Justin Hakes is Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs at the Consumer Data Industry Association (CDIA), which represents the U.S. consumer reporting industry.

Justin drives CDIA’s internal, external and member communications strategies. This includes developing and implementing public relations, advocacy and public policy campaigns to support CDIA’s vision for financial responsibility, inclusion and economic empowerment.

Previously, Justin held leadership positions in communications at several leading trade organizations, including over a decade at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. His specialties include media relations, messaging, content development and digital campaigns on a diverse set of public policy issues.

Justin’s accomplishments include supporting successful passage of landmark bipartisan federal legislation and serving as editor of an award-winning blog for public policy storytelling.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and lives with his family in the Washington, DC area.