Paul Merski

Paul Merski

Paul Merski is group executive vice president, congressional relations and strategy for the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA). Merski leads ICBA’s congressional relations teams and oversees ICBA’s legislative and political action committee initiatives.

Merski has more than 30 years of experience in legislative and economic policy development and analysis for some of the most prominent organizations in Washington, D.C. Before joining ICBA in 1999, Merski served on Capitol Hill as the chief economist for the Joint Economic Committee and as senior tax and banking policy advisor to Senator Connie Mack (R-Fla.). Merski also was director of fiscal policy for Citizens for a Sound Economy, director of fiscal affairs for the Tax Foundation and served as an economist for the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis.

A frequent speaker at industry events, Merski is often quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Politico, American Banker, The Hill, and other trade publications and has appeared on the Fox Business Network and Bloomberg Television. Merski received a BA in economics from The Catholic University of America, completed graduate work in economics at George Washington University and earned an MBA with top honors from George Mason University.
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Paul Merski joins Jim Blasingame to offer his thoughts on what the economy will look like after we all go back to work, including every reason to expect a robust bounce-back later in 2020.
Paul Merski joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how loan underwriting will have to change as banks fulfill the CARES Act through their relationship with the SBA.
Paul Merski joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how banks will work with the SBA to get emergency cash to Main Street businesses, including grants, loans and special terms.