Senior Policy Advisor
Adam Rust is a Senior Policy Advisor at the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, where he pursues the organization’s policy agenda for digital banking and consumer lending, as well as in its primary mission to defend the Community Reinvestment Act.
From 2005 to 2020, he was Director of Research at Reinvestment Partners (RP), an advocacy and community development non-profit organization in Durham, North Carolina. While at Reinvestment Partners, he authored numerous publications on consumer finance, payments and mortgage lending. As the lead for RP’s WiseWage project, he facilitated a socially-responsible LLC that migrated over one thousand workers to FDIC-insured bank accounts. He served on the Board of Directors of the US Faster Payments Council and as a consumer representative to the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee.
He has master’s degrees in Journalism from the University of Missouri (1997), City and Regional Planning from UNC-Chapel Hill (2003) and Finance from Indiana University (2016).