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Scott Talbott
Senior Vice President of Government Affairs
Electronic Transactions Association (ETA)

HOPE Coalition America Advisory Board Member Since: January 2014

Scott Talbott is the Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for Electronic Transactions Association (ETA). In this position, Mr. Talbott is responsible for developing and executing ETA’s federal and state legislative and regulatory strategies on behalf of ETA’s more than 500 member companies.

Prior to joining ETA, Mr. Talbott served as the Senior Vice President for Public Policy at The Financial Services Roundtable, where he directed the overall policy strategy, managed the daily legislative and regulatory advocacy efforts, as well as directed communications.  Mr. Talbott also served as counsel to the organization and managed the Roundtable’s Political Action Committee. He has received numerous accolades in his tenure, including being named a top lobbyist by The Hill in both 2009 and 2011, as well as a “winner” for his work during the economic collapse of 2008 by Washingtonian magazine. In 2010, he appeared in the Oscar-winning film “Inside Job.” Once named NPR’s favorite bank lobbyist, he is a frequent contributor to both national and international media. Mr. Talbott joined the Roundtable in 1994 after working in the tax departments of Arthur Anderson and Ernst & Young. He received his B.A. from Georgetown University, cum laude, and his J.D. from George Mason University School of Law.