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For Immediate Release
March 21, 2018
ABA Media Contact: Jeff Sigmund
(202) 663-5439
Email: jsigmund@aba.com
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ABA Names Chief Policy Officer

 

WASHINGTON — The American Bankers Association has named Naomi Camper as its Chief Policy Officer, a position that will oversee and coordinate all of the association’s policy functions, including federal and state legislative affairs, regulatory affairs, the office of the chief economist, and ABA’s mortgage and tax and accounting policy groups.  This role was created last fall as part of a broader restructuring designed to ensure ABA can provide its membership with the most comprehensive Washington policy and regulatory resources available. Her first day will be June 18th. 

camper.jpgCamper, who has worked in top advocacy roles for JPMorgan Chase since 2005, currently serves as Managing Director and head of the bank’s Office of Nonprofit Engagement, which works strategically with nonprofit organizations representing low- and moderate-income communities, communities of color and people with disabilities. She is one of Washington’s most experienced policy experts.
 
“I am thrilled that Naomi has agreed to join ABA at this important moment for the banking industry,” said ABA President and CEO Rob Nichols. “Her years of experience in the industry, on Capitol Hill as a top banking policy staffer and as a lawyer make her ideally suited for this critically important new role. She will ensure ABA’s already powerful voice on behalf of America’s banks grows even louder and more effective.”
 
“I welcome this new challenge and the opportunity to join the talented policy team already assembled at ABA,” said Camper. “I look forward to working with members from across the country to ensure banks face a policy environment that promotes inclusive economic growth and allows them to serve their customers and communities.”
 
Prior to her current role at JPMorgan Chase, Camper oversaw consumer public policy for the bank.  Earlier, she led the institution’s Federal Government Relations team during a time of significant change to the banking policy and regulatory landscape.
 
Camper came to banking from Capitol Hill. From 2001 to 2005, she worked for former Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) as staff director of the Senate Banking Subcommittee on Financial Institutions. In that role, she led legislative initiatives related to credit reporting, deposit insurance and consumer deposit and credit products.
 
“Communities thrive when they are served by banks of all sizes that are dedicated to the long-term financial health of their customers,” said Senator Johnson. “Naomi understands that sound public policy comes from considering a wide variety of viewpoints and finding balanced solutions. She will be a tremendous asset to ABA.”
 
“Naomi is a perfect choice for this important role at ABA, “ said Curt Everson, state executive for the South Dakota Bankers Association who worked with Camper on the Hill. “She will be an incredible advocate for community banks in South Dakota and across the country. Naomi understands the policy challenges facing banks today, and her depth of experience will allow her to develop the reasoned solutions the industry needs.”
 
Before her work in Congress, Camper practiced tax and financial services law at the Washington law firm Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, and was associate tax counsel at the Investment Company Institute, the national trade association for the mutual fund industry.
 
She holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School, a Master in Public Policy from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and a B.A. from Columbia University.
 
She serves on the boards of Prosperity Now and Temple Sinai, and on the Fair Housing Act’s 50th Anniversary Advisory Council of the National Fair Housing Alliance.
 
Camper is a native of Andover, Massachusetts, and currently resides in Chevy Chase, Maryland with her husband and three children.
 
The American Bankers Association is the voice of the nation’s $17 trillion banking industry, which is composed of small, regional and large banks that together employ more than 2 million people, safeguard $13 trillion in deposits and extend nearly $10 trillion in loans.
 
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