The American Bankers Association has named Jason Kratovil as the vice president and deputy executive director of the Card Policy Council, which examines the regulatory and legislative challenges facing banks in credit card and payments markets.
“Jason brings extensive political, strategic and communications skills to ABA’s Card Policy Council,” Kenneth Clayton, the executive vice president of legislative affairs and chief counsel at the ABA, said. “His in-depth knowledge of the industry and the political process will be invaluable as we advocate for this important segment of our industry.”
Kratovil will provide support and leadership regarding payments and credit card issues that affect the organization’s members and will help to ensure that the association has a stake in policy debates.
Previously, Kratovil, an Ohio native, served as the vice president of congressional relations at the Independent Community Bankers of America and worked on card and payment-related issues, including the interchange rate, data security and consumer banking.
Before the ICBA, Kratovil served as the legislative director for former Rep. Steve LaTourette (R-Ohio). He obtained a bachelor’s degree from Miami University before going on to obtain his master’s degree from George Mason University.