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Erik Ridley named to government relations staff at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore

Eric Ridley

Eric Ridley, Sandia Government Relations (Photo by Randy Wong). Click the photo for a high-resolution image.

LIVERMORE, Calif. — Erik Ridley, who spent six years on the staff of former U.S. Rep. Ellen Tauscher, has been named to the government relations team at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, Calif.

Ridley is a public policy professional with more than 10 years of experience in legislative affairs and government relations.

During his six years on Rep. Tauscher’s staff, Ridley served as field representative first in Solano County, then in Contra Costa and Alameda counties. In his role, he was the representative’s primary liaison to local and state government officials, community and business leaders, health care stakeholders, veterans organizations and Department of Defense and Department of Energy national security installations.

Ridley also helped lead the development of a nonprofit organization focused on reforming local government finance in California.

Ridley started his career in Washington, D.C., where he worked for a government affairs consulting firm and a health care trade association developing legislative advocacy plans, performing legislative analysis and gathering political intelligence. He received his degree in international relations from the University of California, Davis, and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area’s East Bay.

Sandia National Laboratories is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin, for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration. With main facilities in Albuquerque, N.M., and Livermore, Calif., Sandia has major R&D responsibilities in national security, energy and environmental technologies, and economic competitiveness.

Sandia media relations contact: Mike Janes, (925) 294-2447