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Director, Governmental, International, and Public Affairs

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Veronica Morales

Veronica Morales, Director of Government, International, and Public Affairs – Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration leads a team that executes congressional strategy and public affairs to keep people safe.  
Morales has an extensive background in communications. She most recently served as NHTSA’s Communications Director and led the agency’s public affairs outreach in support of the agency’s mission to save lives and prevent injuries on our nation’s roads. She has served in the U.S. House of Representatives as the communications director for the Committee on Financial Services. In this role, she helped develop communication strategies around key legislative priorities, including the Build Back Better Act. She also served as deputy communications director for the committee, where she managed communications activities around issues of fair housing, insurance, capital markets, credit reporting and lending. Previously, Morales worked in the private sector and supported innovation efforts at the Department of Health and Human Services to improve grantmaking and the Department of Defense to promote better healthcare for Service members and veterans. During her time off, she enjoys going to concerts, traveling, organizing friend gatherings, attending spin class, and volunteering at local nonprofits.
Morales received a bachelor’s degree in communication studies and American Studies with a certificate in Civic Engagement from Northwestern University.