Aaron Woolf, Dylan Peterson Join SIA Team

Wednesday, Apr 17, 2024, 5:00am

by Semiconductor Industry Association

WASHINGTON—April 17, 2024—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced Aaron Woolf and Dylan Peterson have joined the SIA team. Woolf will serve as director of global policy for economic security and Peterson will be a communications associate. SIA represents 99% of the U.S. semiconductor industry by revenue and nearly two-thirds of non-U.S. chip firms.

“The semiconductor industry is leading the charge toward greater innovation and productivity across the globe, and sound government policies are essential to promoting the continued strength of our sector,” said John Neuffer, SIA president and CEO. “With extensive experience convening key actors in industry and government to solve pressing policy challenges, Aaron Woolf will be an outstanding advocate for the semiconductor industry’s global policy and economic security priorities. With a strong background at the intersection of communications and public policy, Dylan Peterson will play a valuable role in helping to get our message out to government leaders and the public. We are pleased to welcome them to the SIA team and look forward to their contributions on behalf of our industry.”

Woolf was most recently a policy advisor at the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Investment Security, where he analyzed foreign investments in U.S. businesses for national security risks, among other responsibilities. Previously, Woolf served as senior director for policy and projects at Business Executives for National Security (BENS), a nonprofit business organization, where he developed strategies for protecting U.S. critical technology, as well as additional priorities. Woolf has also held various positions on Capitol Hill, including serving as legislative director for former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) and as a legislative aide on the Senate Homeland Security Committee’s Oversight Subcommittee. He received a bachelor’s degree in history from the State University of New York at Binghamton and a master’s degree in global security studies from Johns Hopkins University.

Peterson most recently served as a senior associate on the complex communications advisory team at Dentons Global Advisors, an independent strategic advisory firm. In this role, he worked with clients in the semiconductor and energy industries as they navigated complex communications challenges and opportunities. He received a bachelor’s degree in international studies from Indiana University.

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