Post Election Panel: Jaret Seiberg, Managing Director, Washington Research Group, Cowen Research Group; Stacey Alexander, Government Relations, Subject Matter; Paul Bock, Partner, Thorn Run Partners, will be our guest speakers at the Exchequer Club meeting on Wednesday, November 18, 2020.

Jaret Seiberg, Managing Director, Washing Research Group – Financial Services, Cowen Research Group

Jaret Seiberg is the financial services and housing policy analyst for Cowen Washington Research Group, which has been routinely recognized by Institutional Investor among the top macro policy teams. Before joining Cowen in August 2016, he served in similar roles at Guggenheim Securities, MF Global, Concept Capital and Stanford Financial Group. He began following financial policy in the early 1990s as a journalist covering efforts in Congress to complete the last of the laws from the savings and loan crisis. He tracked the merger wave of the 1990s and Glass-Steagall repeal in 1999 as the deputy Washington bureau chief for American Banker and as the Washington bureau chief for The Daily Deal. His bailiwick at Cowen includes issues related to commercial banks, housing, payments, investment banking, M&A, taxes, the CFPB, crypto currency, cannabis and Capitol Hill. Mr. Seiberg has a BA from The American University and an MBA from the University of Maryland at College Park. He speaks regularly at industry events, is often quoted in the media, and appears on CNBC and Bloomberg TV.

Stacy Alexander, Government Relations, Subject Matter

Stacey provides clients with a unique blend of public policy, public affairs and campaign experience. Her approach to solving complex problems is to turn conventional wisdom on its side in search of innovative solutions. She works with corporate and trade association clients to forge longstanding relationships and to build federal advocacy efforts that yield bipartisan results. Stacey served as chief of staff to former Rep. Jim Matheson (D-Utah), where she worked with House Leadership and senior Committee staff on a variety of legislative and political issues including energy, health care, trade and tax issues. Prior to her service in the House of Representatives, Stacey directed public affairs campaigns as a senior associate at APCO Worldwide and has private sector experience that contributed to her perspective and approach on Capitol Hill. A longtime political advisor, Stacey served as deputy political director for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC).

Paul Bock, Partner, Thorn Run Partners

Paul Bock has more has 30 years of experience in politics and policy, with extensive experience on campaigns, on Capitol Hill, and in government relations. During those decades, Paul developed a thorough understanding of Washington and an extensive network of contacts that helps clients design and effectively implement their public policy strategies.

Prior to joining Thorn Run Partners, Paul was a partner at the law firm of Holland & Knight where he helped corporations, trade associations, nonprofits and foreign countries achieve success in a wide range of policy areas.  Specifically, Paul was the firm’s lead Senate Democrat, and in that role advised dozens of firm clients on how best to navigate the Senate Democratic Caucus.   Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Paul served as legal counsel and political consultant to a wide range of business interests as vice president of Capitol Hill Strategies LLC, where he was responsible for planning and implementing legislative strategies for numerous corporate and governmental clients.  Overall, Paul  has more than 10 years of lobbying  experience on issues ranging from health care and financial services to transportation and international trade.

Before joining the private sector, Paul was Chief of Staff for Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI) for over twelve years.   During that time Paul was actively involved in all aspects of the legislative process, with a focus on the Senate Appropriations and Judiciary Committees.

In addition, Paul worked to bring his staff colleagues together. For five years, he was the host of a weekly meeting with Democratic chiefs of staff and Senate leadership, and he worked across the aisle to co-found the Bipartisan Chiefs of Staff Association.   He also helped formed an association of current and former Democratic chiefs of staff that regularly gathers on Capitol Hill.   Finally, in 2008, Paul was one of only six Senate staffers chosen to act as a liaison between the Obama/Biden transition and the Senate.

Paul  earned a B.A. and Masters in Public Policy from Georgetown University as well as a J.D. from Northwestern University Law School, where he was an editor on the law review.  A native of Chicago, Mr. Bock is a veteran of campaigns in Illinois and Wisconsin.