WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Financial Technology Association (FTA) today announced Angelena Bradfield as Head of Policy and Government Relations. Bradfield brings more than fifteen years of experience to the role, including four years as Senior Vice President for AML/BSA, Sanctions and Privacy at the Bank Policy Institute. She will now lead the Financial Technology Association’s regulatory and legislative advocacy efforts. 

“The financial services industry is undergoing transformative changes as services become more democratized and digitally available,” said Penny Lee, Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Technology Association. “Angelena’s deep expertise and strategic skills will help us further champion the power of fintech for consumers, small businesses, and the economy.” 

“Fintech innovation breaks down barriers to financial services and gives more people the financial tools for success,” said Angelena Bradfield, FTA’s new Head of Policy and Government Relations. “I’m excited to join FTA at a pivotal time for the industry and help tell the positive, transformational story of fintech.” 

Bradfield previously served as a Senior Vice President at the Bank Policy Institute, where she supported its regulatory affairs department and led industry efforts to modernize U.S. anti-money laundering and sanctions compliance requirements. She also held a similar position at The Clearing House Association.

Before her bank policy roles, she supported comprehensive immigration reform efforts at ImmigrationWorks USA and worked on various domestic policy issues at the White House, where she served as a staff assistant in both the Domestic Policy Council and Presidential Correspondence offices. She received her MBA in International Business from the University of Edinburgh and a BA in Political Science from the University of California, Irvine.


The Financial Technology Association (FTA) represents industry leaders shaping the future of finance. We champion the power of technology-centered financial services and advocate for the modernization of financial regulation to support inclusion and responsible innovation.