Banking Policy Institute Taps Black Caucus Executive Director
Fabrice Coles, the outgoing Executive Director of the Congressional Black Caucus, is joining the Bank Policy Institute (BPI) in February as VP of Government Affairs. The 35-year-old Capitol Hill veteran is slated to work on consumer and financial technology issues. BPI represents domestic and foreign lenders including JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bank of America Corp., and Deutsche Bank AG. Before taking the helm of the CBC, Coles was at the Treasury Department. He began his Capitol Hill career as a Research Assistant for the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, then worked as a Legislative Assistant for Congresswoman Yvette Clarke (D-NY). He went briefly into the private sector, then became Legislative Director for Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-LA) before moving to the Senate side, where he served as Economic Policy Counsel to Senator Gary Peters (D-MI). The proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. completed Howard Law School in 2008 after graduating from Wesleyan University in 2005. In 2017, he earned his Master of Laws and is currently pursuing an MBA at NYU. Despite his degrees, Coles says the best education he has received has been through his work on Capitol Hill. More here.