Global Government Affairs Western Regional Lobbyist – C15

25 Jul, 2022


Global Government Affairs Western Regional Lobbyist – C15

Washington, D.C.
Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management. Our core activities are safeguarding assets, lending money, making payments and accessing the capital markets on behalf of our clients.Citi’s Mission and Value Proposition explains what we do and Citi Leadership Standards explain how we do it. Our mission is to serve as a trusted partner to our clients by responsibly providing financial services that enable growth and economic progress. We strive to earn and maintain our clients’ and the public’s trust by constantly adhering to the highest ethical standards and making a positive impact on the communities we serve. Our Leadership Standards is a common set of skills and expected behaviors that illustrate how our employees should work every day to be successful and strengthens our ability to execute against our strategic priorities.

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This role will serve as Citi’s Western Region Government Relations lobbyist, based in Sacramento, primarily covering state legislatures and executive branch agencies in state capitals in the Western region of the US. Responsibilities will also include serving as Citi’s government relations person, and lobbyist, in select municipalities in the Western region, and representing Citi before state and local political organizations and trade associations, as assigned. The position will report to the Head of State and Local Government Relations, headquartered in Washington, D.C.

This State and Local Government Relations western regional lobbying position is one of the state regional lobbying positions in Citi. The State and Local Government Relations (SLGR) team oversees lobbying activity in the 50 States and key cities in the US. The team also helps to coordinate Citi’s grassroots ambassador program in targeted states, assists internal Citi business lines in their dealings with state and local governments, where appropriate, provides political intelligence and updates to Citi clients, coordinates with the Citi Foundation, Citi Community Development and others internal lines in engaging with cities and states on Citi-sponsored programming, represents Citi before organizations of state and elected officials, and coordinates with the Federal and International Government Relations teams on policy issues.

Key Responsibilities:

The role requires the individual to serve as the primary advocate on the company’s legislative, regulatory, and public policy interests with legislative, regulatory, and executive branch officials in the region. The position will also require the individual to represent the company in any relevant state and local trade associations and as needed or directed, to represent Citi on key federal issues in coordination with the federal government affairs team in certain trade associations and with certain congressional offices.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Juris Doctorate preferred.
  • 11+ years of direct, relevant lobbying experience covering state or local government affairs in California.
  • Strong existing relationships with California state and local officials, the ability to maintain those relationships, and establish new ones, as required by the position.
  • Ability to analyze legislation and regulatory proposals, communicate with relevant internal stakeholders on policies impacting the company, and create and implement advocacy plans to educate public officials on issues of concern or interest to Citi.
  • Willingness to register as a lobbyist, and complete, file and maintain any required certifications and documentation as a lobbyist representative for the company in multiple jurisdictions, as required by law.
  • Ability to identify political trends that could impact the company.
  • Proven ability to collaborate with others and work for the best interests of the group.
  • Ability to travel between multiple jurisdictions in the region.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and strategic skills, the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities, and the ability to meet strict deadlines.
  • Demonstrated competence in providing presentations to senior officials and internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience in leading and directing coalitions of peers, and managing the work of external consultants and partners, including trade associations and other political organizations.

Note:  It is highly preferred that applicants are already located in the state of California.


Job Family Group:

Communications and External Relations————————————————-

Job Family:

Government Affairs——————————————————

Time Type:

Full time——————————————————

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Job posted: 2022-07-25