Sarah Talmage
Government Affairs | Sep. 14, 2023

Sarah Talmage is the Director of Government Affairs. She represents member firms and their interests on Capitol Hill. Sarah was born and raised on Long Island, New York and graduated from Dickinson College in

James Bolton
Government Affairs | May. 25, 2023 James Bolton is The Council’s Government Affairs Specialist. A native of Vernon, Texas, Bolton graduated from Texas Christian University with a degree in Political Science and Lipscomb University with

Luca Vallada
Government Affairs | Apr. 22, 2021 202.714.9547 Luca Vallada is The Council’s PAC Manager. A D.C. native, Vallada graduated from the University of St Andrews in Scotland in 2019 with a degree in economics and

Katie King
Government Affairs | Jul. 18, 2018 202.350.5860 Katie King is the Vice President, Health Policy & Strategy at The Council. She develops and coordinates programming, strategic initiatives, and advocacy work related to employee benefits-focused members.

Blaire Bartlett
Government Affairs | Oct. 27, 2017 202.662.4306 Blaire Bartlett is the Vice President, Government & Political Affairs. She represents Council member firms and their interests on Capitol Hill, with a focus on flood insurance. Bartlett

Joel Kopperud
Government Affairs | Mar. 3, 2017 202.783.4311 Joel Kopperud is Senior Vice President, Government Affairs. He represents Council member firms and their political interests on Capitol Hill, working closely with Members of Congress and their