Bridget Sobek Dobyan is the Executive Director of the Hearing Industries Association (HIA). Previously, Bridget served as HIA’s Director of Public Policy and Advocacy from January 2020 to December 2023, where she was responsible for the organization's state and federal legislative and regulatory policy strategy. 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 as government affairs manager for a D.C.-based energy efficiency advocacy organization. Bridget also brings a unique element to this organization through her personal experience with hearing loss and the benefits of hearing aid innovation, as she is 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, D.C. Bar, and American Bar Association.