Vice President, Innovation Public Policy (Banking and Financial Services)

19 Jun, 2022


Vice President, Innovation Public Policy (Banking and Financial Services)

American Bankers Association
Washington, D.C.

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The American Bankers Association is the banking industry’s champion. Joining ABA makes you part of a team that: • has Extraordinary People – ABA experts are the “go to” sources for bankers, policy makers and the media for credible information and insights for the banking industry. • has Unmatched Scope and Scale – ABA’s unparalleled information and services keep members current, knowledgeable and prepared. • is Impact-Driven – ABA has a proven record of bringing about positive change for our members and the industry. We take action and achieve results. Plus competitive pay, an outstanding benefits package, a convenient DC location, a professional collegial work environment and an opportunity to work on issues of national significance equals a winning combination!


Job Description:

Position Overview:  Technology is quickly changing how banks connect with and serve their customers creating the need to reimagine existing rules and regulations. The Vice President will support ABA’s Office of Innovation aiming to offer banks the opportunity to innovate within a policy landscape which supports this necessary innovation.


The Vice President is responsible for leading ABA’s advocacy initiatives on innovation related issues. They will provide analysis on regulatory and legislative developments, work with banks to identify policies which promote responsible innovation in banking, and work across ABA to develop and manage advocacy campaigns to promote these policies.


Key Responsibilities:  

• Identify policy priorities and provide analysis of regulatory and legislative developments. Partner with ABA member banks to identify policies that can facilitate responsible innovation.

• Develop an overall engagement strategy to advocate for policy priorities. Work across ABA to build holistic engagement strategies which leverage ABA’s resources to engage policymakers on fintech, AI, data access, cryptocurrency, stablecoins, and central bank digital currencies.

• Lead issue-based, ad-hoc cross-functional teams to develop and execute advocacy strategies.

• Build relationships with policymakers and regulators and engage with their offices of innovation.

• Partner with cross-functional teams and Subject Matter Experts to ensure alignment with overall organizational goals.

• Serve as a Thought Leader, authoring educational pieces aimed at educating and influencing policymakers of the impact new technologies can have on the banking industry and legislation affecting that impact.

• Develop comment Letters and Testimony articulating ABA positions on current or proposed legislation, policies, or regulations.



• Juris Doctor or advanced degree in Policy, Law, Communications or related field required

• 10+ years’ experience working in field related to financial and banking services policy, experience or interest in the Fintech space strongly preferred

• Ability to effectively communicate complex ideas through verbal or written communication

•  Strong presentation skills

• Self-driven

• Strong attention to detail

• Team oriented mind-set with the ability to influence without authority and drive consensus

• Ability to navigate ambiguity and work within an evolving sector


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.


ABA encourages and celebrates diversity so if you are motivated, hardworking and want to make a difference, come as you are!

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Job posted: 2022-06-19