David Newville, Director of Government Affairs
Areas of Expertise: Federal Policy, Behavioral Economics, Tax Policy, Emergency Savings, Consumer Financial Protection, Financial Inclusion
David Newville is Director of Government Affairs at CFED, where he oversees CFED's federal policy and advocacy work.
David was previously a Senior Policy Advisor in the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Consumer Policy. His work focused on emerging payments innovations, consumer financial protection regulations, small-dollar credit products and financial inclusion issues. Prior to that, David was a Policy Manager at the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI), where he focused on financial services policies for underserved consumers in specific areas such as prepaid debit cards, nonbank financial regulation, small-dollar credit and financial access barriers. He also worked on improving savings and financial services policies for low- and moderate-income individuals, in the Asset Building Program at the New America Foundation. Before coming to Washington, DC, David worked on state child care, early childhood education, and health care policy and advocacy issues at Illinois Action for Children. He was also a producer for Chicago Public Radio, where he worked on a variety of news, public affairs, and music productions.
David is a graduate of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan and Grinnell College.
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