Taline Sanassarian, Policy Director


Taline Sanassarian is Policy Director for Tech:NYC. She previously served as Managing Director for Government Affairs at Teneo Holdings in New York, Senior Advisor for International Trade with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in Washington, D.C., and as an executive team member for several years with the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) both domestically and abroad.

Taline’s background additionally includes significant experience in state and local government in California. She managed Board and Commission appointments for Mayor Willie Brown and oversaw all government and public affairs functions at the Port of San Francisco under two Mayors: Willie Brown and Gavin Newsom.  

She has worked on various national campaign efforts as well, including the 2008 and 2012 National Advance teams of Obama for America and was a staff member with the 2008/09 Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC). 

Taline earned an MSc from the London School of Economics, an M.A. from Emerson College, and B.A. from San Francisco State University.