Government Affairs Director

20 Jun, 2022


Government Affairs Director

Iron Mountain
Washington, D.C.

At Iron Mountain we protect what our customers value most, from the everyday to the extraordinary, while helping them bridge the physical and digital world. Our people have the opportunity to bring their creativity to a workplace that thrives on change. Here, you will be part of a team that doesn’t just embrace what’s exceptional. It creates exceptional.

Iron Mountain is looking for a Director, Federal Government Affairs to join its Government Affairs office in Washington, D.C. This person will report to the Head of Government Affairs and will be principally responsible for developing and executing a government affairs strategy to advance our policy positions and achieve favorable outcomes, with a particular focus on data privacy and security, technology, and environmental issues; and representing Iron Mountain with political appointees at relevant agencies and with elected officials, both Democrats and Republicans, in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate.

The Director, Federal Government Affairs will:

  • Develop a strong network of relationships with Members of Congress and their staff on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Senate Commerce Committee, House Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee;
  • Develop and manage relationships with relevant industry associations and coalitions;
  • Manage the drafting and review of commentary on proposed legislation and advocate for or against such legislation in furtherance of the Company’s interests, including privacy and data security, Federal data center consolidation, IT modernization and other technology issues;
  • Identify and analyze political, legislative, and policy trends to help inform business decisions, develop policy positions, and advance Iron Mountain’s business objectives;
  • Understand business priorities, growth opportunities and potential risks to inform business and policy objectives;
  • Draft briefing papers and create written materials advocating our policy positions to tell our story to policymakers, regulators, and other important policy influencers;
  • Secure and manage meetings for Iron Mountain senior executives, including the CEO, with relevant elected officials and policymakers; and,
  • Assist with managing Iron Mountain’s Political Action Committee (PAC), including employee solicitations, overseeing the budget and attending candidate events.


  • Business and Legislative Expertise: must have extensive knowledge of the federal legislative and regulatory process and experience working with large, publicly traded companies or equivalent military or intelligence experience.
  • The ideal candidate will have proven experience interacting with Congressional and Executive branch leaders on corporate governance and competition policy issues, the ability to conceive and execute lobbying strategy, and a strong legislative and executive background plus an extensive network.
  • Leadership: must be able to develop and execute Iron Mountain’s government affairs strategy including participating in and, sometimes leading, cross-functional teams in the development of action plans. Strong business acumen and ability to engage and influence senior executives and high-level government officials.
  • Problem Solving: must make judgments in situations that are complex and provide in-depth analysis, strategic thinking, and innovative solutions.
  • Advocacy and Coalition Building: must have ability to manage and leverage memberships and relationships with external organizations.
  • Intellectual Curiosity: must have strong interest in learning and growth to develop comprehensive understanding of Iron Mountain operations and our policy priorities.
  • Self-Starter & Team Player: must be able to determine goals and objectives and execute related action plans independently while multi-tasking. Ability to function in a fast paced environment and work well with others on the team is critical.
  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills: must have very strong oral and written communication and relationship building skills to effectively partner with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Passion for Politics & Policy: must be interested in the legislative, rulemaking and political process.
  • Experience working with Energy and Commerce Committee, House of Representatives preferred
  • Knowledge on environmental issues and topics a plus


  • Juris Doctor or graduate degree in Public Policy, Public Administration or Communications preferred .
  • 10 to 15 years of experience in Federal legislative process and working with the U.S. Congress.
  • References required; salary commensurate with experience.

Category: Legal Group

Iron Mountain is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. We recruit and hire applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor prohibited by law.

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Requisition: J0044878

Job posted: 2022-06-20