Mark Oesterle is responsible for advising management with respect to federal legislative, regulatory and political matters which includes assessing the key interests of the financial institution and developing legislative and regulatory lobbying efforts designed to advance those interests. Additionally, Mr. Oesterle consults with the Lines of Business regarding new products and services to ensure political and reputational considerations are addressed. He also works with leadership to identify, develop and stand up community outreach programs that span the entire footprint of the organization. Finally, he provides briefings and political analyses to key clients and strategic partners.
Immediately prior to working for SunTrust, Mr. Oesterle served as Counsel at the global law firm Reed Smith, where he provided legal, compliance and political advice to a number of different types of financial institutions.
From 2001 to 2010, Mr. Oesterle served in various capacities on the staff of the U.S. Senate Committee of Banking Housing and Urban Affairs, including as the Chief Counsel, Parliamentarian, and Deputy Chief of Staff. During this time, Mr. Oesterle was involved in every key issue that came before the Committee, including Sarbanes-Oxley, housing finance reform, deposit insurance reform, the financial crisis and the Dodd-Frank Act.
Mr. Oesterle also served on the personal staffs of U.S. Senator Richard Shelby and Representative Fred Heineman.
Mr. Oesterle received a B.A. from Fordham University in New York and a J.D. from the George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. He is married to Elizabeth Treanor Oesterle and lives with his wife and two children in Washington, D.C.