Erik Rust is a Senior Vice President and Head of Government Affairs at the Bank Policy Institute, where he engages Congress and policymakers on a number of issues involving bank prudential regulation. 

Prior to joining BPI, Mr. Rust served as a Director for the Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, where he worked on capital markets, corporate governance and other securities regulation issues.  Before the U.S. Chamber, Mr. Rust served in a variety of roles in the House of Representatives working on financial services and banking issues, most recently as Professional Staff on the House Financial Services Committee under then Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) on both the Capital Markets and Oversight subcommittees and also as a Senior Policy Adviser for Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO). 

Mr. Rust holds a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.