Justin Schardin joined the Bipartisan Policy Center's (BPC) Financial Regulatory Reform Initiative in January 2013. As a senior policy advisor for Senator Kent Conrad (D – ND) he handled a portfolio from 2011 – 2013 that included Banking Committee issues. Schardin was also a legislative assistant for Senator Byron Dorgan (D – ND) from 2009 – 2010, and helped Senator Dorgan set up his Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute in 2011. Schardin founded a web design and software company at the beginning of the Internet boom in 1996 in Fargo, North Dakota that he helped grow over the next ten years into a team of 65 employees. A longtime radio host, he left Fargo in 2007 to cover the Iowa caucuses for Campaigns & Elections magazine. He then worked most of 2008 as an organizer in several states for Obama for America. Schardin graduated from Boston University with degrees in economics and political science.
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