Brendan Daly
Brendan Daly

Brendan Daly, who served as communications director for Nancy Pelosi from 2002 to 2011, has been named chief communications officer for the Recording Industry Association of America.

Daly comes to RIAA from the Save the Children Action Network, where he was senior director, communications. He was previously director of public affairs for the U.S. Department of Energy and an executive vice president at Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide.

In his new role, based in Washington, D.C., he will head up the RIAA’s media relations, creative, research and economics and Gold & Platinum awards executive team, reporting to RIAA chairman and CEO Mitch Glazier.

“Brendan brings a wealth of substantive and management experience to the RIAA,” Glazier said. “He will collaborate with our leadership and member companies to shape and guide our public voice, as we advocate for a music ecosystem that works for everyone.”