Government Affairs Executive Assistant- Wells Fargo

Position Summary:

Supporting the Government Relations and Public Policy Team, this newly created Executive Assistant position will report to one of the Leaders of Government Relations and Public Policy Team. This role will provide a high level of professional support which includes a balance of administrative work, as well as ongoing ad hoc and project/business initiatives. This position will perform diverse, advanced and confidential daily executive support. As a result, this executive assistant interacts on a daily basis with other senior level Wells Fargo Leaders.

Essential responsibilities of the position include: Heavy scheduling of appointments with executives and interacting with their executive support staff; Handle complex and sensitive inquiries/calls from external/internal sources and direct as appropriate, including those from executive management; Maintain SharePoint sites; Act as information source on department and business procedures and policies; Compose letters, emails and other correspondence as required using appropriate writing styles and proper written etiquette; Review correspondence, reports and presentations; responsible for proofreading, editing, and quality-control; Support distribution of internal communications and manage related distribution lists; Prepare reports and presentations using PowerPoint, internal databases, and external resources; Schedule and coordinate meetings and travel arrangements nationally with expertise in managing time zone differences, scheduling challenges and local time sensitivities; Planning and assisting with events, large meetings and various projects; Partnering and establishing professional relationships with administrative teams across the organization on various projects requiring coordination efforts; Maintain department’s computer equipment inventory and manage recycling process through Reverse Logistics; Prepare expense reports, validate documentation and process PCard transactions

Position Location:

Washington, D.C.

Total Lobby Spend:

2018: $2,550,000

2017: $3,410,000

2016: $4,710,000

2018 Contributions:

$2,578,652

Contribution Split:         

63% Democrats / 37% Republicans

Core Issues:    

Banking, Taxes, Finance, Housing, Small Business, Bankruptcy, Agriculture

Outside Counsel:

Wells Fargo retained Capitol Hill Strategies, Federal Street Strategies, Lugar Hellmann Group, North South Government Strategies, and Ogilvy Government Relations in 2018.

Capitol Hill Strategies

Charles M Brain – Legislative Assistant, U.S. House of Representatives – Deputy Chief of Staff, Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives – Director of Legislative Affairs, President Bill Clinton, The White House – Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh – M.A., B.A., Boston College – cbrain@capitolhillstrat.com

Heather McHugh – Legislative Director, Senator Charles E Schumer, United States Senate – Policy Director, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee – Legislative Director, Congressman Steve Israel, U.S. House of Representatives – Legislative Assistant, Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, U.S. House of Representatives – B.A., University of Richmond – hmchugh@capitolhillstrat.com

Federal Street Strategies

Paul Brathwaite – Principal, The Podesta Group – Executive Director, Congressional Black Caucus – Special Assistant to the Secretary of Labor, US Department of Labor – J.D., M.A., Duke University – B.A., Delaware State University – admin@federalstreetstrategies.com

Lugar Hellmann Group

Ralph Hellmann – Senior Vice President, Government Relations, Information Technology Industry Council – Policy Director, Speaker Hastert, US House of Representatives – Lobbyist, National Federation of Independent Business – Policy Director, House Majority Whip DeLay, US House of Representatives – Policy Analyst, Republican Study Committee – Director, External Affairs, Small Business Administration – ralph@lhgdc.com

Dave Lugar – Lobbyist, Quinn Gillespie & Associates – dave@lhgdc.com

North South Government Strategies

John D. McMickle – Legal Policy Director, DC Office, Trump for President – Consultant, ICSC – Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP – Counsel, Senate Judiciary Committee, United States Senate – J.D., American University – B.A., University of Tennessee-Knoxville – john@jdmpublicstrategy.com

Ogilvy Government Relations

Dean Aguillen – Staff, Representative Nancy Pelosi, US House of Representatives – Chief of Staff, Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs, US Department of Labor – Legislative Assistant, Representative Max Sandlin – MA, American University – BA, Stephen F Austin State University – dean.aguillen@ogilvygr.com

Dee Buchanan – Chief of Staff, House Republican Conference – Chief of Staff, Representative Jeb Hensarling, U.S. House of Representatives – B.A., Austin College – dee.buchanan@ogilvygr.com

