Top Finance Aide to Corker Returns to K Street

Posted October 29, 2010 at 5:34pm

A top financial adviser to Senate Banking Committee member Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) is heading back downtown.

On Friday, the Financial Services Forum announced it was rehiring Courtney Geduldig to be the group’s head of federal government relations and chief counsel. This is her second stint with the organization, which she left in March 2008 to be chief financial counsel for Corker.

The junior Volunteer State Senator played a crucial role in the recent passage of a financial regulatory reform bill, cutting a bipartisan deal with Banking Chairman Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) that was seen as a major breakthrough for the historic legislation.

“Courtney has a deep understanding of the legislative process and has built strong bipartisan relationships,” Financial Services Forum President Rob Nichols said in a statement. “She will bring valuable government relations skills to the Forum and will be an important part of our team.”

Geduldig’s new employer is a nonprofit advocacy organization for CEOs at 19 prominent financial institutions, including Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase and Co., Bank of America Corp. and Wells Fargo and Co.

To comply with ethics rules, Geduldig will not register to lobby the Senate for a year, but she can lobby the House in the interim.