Jess Sharp to Lead ABA Card Policy Council

Jess Sharp will be SVP and executive director of ABA’s Card Policy Council, the leading voice on legislative regulatory and communications issues facing credit card issuers and payment networks, ABA announced today. He will join ABA on November 16.

Prior to joining ABA, he was managing director for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Center for Competitive Markets, overseeing efforts to support fair, efficient and innovative capital markets with a focus on derivatives regulation and consumer finance. He served on the White House Domestic Policy Council during the George W. Bush administration.

“Jess’s extensive experience will enable him to advocate strongly for policy initiatives that allow card issuers to meet their customers’ needs – now and in the future,” said Rob Nichols, ABA’s incoming president and CEO. “His strategic perspective, ability to build consensus and track record for achieving policy results will be a tremendous asset here at ABA.”