Government Affairs During a Crisis: Preparing for the Next One

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Saat Alety
Director of Federal Affairs and Public Policy at Allstate

Saat Alety is the Director of Federal Affairs and Public Policy at Allstate, the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer. Named to The Hill's Top Lobbyist list in 2020, Alety leads the company’s advocacy efforts with Congress, the White House, and federal agencies, in addition to its public policy development.

Previously, Alety served as Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), a member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. As Sen. Scott’s senior policy advisor on financial services issues, Alety also served as the Majority Staff Director for the Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development.

Prior to his tenure as a Senate staffer, Alety spent almost three years as Communications Director to U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. While spokesperson, Alety was also a Legislative Assistant to Rep. Royce for his housing and capital markets portfolio on the House Financial Services Committee.

In addition to his Capitol Hill experience, Alety has held positions with the Financial Services Roundtable (now Bank Policy Institute), the leading trade association for the financial services industry, and Senator Mitt Romney's 2012 Presidential campaign.

A native of Naperville, Illinois, Alety began his career in the office of U.S. Representative Judy Biggert (R-IL). He serves on the Boards of Directors for the National Network to End Domestic Violence and College To Congress and the Grant Committee for The Allstate Foundation. Alety is also an alumni advisor to the Congressional Asian Pacific American Staff Association and recipient of the Jose M. Montano Jr. Award in recognition of "going above and beyond to sustain a pipeline of AAPI Hill staffers and leaders on the Hill."