Financial Services Roundtable (FSR) announced the hire of several new staff members, including several highly-experienced policy professionals who will add to FSR’s new government affairs team. “These hires are some of Washington’s foremost experts in politics and financial services policy and their experience will deliver a stronger voice for the financial services industry in Washington,” said FSR CEO and President Tim Pawlenty. “We are pleased to welcome them to our team and look forward to advocating on FSR’s priorities including cybersecurity, retirement security, TRIA, housing finance reform and other critical issues.”
Georgette Perros Sierra has been named vice president of Government Affairs for Lending & Leasing. Sierra brings extensive Capitol Hill and financial industry experience, having most recently served as the chief of staff and policy advisor for Representative Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY), a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee. She has also worked in governmental affairs at USAA and Grant Thornton.
Jason Kratovil will serve as vice president of Government Affairs for Payments after most recently serving as vice president and deputy executive director for the American Bankers Association Card Policy Council. Prior to that, he was a vice president for the Independent Community Bankers of America and also worked as the Legislative Director for Rep. Steven C. LaTourette (R-OH).
Josh Magri will serve as FSR’s new Director of Technology & Operations Policy. Magri, an experienced C-Level cybersecurity expert and attorney, has advocated before the White House, U.S. Congress and federal agencies. He previously worked as the associate vice president of the Internet Security Alliance representing leading Fortune Global 500 critical infrastructure operators and owners.