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Jerry Golden

Senior Vice President, Head of Global Government Affairs


Jerry Golden is Senior Vice President, Head of Global Government Affairs, and is responsible for leading IA’s strategic engagement and advocacy before Congress, the Administration, and policymakers globally. 

Jerry has two decades of Washington leadership experience on behalf of multiple companies and trade associations. He has an extensive track record of building highly effective government affairs teams, multisector coalitions, advocacy campaigns, and political programs. Jerry has also developed and grown transformative diversity and inclusion initiatives within multiple organizations.

Most recently, Jerry was a Principal at Vanguard, the world’s second largest asset manager, where he was credited with modernizing its government relations operation, expanding and deepening its influence. Previously, Jerry was Head of Nationwide Financial Government Relations, serving on their Ohio-based executive leadership team while leading their advocacy efforts in Washington, DC. Jerry’s trade association experience includes government relations roles at both the American Council of Life Insurers and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Jerry has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Richmond and Master’s degree in International Commerce and Policy from George Mason University. He and his husband have one son, a Boston Terrier named Bertie.