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James Ballentine

James Ballentine

James Ballentine is the Executive Vice President of Congressional Relations and Political Affairs for the American Bankers Association (ABA).James, a 13 year veteran of ABA, leads the association�s Congressional Affairs and lobbying group and is responsible for managing and directing ABA�s political operations and grassroots initiatives.����Prior to his current duties, James served as ABA�s Senior Vice President for Grassroots and as Director of ABA�s Center for Community Development.� Prior to ABA, James served as the Associate Deputy Administrator at the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and as the Senior Advisor to SBA�s Deputy Administrator.� �Before SBA, James worked nine years on Capitol Hill as Chief of Staff and Legislative Director (1993 � 1998) to former House Banking Committee member Maryland Congressman Albert Wynn (D-NY) and as Legislative Director (1989-1992) to former New York Congressman Frank Horton (R-NY).