Louis Costantino, Jr.

Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Government Relations

Lou Costantino is Executive Vice President and Managing Director for Government Relations.  In this capacity, Lou co-directs all MFA lobbying activities with Federal and State governments. Working closely with MFA leadership and its substantive policy committees, Lou plays a key role in the development of MFA’s legislative priorities and lobbying strategy.  He directs the Association’s lobbying campaigns and as Treasurer of MFA PAC, Lou also manages MFA’s political activities.  He is a staff advisor to all of MFA’s substantive policy committees and reports to MFA President and CEO Richard H. Baker.

Lou has more than twenty-five years of experience in financial services public policy at the Federal and State levels. He has served as senior policy and legislative staff for two major trade associations (MFA, SIFMA) and one of the country’s largest financial services companies (Merrill Lynch). He has also worked on two congressional campaigns. He maintains a broad network of meaningful relationships (principally on the Democratic side of the aisle) in the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, the Administration, as well as the U.S. Treasury Department, SEC and CFTC.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from The Catholic University of America and is a native of Washington, D.C.

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