Tony Bullock – Communications Director, Executive Office of the Mayor, District of Columbia – Chief of Staff, Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, United States Senate – Town Supervisor, Town of East Hampton – Suffolk County Legislator, Suffolk County, NY – Town Councilman, Town of East Hampton, NY – B.A., Yale University – tony.bullock@ogilvygr.com

Moses Mercado – Deputy Executive Director, Intergovernmental Affairs, Democratic National Committee – State Director, Kerry for President – Vice President, American Insurance Association – State Director, Gephardt for President – Deputy Chief of Staff, House Democratic Leader Dick Gephardt, U.S. House of Representatives – Deputy Chief of Staff, Democratic Leader, Richard “Dick” Gephardt – Chief of Staff, Congressman Gene Green – U.S. House of Representatives – Assistant Attorney General, Texas Attorney General – Officer, Travis County Sheriff’s Department – J.D., South Texas College of Law Houston – B.A., The University of Texas at Austin – moses.mercado@ogilvygr.com

Gordon Taylor – J.D., The George Washington University Law School – B.A., Emory University – gordon.taylor@ogilvygr.com

Karissa Willhite – Deputy Chief of Staff, Senator Robert Menendez, United States Senate – Deputy Executive Director and Policy Director, House Democratic Caucus – Senior Legislative Assistant, U.S. House of Representatives – Advisory Board Member, The Valentine Center – M.P.A., Angelo State University – karissa.willhite@ogilvygr.com

In–House Counsel:         

Sanders Adu – Associate, Sidley Austin LLP – Associate, Heller Ehrman LLP – J.D., University of California Berkeley – B.A., Duke University – sanders.adu@wellsfargo.com

Daniel M. Archer – Legislative Director, Senator Chuck Hagel, United States Senate – Senior Legislative Assistant, Representative Lee Terry, US House of Representatives – Commercial Analyst, Norwest Bank – M.A., University of Illinois at Chicago – B.A., Creighton University – daniel.m.archer@wellsfargo.com

David Moskowitz – Vice President, The Prudential Home Mortgage Company – Vice President, Perpetual Savings Bank – J.D., Case Western Reserve University – B.S., Union College – david.moskowitz@wellsfargo.com

Margaret Simmons – Senior Managing Director, Government Affairs, Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association – Vice President, Federal Affairs, American Insurance Association – Legislative Counsel, Senator Tom Carper, United States Senate – Associate Director, Mortgage Bankers Association – Vice President, Federal Affairs, Citigroup Management Corp – Lobbyist, American Institute of CPAs – margaret.simmons@wellsfargo.com

Julie Slocum – Legislative Director, Representative Jim Matheson, US House of Representatives – Director, Government Affairs, National Rural Health Association – Legislative Assistant, Representative Charlie Stenholm, US House of Representatives – B.A., Texas A&M University – julie.slocum@wellsfargo.com

Beth Zorc – Principal Deputy General Counsel, US Department of Housing and Urban Development – Senior Counsel, Counsel, Senate Committee on Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs, United States Senate – Senior Counsel, House Financial Services Committee, US House of Representatives – Associate, Financial Services Practice Group, Morrison & Foerster – Law Clerk, Hudson Cook – Director, Regulatory & Legal Affairs, AFSA – JD, Catholic University of America – BA, Tulane University – beth.zorc@wellsfargo.com

115th Congressional Session Bills:

H.R.1 – Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

H.R.10 – Financial CHOICE Act of 2017

H.R.1393 – Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act of 2017

H.R.1422 – Private Flood Insurance Market Development Act of 2017

H.R.1624 – Municipal Finance Support Act of 2017

H.R.1625 – Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018

H.R.1667 – Financial Institution Bankruptcy Act of 2017

H.R.3280 – Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2018

H.R.4743 – Small Business 7(a) Lending Oversight Reform Act of 2018

S.540 – Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act of 2017

S.563 – Flood Insurance Market Parity and Modernization Act

S.2155 – Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act

S.2283 – Small Business 7(a) Lending Oversight Reform Act of 2018

S.2498 – Protecting Children From Identity Theft Act

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