Cynthia Hogan, Apple’s vice president for public policy and government affairs, has resigned from the company, according tomedia outlet Apple Insider. She recently joined a committee to examine potential running mates for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. The tech giant confirmed Hogan’s departure in a statement to Axios on Wednesday, saying she plans to leave Apple in June.
Last week, Hogan joined the four-member committee, which also includes U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd, Rep. Lisa Blunt and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.
Hogan served as an aide to Biden (then a senator) in 1993. During her time in Washington, D.C., she served in various positions, eventually serving as chief of staff to the Senate Judiciary Committee. When Biden was vice president, Hogan rejoined Biden’s office.
In April 2016, Apple hired Hogan to lead the company’s Washington, D.C., office, where she led a lobbying effort as a director for environment and policy director Lisa Jackson.
“Cynthia’s ingenuity and judgment have always made her stand out as a unique professional, and we’re lucky enough to have her on Apple’s team,” Jackson said in 2016.
Apple has yet to announce a replacement, and it is unclear whether the vacancy will be filled.