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Justin Schardin

Former Director of the Financial Regulatory Reform Initiative

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Justin Schardin is a BPC fellow and the former director of BPC’s Financial Regulatory Reform Initiative. Prior to joining BPC in January 2013, he served as a senior policy advisor for former Senator Kent Conrad. In that capacity, he handled Banking Committee issues for the senator.

Schardin was also a legislative assistant for former Senator Byron Dorgan, and helped Dorgan establish the Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute in 2011. Schardin founded a web design and software company in 1996 in Fargo, ND that he grew to 65 employees in 10 years. A longtime radio host, he left Fargo in 2007 to cover the Iowa caucuses for Campaigns & Elections magazine. He then worked in 2008 as an organizer in several states for Obama for America.

Schardin graduated from Boston University with degrees in economics and political science

I'm sorry to hear this. Had a number of good conversations with John over the years and he always struck me as a lovely guy.