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Apartment and Office Building Association Gets New State House Lobbyist

The Apartment and Office Building Association (AOBA) of Metropolitan Washington announced Wednesday that Erin Michelle Bradley is joining its regional advocacy team. She’ll become vice president of Government Affairs, Maryland, succeeding Ronald Wineholt, who is retiring after a long career monitoring and working for state government.

Bradley will represent commercial and residential multi-family members’ interests before the Prince George’s County government as well as the State of Maryland, working closely with AOBA Senior Vice President, Government Affairs Nicola Whiteman. The association maintains full-time lobbyists with Washington, D.C., and Virginia portfolios as well.

Until recently, Bradley served as vice president of Government Affairs for the Maryland Building Industry Association. Prior to that she was the public affairs manager and community partnerships manager for the Montgomery County Housing Opportunities Commission. She also has extensive experience in Prince George’s County, where she worked with the Office of Legislative Affairs and the county Health Department.

Bradley holds a Master’s of Public Administration degree from the University of Georgia, with a concentration in local government and policy. Her Bachelor’s degree is from Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C.

Wineholt will work alongside Bradley and Whiteman until his May 31 retirement. Prior to joining AOBA in 2012, Wineholt was the lead lobbyist for the Maryland Chamber of Commerce and had served on the staff of committees of both the Senate and House in the Maryland General Assembly. He is also a former director of the state Department of Assessments and Taxation.

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