CBA Builds Out Congressional Affairs Team


Bipartisan Hires Prepare CBA for Action during 114th Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 08, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) – The Consumer Bankers Association (CBA) has hired three new team members to prepare for the 114th Congress. The bipartisan hires all come with significant Capitol Hill experience and will be led by CBA’s Senior Vice President of Congressional Affairs, Reagan Anderson.

“CBA is laser focused on serving the interests of the retail banking industry. Kristen, Tiffany and Anna Bartlett will be a key part of ensuring the industry’s voice is heard in the halls of Congress. We are proud to have them join our team,” said Reagan Anderson – Senior Vice President, Congressional Affairs.

Kristen Fallon joins CBA as Vice President, Congressional Affairs from the office of Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Tiffany Haas will serve as Vice President, Congressional Affairs and previously was with the office of Congressman Donald Payne, Jr. (D-NJ) as well as the Democratic National Committee. Additionally, Anna Bartlett Wright joins CBA as Government Relations Coordinator from the House Financial Services Committee.

“The 114th Congress is a fresh opportunity for our nation’s legislators to reexamine the effects of the Dodd-Frank Act on consumer choice and independence. CBA will be focusing on perfecting the structure of the CFPB ensuring it is accountable to taxpayers and Dodd-Frank is working to keep our financial system strong,” added Anderson.

Kristen Fallon – Vice President, Congressional Affairs
Kristen Fallon joins CBA from the office of Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) where she served as Legislative Assistant focusing on issues related to the federal budget, taxes, and financial regulation. She has also served as Legislative Aide to Sen. Mike Johanns (R-NE), a member of the Senate Banking Committee, and Sen. John Warner (R-VA). She holds a B.A. in economics and political science from James Madison University and a M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

Tiffany Haas – Vice President, Congressional Affairs
Prior to becoming a member of the CBA team, Tiffany Haas served as Legislative Counsel & Communications Director for Congressman Donald Payne, Jr (D-NJ). She advised the Congressman on tax and budget issues, as well as legislation and policy related to the Dodd-Frank Act and the CFPB. In addition, she was a Communications Advisor for the Democratic National Committee working on President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign. Haas earned a B.A. in political science from George Washington University and a J.D. from Marquette University Law School.

Anna Bartlett Wright – Government Relations Coordinator
Anna Bartlett Wright comes to CBA from the House Financial Services Committee where she served as Operations Manager under Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX). Prior she had served then Committee Chairman Spencer Bachus (R-AL) as Operations Manager, Executive Assistant and Staff Assistant. A native of Alabama, she holds a B.A. in communications and information science from the University of Alabama.

About CBA
The Consumer Bankers Association (CBA) is the trade association for today’s leaders in retail banking – banking services geared toward consumers and small businesses. The nation’s largest financial institutions, as well as many regional banks, are CBA corporate members, collectively holding two-thirds of the industry’s total assets. CBA’s mission is to preserve and promote the retail banking industry as it strives to fulfill the financial needs of the American consumer and small business.

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