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Tom Koonce

Tom Koonce has over 15 years experience in federal government affairs.

Prior to joining RFA, Tom was an Executive Director, Federal Government Relations and Public Policy, for JPMorgan Chase where he managed and developed federal legislative and regulatory strategy for a portfolio of diverse issues important to the firm. In that capacity, he focused on consumer and retail matters, as well as issues affecting the firm’s Asset Management and Corporate & Investment Bank business lines.


Before working for JPMorgan, Tom served as Vice President of Legislative Affairs for the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). In this position, he managed the day-to-day operations of MBA’s legislative team, including federal and state lobbying efforts, the association’s PAC and grassroots advocacy.


Tom also worked with the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America (IIABA) as Assistant Vice President, Federal Government Affairs. At IIABA, he not only briefed and communicated with IIABA leadership and general members on federal legislative and regulatory issues, but also ran coalitions and committees for the association. Before joining IIABA, Tom was a Manager in Accenture’s Government Relations office.


Earlier in his career, he served as the Legislative Director for Rep. Brad Miller (D-NC), where he oversaw Rep. Miller’s legislative agenda and served as the congressman’s top aide on House Financial Services Committee matters. This was his second stint on Capitol Hill, where he previously was a legislative assistant for Rep. Stephen Neal (D-NC). He also worked as a corporate antitrust associate for four years at the law firm of Clifford Chance in Washington, DC.

  • Notable Facts

    • Respected and trusted Democratic lobbyist with extensive connections throughout the government affairs community.
    • Executive Director, JPMorgan Chase
    • VP of Legislative Affairs, Mortgage Bankers Association; AVP of Federal Government Affairs, Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers
    • Represents clients in diverse finance fields including asset management, insurance, commercial banking, foreign banking, fintech, and consumer credit and payments.
    • B.A. in Political Science, Davidson College
    • J.D., William & Mary School of Law