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Jarrod Loadholt is a partner in Ice Miller’s Public Affairs Group and serves as a co-vice chair.

Jarrod previously served as the head of Credit Karma’s Washington, D.C. office as its first director of legislative and regulatory affairs where he managed the company’s government relations function. In this role, he was responsible for the overall supervision, planning, organization and coordination of the company’s state and federal legislative and regulatory affairs strategy.

In 2016, Jarrod co-founded a full-service public affairs firm specializing in federal and state government relations, public affairs, strategic communications and issue and electoral campaigns. As a principal of the firm, he developed and executed legislative, regulatory and procurement strategies for a diverse range of commercial, governmental and nonprofit clients. In this capacity, Jarrod also served as a senior advisor to several mayoral campaigns, including the historic victories of Randall Woodfin in Birmingham, Alabama and Frank Scott in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Prior to the creation of his public affairs firm, Jarrod functioned as policy, compliance and product counsel for SolarCity and Tesla. 

Additionally, he acted as Senior Counsel to the House Committee on Financial Services for the United States House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit where he advised members on a broad range of legislative and regulatory issues, including cannabis banking, data security and privacy, blockchain and digital currencies and the body of federal laws regulating consumer financial products and services. Jarrod also served as Senior Oversight Counsel to the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee handling all oversight matters for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Reserve Board, the National Credit Union Administration and the Financial Stability Oversight Council.

Jarrod began his legal career as an associate at Troutman Sanders LLP, where he worked in the firm’s government and regulatory and financial services practice groups.

In 2010, Jarrod received his juris doctor from New York University School of Law and his Master of Public Administration from Harvard University Kennedy School of Government. He also attended Morehouse College and received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics, summa cum laude, in 2005.
Selected Experience
  • Secured an FY23 emergency supplemental appropriation for $600 million for a Mississippi municipality in response to the City’s water crisis.
  • Secured $2,800,000 for a Mississippi municipality for general filter repairs at the J.H. Fewell Water Treatment Plant.
  • Secured an FY23 authorization for $100 million through National Defense Authorization Act and the Army Corps of Engineers’ Section 219 Environmental Infrastructure Program for a Mississippi municipality in response to the City’s water crisis.
  • Secured an FY23 appropriation for $25 million in the September 2022 continuing resolution through the Army Corps of Engineers’ Section 219 Environmental Infrastructure Program for a Mississippi municipality in response to the City’s water crisis.
  • Secured an FY23 Community Project Funding request for $4.1 million for the an Alabama municipality for the Birmingham Valley Creek Rails to Trails Project to redevelop and construct a 4.57-mile recreation and transportation project for Birmingham residents.
  • Secured an FY22 Community Project Funding request for $3 million for an Alabama municipality for the redevelopment of North Birmingham Elementary School into affordable housing.
  • Represented a national bank trade association that co-led the industry coalition to successfully secure the creation of the Department of Treasury’s $9 billion Emergency Capital Investment Program in the 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act.
  • Represented a national bank trade association that co-led the industry coalition that secured a $10 billion set aside for Community Development Financial Institutions through the Paycheck Protection Program as a part of the CARES Act.
  • Advised the establishment and administration of one of the country’s first municipal Stimulus Command Centers to administer Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds as a part of the American Rescue Plan.
  • Co-led the industry coalition that successfully modified the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s decades-old rule regarding brokered deposits.
  • Led a national technology trade association’s Fintech Working Group and shaping the association’s position regarding the establishment of Open Banking and Open Finance in the United States under Section 1033 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
  • Served as an advisor to the MDI Keeper’s Fund, a $500 million fund to sustain and expand the capacity of the nation’s Minority Depository Institutions.
Firm Publications
Speaking Engagements
  • Speaker, Elevating Black Excellence, "Show me the Money: Hot Topics in Financial Services Regulation," April 7, 2023
  • Speaker, FS Vector Webinar, "The State of Crypto Webinar," September 8, 2022
  • Speaker, National Association of State Treasurers (NAST) Treasury Symposium, "The Future of Cannabis Revenue and Navigating the Minefields," June 8, 2022
  • Panelist, P3C Government Conference, "P3 Policy and Implementation Questions and Answers Discussion Session - What Are the Next Steps? Where to Go from Here?", Washington D.C., December 8, 2021
  • Moderator, “Charting a Course for Little Rock’s Opportunity Zones,” Little Rock, Arkansas, August 2019
  • Moderator, “Opportunity Zones: The View from Washington,” Atlanta, Georgia, May 2019
  • Panelist, FINTECH 2018 – “Keeping Pace: Financial Inclusion in a Time of Innovation,” Bloomberg Government, Washington, D.C., September 2018
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