Judge to leave PEGCC

The Private Equity Growth Capital Council confirmed Wednesday that Steve Judge, the council’s president and CEO, is stepping down. Judge plans to leave the post on Aug. 15, Bloomberg News reported. Judge manages all aspects of the PEGCC and serves as a top spokesman for the private equity and growth capital industry, the council’s website said.”After nearly four decades of experience in Washington, I know a change in Administration brings critical years for any trade association,” Judge said in a statement. “While I will treasure my eight great years here, it is in everyone’s best interest that I pass this important role on to another strong advocate for the private equity industry.” Ken Mehlman, KKR’s Global Head of Public Affairs, was elected chairman of PEGCC in 2013.