David Kemps

Executive Director
David Kemps
Executive Director

David Kemps

Executive Director



David Kemps joined Morgan Stanley in May 2011 and is located in its Government Relations office in Washington, D.C. Through his position, he advocates the company’s interests in tax and retirement issues before Congress and the Executive Branch. From 2004 through 2010, Mr. Kemps served as Vice President of Federal Relations for the Lincoln Financial Group. While at Lincoln, he advocated the company’s interests before Congress and the Executive Branch on a wide range of issues, monitored legislative and regulatory actions with a focus on corporate and product taxation, retirement, and financial services, and directed the company’s political activities over the course of several election cycles. Prior to this, Mr. Kemps served as a government affairs officer for the Investment Company Institute and was Manager of Employee Benefits Policy for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. His policy background also includes work in the government affairs office of the JC Penney Company and on the personal staff of a United States Senator. In the early 1990’s, Mr. Kemps was a practicing attorney in the Office of the General Counsel at the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. Mr. Kemps has spoken frequently at various conferences around the country. In addition, he has also appeared on national television and radio broadcasts and has been quoted in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal, Pensions and Investments, and Defined Contribution News. Mr. Kemps earned his law degree from The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., and his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Ball State University.

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