Senior Director, State Government Relations

Full time
Legal
Work From Home
Transamerica

The Senior Director, State Government Relations will manage the organization’s strategic state-based government affairs agenda, and state-specific legislative and regulatory initiatives. Collaborate with US-based Global government & Policy affairs, Corporate Affairs, Legal and Compliance teams to carry forward US management’s priorities in state legislative and regulatory environments, including state insurance departments and the NAIC. Provide secondary support, as directed, to Aegon Group at EU and international levels, both internally and externally on state regulatory developments as they relate to global strategy. This position will report to the Head of US Government and Policy Affairs.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Execute on identified local, state, and NAIC focused initiatives designed to achieve overarching policy strategy and business goals.
  • Coordinate with leadership and key internal stakeholders to develop strategic positions on legislative and regulatory priorities for the organization.  Work closely with federal, legal and compliance peers within the organization to build cohesive and coordinated strategy and policy approach.
  • In consultation with broader management team, identify and affirmatively manage NAIC and state-specific legislative and regulatory developments that could either create value to the organization or cause it strategic/financial harm.
  • Position and leverage the organization, at state, NAIC and advocacy trades, as a key, impactful leader on public policy and government affairs initiatives relevant to the organization’s vision, mission, and goals.
  • Build and leverage influential working relationships with key thought leaders in the states, including other insurers, the NAIC, NCOIL, ACLI, LICONY, ACLHIC, and state trades.
  • Collaborate closely with organization’s corporate affairs colleagues, legal and compliance experts, and communications team to manage and lead state regulatory advocacy efforts. Oversee and manage outside relationships with law firms and peer industry lobbyists engaged on state-specific engagements.
  • Ensure the organization’s state government relations activities are timed and positioned with other functional areas within the organization to provide a cohesive voice and ensure a smooth intersection of programs.
  • Other duties as assigned based on divisional needs.
  • Exhibits regular, reliable, punctual, and predictable attendance. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum 15-years relevant government affairs or related experience required.
  • JD or MA in Public Policy or Economics or related fields, highly preferred.
  • Technical expertise in or enhanced familiarity with complex life insurance, investment, and retirement products, services, and distribution networks, preferred.
  • Familiarity with capital frameworks preferred.
  • Superior analytical and leadership skills with the ability to achieve results in a complex virtual environment.
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to articulate the organization’s positions in an impactful and persuasive manner to senior decision makers and industry leaders.
  • Ability to work closely and effectively with core government affairs team.

Working Conditions:

  • Moderate to heavy travel to other Company locations, NAIC meetings and elsewhere.

**Please note that the compensation information that follows is a good faith estimate for this position only and is provided pursuant to the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act and Equal Pay Transparency Rules. It is estimated based on what a successful Colorado applicant might be paid. It assumes that the successful candidate will be in Colorado or perform the position from Colorado. Similar positions located outside of Colorado will not necessarily receive the same compensation. **

Compensation:

The salary for this position generally ranges between $275,000 - $325,000. This range is an estimate, based on potential employee qualifications, operational needs and other considerations permitted by law. The range may vary above and below the stated amounts, as permitted by Colorado Equal Pay Transparency Rule 4.1.2.

Bonus Eligibility:

This position is also typically eligible for an annual bonus based on the Company Bonus Plan/Individual Performance and is at Company Discretion at a rate of 35%.

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Company information

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Transamerica Life Insurance Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of age, religion, sex, gender identity, genetic information, race, color, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, participation in the uniformed services (e.g. U.S. Armed Forces, National Guard), physical or mental disability, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local equal employment opportunities laws. 

AEGON USA Realty Advisors, LLC, is an Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of age, religion, sex, gender identity, genetic information, race, color, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, participation in the uniformed services (e.g. U.S. Armed Forces, National Guard), physical or mental disability, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local equal employment opportunities laws.

Applicants with physical or mental disabilities may be entitled to a form of reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state and local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will insure equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on the Transamerica Companies. If you are a job seeker with a disability, or are assisting someone with a disability, and require assistance to apply for one of our jobs, please contact: applicantsupport@transamerica.com.

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