JP Morgan Chase has named Republican operative Tim Berry to head its government relations and public policy operations.
The former chief of staff to two Republican Majority Leaders, Tom Delay and Kevin McCarthy, will take the post in September when the Trump Administration is expected to take up financial services reform.
Berry, who also did a stint as chief lobbyist for Time Warner, is currently executive VP at Axios, the political, business, tech website launched in 2016 by a trio of Politico veterans. JPMorgan was a "launch partner" of Axios.
Berry will take over for Nate Gatten, who left for a spot at American Airlines.
He will work closely with JPMorgan Chase chief Jamie Dimon, in his capacity as chief of the Business Roundtable.
In today's earnings call with analysts and shareholders, Dimon urged politicians and the media to end the Washington gridlock and begin to focus on the big issues facing the country.
"It's almost an embarrassment being an American citizen traveling around the world ... listening to the stupid (expletive) we have to deal with in this country," reported the Wall Street Journal. "We have to get our act together and do what we're supposed to do for average Americans."