About Us

Mission Statement

The Bank Policy Institute (BPI) is a nonpartisan public policy, research and advocacy group, representing the nation’s leading banks. Our members include universal banks, regional banks and the major foreign banks doing business in the United States. Collectively, they employ nearly 2 million Americans, make nearly half of the nation’s small business loans and are an engine for financial innovation and economic growth.

Our staff includes economists, researchers, financial analysts and attorneys, all focused on using data and analysis to shape sound policy.  We distribute our research and analysis to U.S. and global regulators, members of Congress, academics and media through academic-quality research papers, blog posts, white papers, comment letters, and Congressional testimony.

We also serve our members through our Business-Innovation-Technology-Security division (better known as BITS), which provides an executive-level forum to discuss and promote current and emerging technology, foster innovation, reduce fraud and improve cybersecurity and risk management practices for the nation’s financial sector.

We take as a given that the business of banking is the business of taking and managing risk. BPI aims to shape policy to allow the nation’s leading banks to best serve their customers and fulfill their vital economic role while holding sufficient capital and liquidity to ensure that the risks they take are borne by their shareholders and creditors, not the taxpayer.

BPI Members’ National Economic Contributions

Nearly 2 million Americans are employed by BPI members

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Powering Your Every Day

Over 2 million bank employees work every day to help create jobs, grow small businesses and drive economic growth. Learn more about the economic contributions BPI members provide to power your every day.


Board Members

BPI Team

Greg Baer
President & Chief Executive Officer
Kate Childress
Executive Vice President and Head of Public Affairs
Chris Feeney
Executive Vice President and President of BITS
Bill Nelson
Executive Vice President and Chief Economist
John Court
Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Head of Regulatory Affairs & COO
Francisco Covas
Executive Vice President & Head of Research
Aiyanyo Aibangbee
Assistant Vice President, Communications
Brian Allen
Senior Vice President, Emerging Technology Risk Management, BITS
Sanaa Amor
Executive Assistant, BITS
Haelim Anderson
Senior Vice President, Research
Austin Anton
Senior Vice President, Communications
Kristina Asifo
Vice President, Human Resources
Will Bonner
Special Assistant, Public Affairs
Christian Burnett
Vice President, Head of Membership
Anthony Bush
Assistant Vice President, Government Affairs
Paul Calem
Senior Vice President of Research
Sean Compton
Meetings & Operations Manager
Ayana Dunlap
Assistant Vice President, Operations and Information Technology
Janel Dupuis
Vice President, Head of Events
Tabitha Edgens
Senior Vice President and Senior Associate General Counsel, Regulatory Affairs
Tiffany Eng
Assistant Vice President, Administration & Operations
Eleanor Fleischman
Front Desk Associate
Sarah Flowers
Senior Vice President, Senior Associate General Counsel, Regulatory Affairs
Benjamin Gross
Assistant Vice President and Research Analyst
Emily Harris
Assistant Vice President & Senior Executive Assistant
Heather Hogsett
Senior Vice President, Technology and Risk Strategy for BITS
Greg Hopper
Senior Fellow
Andrew Kennedy
Vice President of Cybersecurity and Risk Strategy
Alexander Kim
Assistant Vice President, Research
Chloe Mayes
Assistant Vice President, Events
Jeremy Newell
Senior Fellow
Sean Oblack
Senior Vice President, Head of Communications
Paige Pidano Paridon
Senior Vice President and Senior Associate General Counsel
Pat Parkinson
Senior Fellow
John Partin
Vice President, Government Affairs
Shamika Patton
Executive Assistant of Regulatory Affairs
Tara Payne
Vice President, Communications
Laura Suhr Plassman
Assistant Vice President, Research Analyst
Sam Riley
Senior Associate General Counsel and Senior Associate Vice President
Felipe Garcia Rosa
Vice President, Research
Gregg Rozansky
Senior Vice President, Senior Associate General Counsel
Erik Rust
Senior Vice President & Head of Government Affairs
Joshua Smith
Vice President, Assistant General Counsel
Madison Stulga
Assistant Vice President & Program Manager, BITS
Jack Stump
Assistant Vice President, Regulatory Affairs
Patrick Warren
Vice President of Regulatory Technology, BITS
Brett Waxman
Senior Vice President, Senior Associate General Counsel
Tonny Welling
Senior Vice President, Finance
Greg Williamson
Senior Vice President, Fraud Reduction
Michael Wong
Senior Vice President, Government Affairs