Cumberland-based Taylor English Duma LLP announced that Daraka E. Satcher has been named to the board of the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute.

As a board member, Satcher will help GBPI develop strategies and provide guidance to the organization as it analyzes Georgia’s state budget, taxes and public policies to highlight solutions that help build a more prosperous Georgia for all. His term begins Jan. 1.

At Taylor English, he serves as a policy advisor, assisting organizations in complying with government practices that affect their industries and their bottom lines. He helps clients identify opportunities and threats, shaping their strategic positioning, and finding common ground with legislators.

He has years of experience advising clients on government affairs issues. Prior to joining the firm, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs at the U.S. Department of Commerce. In that capacity, he managed the legislative and intergovernmental operations of the Office of the Secretary and the 12 Commerce bureaus and served as a primary advisor to the Secretary of Commerce on legislative strategy and coordination with state and local governments.

He also served as chief of staff to Rep. Hank Johnson.

The Georgia Budget and Policy Institute is a nonprofit organization based in Atlanta that analyzes tax policies and proposed budgets in Georgia.

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