Bridget Sobek Dobyan joined HIA as Director of Public Policy and Advocacy in January 2020, where she is responsible for the state and federal public policy strategy of HIA. Bridget brings nonprofit, federal, and state government experience, having previously worked on Capitol Hill as Legislative Director for U.S. Representative Dave Trott of Michigan, as policy advisor to the Michigan Senate, and most recently as government affairs manager for a D.C.-based energy efficiency advocacy organization. Bridget also brings significant personal experience with hearing loss and the benefits of hearing aid innovation as a user of a bone-anchored hearing aid (BAHA) herself.
Bridget earned her J.D. from Michigan State University College of Law and her B.A. in political science from Saginaw Valley State University. Bridget is a member of the State Bar of Michigan.