Airbnb’s Public Policy team is dedicated to advocating for policies that support our Host and guest community and the economic activity they help create. Every day, we engage governments at local, regional and national levels to advance fair, progressive home sharing rules in the communities in which we operate. This work is critical to ensuring we continue to provide people a way to earn extra income and communities a way to get their economies running again, both of which are needed now more than ever.
Today we are excited to announce Eric Feldman will be joining Airbnb as Head of Federal and International Affairs. In this role, Eric will help develop and implement Airbnb’s US federal regulatory, legislative and public policy initiatives to support our host and guest community. Eric will also work with Airbnb’s policy and business leadership to positively affect international policies that impact Airbnb and the tourism industry and promote the values of Airbnb.
“Eric has extensive experience working with lawmakers and policy leaders on both sides of the aisle. He understands the complex policy issues that are critical to the success of our host community. We are proud to have Eric join our team as we continue to advocate the economic benefits of home sharing created for hosts and the communities they call home.”
Laphonza Butler, Airbnb’s Head of Public Policy in North America
Bringing nearly two decades of legislative and federal affairs experience to Airbnb, Eric, most recently served as chief of staff to US Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), a position he has held since 2009, when Peters began serving in the US House of Representatives. Under Eric’s leadership, Senator Peters became a notable thought leader on rapidly emerging technology areas, including self-driving cars, drones, and cybersecurity, and was named one of the most bipartisan and effective US Senators. Prior to joining Senator Peters’ office, he worked as an aide to then-Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and served as House Democratic Caucus Policy Director under Rahm Emanuel.
He will be based out of Washington, DC and report to Laphonza Butler.