For Immediate Release
December 4, 2012
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ABA Names New Senior Vice President for Congressional Relations

Davies, Seyfried Promoted Within Congressional Relations Department

​WASHINGTON – Adam Noah has been named senior vice president for congressional relations of the American Bankers Association, the trade association for the nation’s $14 trillion banking industry and its two million employees.  Noah will lead ABA’s lobbying efforts with the Senate Republican Caucus, including Senate Leadership and Banking Committee members.  His first day will be Dec. 17.

“We look forward to having Adam join us at a time when advocating for our industry is more important than ever,” said James Ballentine, ABA’s executive vice president of congressional relations and political affairs.  “Adam brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that will be invaluable as we inform Congress about banking’s most critical issues.”

Noah comes to ABA from the American Insurance Association, where he served as vice president for federal affairs.  Prior to his role with AIA, Noah served as chief financial counsel with Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) during the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act debate.  Before that time, he served as counsel to the House Small Business Committee.    

A native of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, Noah holds a juris doctor from the Widener University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware.

 
Davies and Seyfried Promoted
 
ABA also announced two promotions within its Congressional Relations Department.  Dionne Davies has been promoted to senior vice president for congressional affairs.  Davies, who has been with ABA for 25 years, most recently served as the association’s senior legislative representative.  In her new role, she will continue to lead ABA’s lobbying efforts with the Senate majority leadership, the Democratic Caucus and with majority members on the Senate Banking Committee.

Larry Seyfried has been promoted to senior vice president for congressional relations.  In his new role, Seyfried will lead ABA’s lobbying efforts with the House Majority leadership, House Republican Conference and select members of the House Financial Services Committee.  Seyfried has served as ABA’s senior legislative representative for seven years.  Prior to his position at ABA, Seyfried served as a senior policy advisor to then Chief Deputy Whip and current House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA).
 
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