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September 8, 2022

Government Affairs and Marine Corps Veteran Travis Horr Joins Better Markets as Director of External Affairs

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Travis Horr has joined Better Markets as Director of External Affairs. Bringing his experiences in government affairs, Capitol Hill advocacy, and the Marine Corps, he will serve as Better Markets’ primary point of contact with Congress, the administration, allies, fellow advocates and organizations, industry representatives, and other organizations and people involved in economic and financial policymaking.

“Travis is an experienced government relations professional with a thorough understanding of the policymaking process and an outstanding track record of getting results,” said Better Markets President and CEO, Dennis Kelleher. “As an Air Force veteran, I know that Travis’ skills and experiences from serving in the Marine Corps will also enable him to be an effective advocate. He will bring those diverse experiences to the halls of power and advocate for an economic system that creates broad-based opportunity and wealth for all Americans.”

“Growing up in rural Maine and watching my trade union father travel far and wide for work, I witnessed firsthand the problems many hardworking Americans face when trying to save, invest, buy a home, start a small business, and achieve economic security and prosperity for their families. Solving those issues often means fair and equal access to credit and other financial services and products, which is why I’m excited to join Better Markets and fight for a financial system and economy that serves all Americans,” said Horr. “I look forward to working with the Executive Branch, Congressional members and staff as well as other advocates and organizations for a financial system that supports the real economy, protects financial consumers and investors, enables oversight and accountability, and creates financial stability.”

Mr. Horr most recently served as Senior Director of Government Affairs at Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), where he managed the organization’s government affairs office and its interactions with the administration and Congress. He also advocated on legislation and prepared and presented testimony for Congressional hearings.

Mr. Horr is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine and a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.


Better Markets is a non-profit, non-partisan, and independent organization founded to promote the public interest in the financial markets, support the financial reform of Wall Street and make our financial system work for all Americans again. Better Markets works with allies—including many in finance—to promote pro-market, pro-business and pro-growth policies that help build a stronger, safer financial system that protects and promotes Americans’ jobs, savings, retirements and more. To learn more, visit

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