Justin G. Friedman
Director, Federal Government Affairs
Justin advocates on behalf of AFSA's membership before Congress and federal agencies and monitors legislation, rulemaking and congressional oversight.
also advises the association's leadership on emerging public policy matters that impact the consumer credit industry, and represents AFSA
in joint industry initiatives on cross-cutting issues.
Justin joined AFSA in early 2011 after serving for more than four years as an aide in both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives, where he advised Members of Congress on economic policy, financial services and housing matters.
Most recently, he staffed a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee throughout consideration of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
Prior to his
service on Capitol Hill, Justin
worked for a consulting firm and a trade association representing the fixed-income securities industry.
has participated in local, statewide, congressional and presidential campaigns in the District of Columbia, Illinois, Maryland, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
He was a founding officer of the National Housing Conference's Young Leaders in Affordable Housing.
Justin earned his bachelor's degree in economics at the University of Maryland.