NVCA appoints VP federal policy

The National Venture Capital Association has appointed Justin Field as vice president of federal policy. Field comes to NVCA from the office of United States Senator Robert Menendez, where he was a legislative assistant responsible for tax issues and the senator’s work on the senate finance committee.


The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) today announced the appointment of Justin Field as Vice President of Federal Policy effective September 2, 2014. Field comes to NVCA from the office of United States Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), where he was a Legislative Assistant responsible for tax issues and the senator’s work on the Senate Finance Committee.

“With twelve years of experience at the highest rungs of Congress, Justin is a perfect fit for NVCA,” said Bobby Franklin, President and CEO of NVCA. “His policy experience touches many corners of the innovation economy, providing him with a deep appreciation for the issues impacting venture capital and the high-growth companies our members fund and mentor. With experience in both the House and Senate, Justin’s keen understanding of the legislative process will be a great asset to NVCA as we advocate for policies to strengthen the startup ecosystem.”

With Senator Menendez for over eight years, most recently Field was a Legislative Assistant and point-person on tax policy. In this role, Field served as Menendez’s advisor and liaison on matters related to the Senate Finance Committee as well his legislative negotiator on tax issues. In addition to managing Menendez’s tax portfolio, Field was responsible for telecommunications, technology, sciences, veterans affairs and animal rights policy issues. Field got his start in Menendez’s Senate office in 2006, first as a Legislative Correspondent and then later as Director of Information Technology. Field began his career on Capitol Hill in the office of the House Democratic Caucus, where he was first a Staff Assistant and then later the Special Assistant to the Executive Director.

Field graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Business.


Venture capitalists are committed to funding America’s most innovative entrepreneurs, working closely with them to transform breakthrough ideas into emerging growth companies that drive U.S. job creation and economic growth. As the voice of the U.S. venture capital community, the National Venture Capital Association empowers its members and the entrepreneurs they fund by advocating for policies that encourage innovation and reward long-term investment. As the venture community’s preeminent trade association, the NVCA serves as the definitive resource for venture capital data and unites its nearly 400 members through a full range of professional services.