Candida “Candi” P. Wolff
Global Government Affairs
Candida “Candi” P. Wolff is Managing Director and Citi’s Head of Global Government Affairs. She is responsible for the company’s government affairs globally, including U.S. Federal, U.S. State, and international government relations.
Ms. Wolff is responsible for identifying priority policy issues that may impact Citi’s structure, operations, clients and employees. She is charged with defining Citi’s position and developing advocacy and execution strategies on these issues. She also engages on geopolitical trends and risks.
Prior to joining Citi in May 2011, Ms. Wolff was a partner in the Legislative and Policy Practice at the law firm of Hogan Lovells where she represented clients in legislative matters before the Congress and the Administration. Her private-sector experience also includes time as a partner at Washington Council Ernst & Young, a Washington, D.C.-based consulting firm, and as an Associate in the Public Policy and Law section of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, a Washington, D.C.-based law firm.
Additionally, Ms. Wolff has more than 25 years of government relations experience in key public and private sector positions. Most notably, from January 2005 to December 2007, she served in the White House as the Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs – the first female to have ever held this position.
As President George W. Bush’s principal liaison to Congress, Ms. Wolff had the primary responsibility for formulating and advocating the President’s agenda in Congress. The position included advising the President and his cabinet on legislative strategy regarding economic, domestic, international and national security issues.
Ms. Wolff also served as head of legislative affairs for Vice President Cheney and worked for eight years in the U.S. Senate in senior staff positions in the Republican Leadership and as tax counsel to former Senator Malcolm Wallop of Wyoming.
Ms. Wolff has been recognized multiple times by American Banker Magazine as one of the leading women in the banking industry and by National Journal, Washingtonian, and The Hill as one of the most influential women in Washington, D.C.
Ms. Wolff is co-Chair of the Nominations Committee of the Economic Club of DC; Chair of
Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) Action; co-chair of the US Global Leadership Coalition; Vice Chair of the US German-American Business Council; and Emeritus Board Member of Easterseals DC MD VA.
Ms. Wolff earned her B.A. in mathematics and political science from Mount Holyoke College and her J.D. from the George Washington University School of Law. She is a member of the District of Columbia Bar Association.