Vice President, Government Affairs

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

The Vice President, Prudential Government Affairs is responsible for planning, representing, and executing key components of Prudential’s federal government relations strategies and will represent the Company’s interests on priority tax and retirement public policy issues. The incumbent will also be an integral member of the team in representing Prudential’s interests with key third parties such as industry associations, think tanks, non-governmental organizations, etc. This position reports to Prudential’s Vice President and Head of Federal Government Affairs. The position is based in Prudential’s Washington, DC office and is an individual contributor role.


  • Leverage experience and relationships to advocate constructively and effectively on behalf of Prudential’s tax, retirement, and trade policy agenda
  • Maintain an established bi-partisan network of key external policymakers/influencers in Congress, Agencies, industry, associations, and third-party entities to amplify the company’s advocacy efforts
  • Collaborate with internal partners to drive a federal policy issue portfolio enabling effective and clear advocacy strategies across stakeholders
  • Communicate in a timely, effective, and professional manner with internal colleagues and executives regarding legislative/regulatory/policy issue developments that may impact our businesses, corporate functions and/or customers to ensure an opportunity to influence outcomes
  • Coordinate all efforts effectively with External Affairs peers in a high performing, collaborative team environment
  • Strategically manage outside lobbyists, trade association resources and political action committee contributions to achieve the Company’s legislative and regulatory goals


  • A minimum of seven years of relevant government affairs and/or government experience
  • Expert familiarity with Capitol Hill, the legislative and federal regulatory processes, and policymakers (and their staffs) on both sides of the aisle.
  • Demonstrated substantive policy experience in key federal tax policy areas, including corporate and individual taxation. Policy experience in the areas of insurance, retirement, trade, and infrastructure is welcome. Finance and/or accounting background is a plus.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish rapport and credibility with key individuals and to build, maintain and leverage a broad network of contacts
  • Have executive presence and an ability to effectively interact with business and corporate partners, senior executives, and leading public policy leaders with candor
  • Must have a keen sense of meeting and interpersonal dynamics and ability to “read the room” and react/adjust according to audience
  • Must be a strategic thinker/planner and creative problem solver with demonstrated ability to conceive and execute plans/proposals
  • Superior leadership skills, with the ability to drive initiatives across internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated strong persuasion and negotiating skills
  • Superior analytical, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Strong commitment to teamwork with proven ability to work collaboratively across team, departmental and industry “boundaries”
  • Proven ability to drive an agenda to achieve successful policy outcomes that support business and corporate goals
  • Strong organizational skills. Able to manage multiple long and short- term projects with overlapping deadlines
  • Highly self-motivated work ethic, must demonstrate sound judgement, trustworthiness, initiative, and an ability to manage multiple issues with a sense of urgency
  • Undergraduate degree required and some post-graduate work desired

Note: Prudential is required by state specific laws to include the salary range for this role when hiring a resident in applicable locations. The salary range for this role is from $204,700.00 to $276,900.00. Specific pricing for the role may vary within the above range based on many factors including geographic location, candidate experience, and skills. Roles may also be eligible for additional compensation and/or benefits. Eligibility to participate in a discretionary annual incentive program is subject to the rules governing the program, whereby an award, if any, depends on various factors including, without limitation, individual and organizational performance. In addition, employees are eligible for standard benefits package including paid time off, medical, dental and retirement.Prudential Financial, Inc. of the United States is not affiliated with Prudential plc. which is headquartered in the United Kingdom.

Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The company's well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential's businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management, and real estate services.

We recognize that our strength and success are directly linked to the quality and skills of our diverse associates. We are proud to be a place where talented people who want to make a difference can grow as professionals, leaders, and as individuals.

Prudential is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, marital status, age, veteran status, domestic partner status , medical condition or any other characteristic protected by law. 

The Prudential Insurance Company of America, Newark, NJ and its affiliates.

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