Pollner replaces Jim Seeley as the top city of Los Angeles lobbyist in Washington. She was the deputy chief of staff to then-Councilwoman Wendy Greuel until marrying Los Angeles Times reporter Noam Levey and moving to Washington in 2006. Most recently Pollner was chief of staff to Rep. Suzanne Kosmas, a Democrat from Florida. Seeley had been the city's man in D.C. for more than three decades. From the mayor's release:
Ms. Pollner replaces Jim Seeley who has served the City of Los Angeles' Chief Legislative Representative in Washington, D.C. since March 1976. During his 34 years with the City, Jim and his staff have lobbied for federal funding for the City’s infrastructure, economic and community development programs, law enforcement, homeland security and environmental programs.
Pollner is a graduate of the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs.