Principal Associate, State and Local Government Affairs

09 Feb, 2021


Principal Associate, State and Local Government Affairs

Capital One
Richmond, VA

Principal Associate, State and Local Government AffairsThe Government & Policy Affairs Group (GPAG) is Capital One’s voice in the legislative and political processes. GPAG manages Capital One’s relationship with elected officials at the local, state, and federal levels and participates in the policy making process.  The team provides support to all of Capital One’s lines of business and staff groups in our markets. Capital One is seeking a talented and energetic Principal Associate to lead Capital One’s government relations engagement strategy in Louisiana, which is a primary operational market for the company. This individual will monitor and report enacted legislation and regulations in additional assigned states in a timely manner as part of the company’s end to end compliance process.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide support to State and Local Team lobbyists in our major operational market states
  • Secondary liaison to Democratic Mayors Association
  • Build relationships with elected officials at the state and local levels.  (Governor, AG, state legislators, mayors, city council, etc.)
  • Analyze legislation, determine and communicate positions to key audiences
  • Represent the Company at events, legislative sessions, and conferences in assigned states or in other locations as needed
  • Build relationships with and provide support / advice to Capital One executives in markets
  • Serve as GPAG liaison to Louisiana Market President Network (MPN)
  • Organize and execute special events at Capital One facilities to increase associate
  • awareness and engagement on Government & Policy Affairs Group’s (GPAG) work
  • Serve on the Contributions Committee, suggest appropriate contributions to candidates.
  • Represent GPAG on ad-hoc special project teams impacting jurisdictions of responsibility or internal constituencies / lines of business
  • Manage outside counsel and trade association relationships in assigned states or subject matter areas, e.g. state bankers associations, legislative organizations including National Conference of State Legislators, National Black Caucus of State Legislators, National Foundation for Women Legislators
  • Partner with counterparts in External Affairs, Legal, and line of business leaders in assigned states
  • Travel as needed, ability to attend events before and after normal business hours

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or military experience
  • At least 4 years of experience in public policy work at either the state or local level working for an elected official, government agency, trade association, company or a combination including experience in government affairs or political campaigns

Preferred Qualifications:

  •  Master’s degree in Political Science, Public Policy, or Economics
  • 6+ years of experience in public policy work at either the state or local level working for an elected official, government agency, trade association, company or a combination including experience in government affairs or political campaigns.
  • Project management experience

At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.

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Job posted: 2021-02-09