Christopher Campbell

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Christopher Campbell
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Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Institutions
In office
President Donald Trump
Preceded by Cyrus Amir-Mokri
Succeeded by Vacant
Personal details
Born Hemet, California
Political party Republican
Education University of California, Santa Barbara
Thunderbird School of Global Management

Christopher Campbell is an American political aide and government official who previously served as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Institutions.[1][2] He was unanimously confirmed as Assistant Secretary by the United States Senate in 2017.[3] Prior to assuming his Department of Treasury role, Campbell was the majority staff director for the United States Senate Committee on Finance and a staffer on the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary.[4][5]

According to Politico, the role of Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Institutions is among the most critical roles at the Treasury Department. Campbell is expected to have a broad portfolio, including assisting with tax reform negotiations; smoothing relations between the Treasury Department and Capitol Hill; and adjusting the Dodd-Frank law.[6]

Early career

Chris successfully consulted on a handful of winning U.S. political campaigns for candidates for federal office including several campaigns for former U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch. Additionally Chris owned a business-consulting firm that specialized in business strategy with clients from all sized companies, from all regions of the country, and from a wide variety of industries.

U.S. Senate

Chris was the majority staff director[7] to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance. He designed, managed, and coordinated the U.S. Senate Republican agenda in the areas of international and domestic taxation, international trade, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, the U.S. National Debt, and oversight of three presidential cabinet secretaries. He was named by Roll Call Newspaper as one of the 50 most influential staffers on Capitol Hill[8] seven years running. Previously, he served as legislative director to former U.S. Senator Orrin G. Hatch, where he coordinated and managed the senator’s legislative activities.

U.S. Treasury

Chris was unanimously confirmed by the US Senate to serve as the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Institutions from 2017 to 2018. In that role, he was responsible for coordinating the Department’s efforts regarding financial institutions legislation and regulation, legislation affecting Federal agencies that regulate or insure financial institutions and securities markets legislation and regulation. Specific policy and program areas of oversight included government-sponsored enterprises, critical infrastructure protection (cyber security) and compliance policy, the Federal Insurance Office (FIO), and small business, community development, and affordable housing policy. Chris was the Treasury board representative on the boards of the Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation (PBGC) and the Financial Industry's Critical Infrastructure Group. Chris regularly met with the heads of the 15 federal financial regulators. Chris oversaw the Deputy Assistant Secretaries for Financial Institutions Policy and Small Business, Community Development and Affordable Housing, and Cyber Security in addition to a staff of 200.


Christopher Campbell is the Chief Strategist at Duff & Phelps,[9] based in New York. Additionally Chris is a director of West Corporation[10] and Coinstar. He also serves as a strategic advisor and consultant to several large national and international organizations.


  1. ^ Borak, Donna (August 4, 2017). "The Treasury Department is staffing up -- finally". CNN. Retrieved August 8, 2017.
  2. ^ Jagoda, Naomi (June 28, 2017). "Trump picks Senate aide for Treasury position". The Hill. Retrieved August 8, 2017.
  3. ^ Reuters Staff (August 3, 2017). "U.S. Senate approves five Treasury nominees". Reuters. Retrieved August 3, 2017.
  4. ^ Gehrke, Joel (February 27, 2017). "Congressional staffer profile: Chris Campbell's role in Trump's agenda". Washington Examiner. Retrieved August 8, 2017.
  5. ^ Graves, Lucia (March 13, 2015). "Chris Campbell: Meet Orrin Hatch's Right-Hand Man". The Atlantic. National Journal. Retrieved August 8, 2017.
  6. ^ White, Ben (June 27, 2017). "White House taps key Senate aide for Treasury rescue mission". Politico. Retrieved August 8, 2017.
  7. ^ Graves, Lucia (2015-03-13). "Chris Campbell: Meet Orrin Hatch's Right-Hand Man". The Atlantic. Retrieved 2019-01-29.
  8. ^ " - ?ref=rc". Retrieved 2019-01-15.
  9. ^ "Chris Campbell, Former Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury for Financial Institutions, Joins Duff & Phelps as Chief Strategist". 2018-11-12. Retrieved 2019-01-15.
  10. ^ "Meet the West Corporation Board of Directors". West Corporation. 2018-09-19. Retrieved 2019-01-15.
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