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Wheeler Named VP and Director of Government Affairs at NJBankers

The New Jersey Bankers Association has named Brittany Wheeler as vice president and director of government affairs. Wheeler will officially assume the role on Dec. 29.

Her extensive political career started in New Hampshire working for a U.S. Senate Campaign before joining the Republican National Committee (RNC) in Louisiana. Returning to New Jersey in late 2015, Wheeler joined the Office of New Jersey Assemblyman Erik Peterson, where she began to develop an understanding of the legislative process in Trenton and how to best serve constituents in a District Office role. She then managed numerous political campaigns and worked alongside the most prominent political consultants in the country. In 2017, Wheeler served as political director for Jack Ciattarelli, who was a candidate for governor in the Republican gubernatorial primary.

Wheeler joined the Office of New Jersey Assemblyman Christopher P. DePhillips, serving as chief of staff, and began to exercise her knowledge of both politics and state government to further her legislative experience.

In 2020, she once again joined Jack Ciattarelli as political director when he announced his gubernatorial campaign. Post-election, Wheeler served as the executive director for Fixing New Jersey, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing voter participation.

For the past decade, she has succeeded in statewide leadership roles within political and governmental organizations in New Jersey. She was listed one of the Best Operatives of 2021 by the New Jersey Globe. Named to’s list of “The Right 40 Women to Watch” in 2019 and 2022, InsiderNJ’s “50 under 30: The Millennial Up and Comers in NJ Politics” in 2017, and Observer’s “30 Under 30: Political Up-and-Comers in New Jersey for 2016.

“Brittany will be a great asset to the association. She has the right energy, combination of political and legislative experience, and a commitment to excellence that will help move the Association and banking industry forward,” said Mike. P. Affuso, Esq., president & CEO of NJBankers Association.

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