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Ed Silverman

Ed Silverman is a Senior Fellow at Better Markets where he provides strategic input into all aspects of Better Markets’ advocacy on banking, economics, finance, securities and associated matters. He also works on projects related to rebalancing finance to support the real economy, jobs and growth.

Between 2009-2011, Mr. Silverman was the majority Staff Director for the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs during the consideration, passage and enactment of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.  He had previously served under Senator Dodd as his Chief of Staff, Legislative Director, and Banking Counsel.  He also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations for the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

After passage of Dodd-Frank, Mr. Silverman worked as Senior Vice President and Head of Government Relations for TD Bank where he was responsible for formulating and executing strategy on both the state and national levels concerning U.S. Government Relations.  In that role, he provided expert guidance and counsel to business leaders with respect to government affairs, including the development and execution of strategies and tactics to achieve business objectives.  Prior to being appointed Staff Director, he worked for RBS Americas as Head of Public Policy, and as Managing Director and Head of Public Policy for Greenwich Capital.

Mr. Silverman earned his Bachelor of Arts in Urban Affairs at George Washington University.

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