Emily Schillinger
Emily Schillinger

Emily Schillinger, who was press secretary for former House Speaker John Boehner, is now VP-PA at the American Investment Council.

She will promote AIC's message about how private equity investment creates jobs, grows the economy and strengthens retirement security for the American public.

AIC reports that the fund-raising by the private equity industry, which includes firms such as Apollo Global Management, Blackstone and Carlyle Group, rose 14 percent in 2017 to $231B, its highest level since 2008.

Most recently, Schillinger was communications director at the House Ways & Means Committee, where she handled messaging for the tax cut measure.

Prior to working for Boehner, she was communications director for Sen. John Barasso (R-WY), press secretary at the Commerce Dept. and assistant press secretary in George W. Bush's White House.

Mike Sommers, former chief of staff to Boehner, heads AIC.