Eric Feldman
Eric Feldman

Eric Feldman, chief of staff for Michigan senator Gary Peters, has joined Airbnb as head of federal and international affairs.

He will help craft policies and promote the economic benefits that home-sharing delivers to hosts and communities overseas as they rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Eric has extensive experience working with lawmakers and policy leaders on both sides of the aisle,” Laphonza Butler, Airbnb’s North America policy head, said in a statement. “He understands the complex policy issues that are critical to the success of our host community.

Feldman, who has more than 20 years of legislative and federal affairs experience, worked with Peters on emerging technology issues in areas such as drones, self-driving cars and cybersecurity.

He also was a staffer for then-Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and House Democratic caucus policy director Rahm Emanuel.