Twist Bioscience has appointed Erin Smith to the newly created position of senior VP of government affairs and public policy.
According to federal disclosure records, Smith registered as a lobbyist for Twist in December 2019, while at Smith Capitol Strategies. She is also an adjunct faculty member of the University of Houston Law Center.
Prior to Twist, Smith worked at Gilead Sciences, where she expanded the firm's lobbying efforts. Before that, she was an advisor to former Secretary of Energy and former Governor of Texas Rick Perry.
Smith holds a JD from the University of Houston Law Center and a master of public health degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center.