ABA includes 2 to advocacy group


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The American Bankers Association today revealed 2 additions to its bipartisan congressional relations group as the association continues to enhance its advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill. The brand-new hires, Chris Fisher and Justin Melvin, will work along with a number of other current additions to the group under the instructions of ABA’s Kirsten Sutton.

Fisher signs up with ABA with more than 14 years of congressional and project experience, most just recently working as policy director for Gov. Charlie Crist’s gubernatorial project in Florida. He was formerly acting chief of personnel, deputy chief of personnel and legal director for Reps. Crist (D-Fla.) and Patrick Murphy (D-Fla.).

Melvin signed up with ABA from Rep. David Kustoff’s (R-Tenn.) workplace, where he has actually been chief of personnel because 2020. He formerly worked for Rep. Frank Guinta (R-N.H.), Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and the Senate Select Committee on Ethics.

“ABA’s congressional relations team under Kirsten’s leadership continues to do outstanding work on Capitol Hill advocating for our members,” stated ABA President and CEO Rob Nichols. “Their work will be essential in the months and years ahead as we fight for policies that will enable banks of all sizes to compete and succeed in serving their customers and communities.”


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