Ed Hill to Depart BPI; Erik Rust Promoted to Head of Government Affairs

Ed Hill will be departing the Bank Policy Institute as Head of Government Affairs, and Deputy Head of Government Affairs Erik Rust will be promoted to replace him. The changes will take effect March 22. Ed will join Forbes Tate, a multi-client advocacy firm.

“Ed Hill is one of a kind, and has brought both fine work and great spirit to BPI, so we are sorry to see him go; we’re excited, though, to elevate Erik to his new role,” said BPI President and CEO Greg Baer. “As a trusted advocate on Capitol Hill, Erik will advance BPI’s advocacy efforts through his deep policy knowledge on a range of issues important to our members.”

“We’re sad to see Ed leave, but we’re delighted to have Erik take the helm,” said Executive Vice President and Head of Public Affairs Kate Childress. “Erik’s banking policy expertise and fluency in the legislative process will enable him to serve our membership adeptly in this new role.”

Ed has led BPI’s government affairs team for three years following a long tenure as a government affairs executive at Bank of America. Erik, who joined BPI in 2020, has served for the last year as Deputy Head of Government Affairs, and his previous experience includes positions at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and as a staffer in the House of Representatives.


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

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