Michael T Townsend

Vice President, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
Michael T. Townsend
M.A., English, George Mason University; B.A., English, Bowdoin College

As Vice President of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, Michael is Charles Schwab’s Washington-based political analyst. With more than 27 years of Washington experience, he analyzes legislative, regulatory and political developments to determine how they would affect individual investors, retirement plan participants and investment advisers.

Michael is the host of Schwab’s WashingtonWise Investor podcast. He is a featured speaker at dozens of employee, client, adviser and industry events each year, where he discusses the impact of the political and policy environment in Washington on investors and the capital markets.

Prior to joining Schwab in 2000, Michael worked at Powell Tate, Inc., a Washington, D.C., public affairs firm, and previously worked for two U.S. senators from Maine.

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