bipartisan, Congressional International Anti-Piracy Caucus, which was chaired by Mr. Goodlatte and then-Senator Joseph R. Biden, and she directed a comprehensive, bipartisan review of our nation’s copyright laws which culminated in historic reforms being signed into law.