In this episode, I have the pleasure of hosting Saat Altey, a seasoned DC lobbyist who honed his skills on Capitol Hill, notably serving alongside Senator Tim Scott. Saat’s unique journey in the world of politics led him to an unexpected specialty: hill parties and receptions. While it might appear lighthearted, Saat’s ability to navigate this social scene epitomizes the significance of relationships in the political arena. Tune in to discover how Saat transformed a seemingly casual pursuit into a thriving and impactful career.
Saat Alety represents corporate clients and trade associations before the United States Congress and the Administration with a concentration on banking, capital markets, housing, and insurance issues. Named to The Hill’s Top Lobbyist list in 2022, Mr. Alety is known as a savvy and well-connected government affairs advocate in the nation’s capital.
Before being named Partner at Federal Hall, Mr. Alety led Allstate’s advocacy efforts with Congress, the White House, and federal agencies, in addition to its public policy development at the federal, state, and local level.
Mr. Alety previously served as Majority Staff Director of the Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development under U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), the Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. As Sen. Scott’s senior policy advisor on financial services issues, Mr. Alety led efforts that resulted in the enactment of legislation to grow consumer access to banking services, prevent synthetic identity theft, and modernize mortgage credit standards.
Prior to his tenure as a Senate staffer, Mr. Alety spent three years as Communications Director to U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. A native of Naperville, Illinois, Mr. Alety began his career in the office of U.S. Representative Judy Biggert (R-IL). He is an alumni advisor to the Congressional Asian Pacific American Staff Association and a recipient of its Jose M. Montano Jr. Award for “going above and beyond to sustain a pipeline of AAPI Hill staffers and leaders on the Hill.”
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