PEGCC Announces New Leadership

On September 1, Steve Judge, the PEGCC’s former vice president of government affairs, was named interim president and chief executive officer of the council, succeeding Douglas Lowenstein.  Before joining the Council in March 2007, Judge was Senior Vice President, Government Affairs and Head of the Washington Office for the Securities Industry Association (SIA), now the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA).

Judge directed SIA’s advocacy efforts for the investment banking and brokerage industry in federal, state and international government affairs.  He spent 14 years as head of the Washington office. He joined SIA in 1991 as vice president and lobbyist.

Judge also served as a member of several Congressional committee staffs.  From 1987 to 1991 he was Deputy Staff Director of the Committee on Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Judge came to Washington D.C. in 1978 with Congressman Bruce Vento (DFL-MN), eventually becoming the Congressman’s Legislative Director.  He began his legislative career in the Minnesota State Legislature as Staff Assistant with the Senate Committee on Education.  Judge holds a bachelor of science degree in government from St. John’s University in Minnesota.