Hugh Gamble currently serves as Vice President of Federal Government Affairs for Salesforce. Since joining the company in January of 2015, he has overseen all U.S. Federal government relations and public policy for the company. Prior to joining Salesforce, Hugh worked for over a decade on Capitol Hill in several senior legislative/policy positions.
Most recently, Hugh worked for five years as Legislative Director & Chief Counsel for U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss of Georgia. In that capacity, he served as the Senator’s chief policy and legal advisor and managed the Senator’s legislative team. He worked as the primary staffer on Senator Chambliss’ bipartisan “Gang of Six” effort to forge a strategic plan to save the federal government $4+ trillion dollars, and also served as one of 4 Legislative Directors on the Senate Bipartisan Legislative Directors organizing committee.
Prior to joining the Chambliss office, Hugh served as Counsel for U.S. Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi. He was the chief in-house counsel for Senator Cochran, advising the Senator regarding legal, policy, and ethics matters and also working as his principal policy advisor for issues within the jurisdictions of the Judiciary, Banking, Finance, Commerce, Budget, Small Business, Rules Committee, and Indian Affairs Committees.
He began his career on Capitol Hill in 2005 as General Counsel for U.S. Senator Trent Lott of Mississippi, where he was policy advisor for all matters within the jurisdiction of the Judiciary, Banking, and Environment & Public Works Committees. Working for Senator Lott during the landfall and aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Hugh was point person for the office’s recovery effort for issues related to the Department of Justice, Army Corps of Engineers, water infrastructure, and flood protection.
Hugh holds both a B.S. in Computer Science from Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, and a J.D. from the University of Mississippi School of Law in Oxford, Mississippi. He now lives with his wife and son in Alexandria, Virginia.
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