Bill Ghent
Bill Ghent

Subject Matter has hired Bill Ghent, who was Sen. Tom Carper’s chief of staff and senior policy & communications aide, effective Nov. 18.

Working for the Delaware Democrat, Ghent played a role in shaping the Affordable Care Act, Dodd-Frank and credit card reform effort.

He launched the Senate’s Moderate Democratic Working Group and served as head of the Bipartisan Legislative Directors network.

Prior to joining Carper’s office, Ghent was a reporter for the National Journal.

Most recently, he was at The Lugar-Hellman Group, counseling Fortune 500 companies on trade, tax, technology and healthcare issues.

Jimmy Ryan, co-founder of Subject Matter, praised Ghent’s ability to work across party lines to find consensus, which he views as a valuable asset in today’s divided government.