Senior Vice President, Card Policy Council

19 Jun, 2022


Senior Vice President, Card Policy Council

American Bankers Association
Washington, D.C.

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Job Description:

Position Overview:

The Senior Vice President and Executive Director of the American Bankers Association Card Policy Council (CPC) will work with member companies (in collaboration with ABA colleagues) to execute public policy strategies to advance the legislative and regulatory interests of the electronic payments industry.


The ABA Card Policy Council (CPC) membership consists of the largest consumer banks and payment services brands in the United States.  As the leading advocate for electronic payments innovation, CPC communicates the value of the electronic payments system to policymakers and other audiences.  CPC is designed and resourced to take a 360-degree approach to its work:  conducting research, earning media, educating regulators and legislators, and otherwise engaging in strategic initiatives that promote innovation in the marketplace.


CPC draws upon the expertise of numerous ABA staff from the regulatory, legislative, communications, economics, and grassroots divisions in support of legislative, regulatory and communications initiatives important to ABA membership.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead a consensus-based decision-making processes and execute identified priorities, working collaboratively with other ABA government Relations, regulatory, and communications staff.  This includes directing consultants and managing multiple, complex advocacy projects.
  • Ensure CPC’s strategic priorities remain aligned with evolving member needs, market developments, and public policy demands, working in collaboration with CPC companies and ABA government Relations, Regulatory, and Communications teams.
  • Facilitate communication between industry and legislative and regulatory officials (and their staff) working in concert with other ABA government Relations and regulatory staff.
  • Advise ABA’s executive leadership on legislative and regulatory issues on payments matters and present, upon request, briefings for ABA member banks, officers and the Board, and state bankers associations.
  • Coordinate with associations and partners to advance the priorities outlined in the CPC strategic plan and direct coalition building activities. Build alliances that advance industry objectives.
  • Lead enterprise response to CPC issues raised in the media.
  • Direct the CPC budget and lead CPC staff.



  • Bachelor’s degree required, Advanced degree in Public Policy, Business, Law or related field preferred.
  • A minimum of 15 years of relevant experience working in Federal policy and advocacy. Experience managing a team required.
  • Proven record of accomplishment in leading and executing strategic, comprehensive, and proactive public policy initiatives. A working understanding of the payments industry legislative and regulatory issues with superior management and coalition building skills is essential to success.
  • Ability to use payments-related knowledge to anticipate, understand, and prioritize policy issues in a rapidly changing and technically intensive market segment.
  • Experience driving consensus among groups with opposing viewpoints or objectives to achieve  short-and long-term objectives.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with CPC member companies and ABA employees.
  • Ability to understand complex financial services information and synthesize information for general audiences.
  • Understanding of contemporary issues, stakeholders, and related dynamics in electronic payments policy.
  • Superior project management skills, and ability to delegate responsibilities to ensure continued focus on core member priorities.
  • Knowledge of the Dodd-Frank Act’s impact on the payments industry.
  • Understanding of the role of CFPB, Federal Reserve, Federal Trade Commission, and other regulatory authorities on the electronic payments space.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to persuade others, oral, written, and presentation skills.
  • Experience with the development and management of large budget.
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at one time; participate directly in the production and editing of policy materials.
  • Excellent judgment and ability to make strong decisions in a fast-paced, action-oriented environment.
  • Reputation for being energetic, bright, hardworking, enthusiastic; willing to offer opinions and judgments.
  • Proven to be a self-starter and results oriented.
  • Ability to travel as needed required.


American Bankers Association (ABA) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, marital status, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected Veteran status, personal appearance, political affiliation, family responsibilities, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


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Job posted: 2022-06-19