Kate Childress to Join Bank Policy Institute as Head of Public Affairs

Kate Childress to Join Bank Policy Institute as Head of Public Affairs

Childress brings years of both public and private sector experience to BPI’s growing organization

For Immediate Release

Washington, DC – Today, the Bank Policy Institute (BPI) announced that Kate Childress has been hired as Executive Vice President and Head of Public Affairs. Ms. Childress will oversee government affairs, communications, and member engagement. She will report to Greg Baer the Chief Executive Officer of BPI. Ms. Childress comes to BPI from JPMorgan Chase where she most recently served as Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon’s point person for the firm’s work with the Business Roundtable.

“I am delighted to have Kate joining us at BPI,” said Baer. “With her experience, energy and judgment, she is uniquely positioned to help us build out the organization. She will be instrumental in taking our research and analysis, and leveraging the resources of our member banks, to make the case for the essential role banks play in driving economic growth.”

“I am enthusiastic to become a part of BPI’s well-respected team,” said Childress. “With strong and accomplished research and regulatory affairs functions and a growing government affairs department, BPI is well placed to demonstrate the importance of finding the right policy balance that ensures banks remain resilient while enabling them to fulfill their vital economic role.”

Ms. Childress spent nearly 10 years at JPMorgan Chase, where she helped lead the congressional advocacy effort around the drafting of the Dodd-Frank Act and, subsequently, the bank’s regulatory implementation advocacy. During her tenure in the public sector, Ms. Childress served as Staff Director of the Economic Policy Subcommittee of the Senate Banking Committee for Chairman Charles Schumer (D-NY).


About the Bank Policy Institute. 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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