Maryam Cope Joins Semiconductor Industry Association as Government Affairs Director

Tuesday, Feb 05, 2019, 7:00am

by Dan Rosso, Vice President, Communications


WASHINGTON—Feb. 5, 2019—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced Maryam Cope has joined the association as government affairs director. In this role, Cope will help advance the U.S. semiconductor industry’s key legislative and regulatory priorities related to semiconductor research and technology, high-skilled immigration, and product security, among others. She also will serve as a senior representative of the industry before Congress, the White House, and federal agencies.

Maryam Cope joins SIA

“The U.S. semiconductor industry is at the heart of the technologies driving America’s economic strength, national security, and global technology leadership,” said John Neuffer, SIA president and CEO. “Maryam Cope’s impressive skills and extensive experience in the tech policy arena make her an ideal advocate for semiconductor industry priorities in Washington. We’re excited to welcome her to the SIA team and look forward to her help advancing initiatives that promote growth and innovation in our industry and strengthen the U.S. economy.”

Cope most recently served as managing partner of GoldsteinCope Policy Solutions, a public policy consulting firm focused on technology issues. Prior to that role, she led the creation of a tech-policy practice at the American Hotel and Lodging Association, positioning the industry as a leading voice on tech policy related to consumer issues. Cope also served as director of government affairs at the Information Technology Industry Council, helping to guide the association’s advocacy efforts on cybersecurity, encryption, and supply chain security.

Cope began her career on the staff of Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) and later served as professional staff on the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, serving a key role in drafting science, innovation, and cybersecurity legislation. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Northwestern University and a graduate certificate from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business Executive Program for Women Leaders.

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About SIA
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) is the voice of the U.S. semiconductor industry, one of America’s top export industries and a key driver of America’s economic strength, national security, and global competitiveness. Semiconductors – microchips that control all modern electronics – enable the systems and products we use to work, communicate, travel, entertain, harness energy, treat illness, and make new scientific discoveries. The semiconductor industry directly employs nearly a quarter of a million people in the U.S. In 2017, U.S. semiconductor company sales totaled $189 billion, and semiconductors make the global trillion dollar electronics industry possible. SIA members account for over 90 percent of all U.S. semiconductor industry sales. Through this coalition, SIA seeks to strengthen U.S. leadership of semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research by working with Congress, the Administration and other key industry stakeholders to encourage policies and regulations that fuel innovation, propel business and drive international competition. Learn more at