Institute names new director for Congressional & Political Affairs team

Rachel Dresen is a new director on the Institute’s Congressional & Political Affairs team.

She joins the AICPA from the staff of Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., where she was legislative director and had primary responsibility for issues related to his service on the House Judiciary Committee.

From 2011 to 2013, Dresen served as legislative director for former Rep. Ben Quayle, R-Ariz. Prior to that, she was a legislative assistant for former representatives Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and Chris Cannon, R-Utah, and was a researcher for the National Republican Congressional Committee.


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