Joi Sheffield

Senior Advisor & Chief Counsel
Joi provides strategic counsel and corporate strategy to CEOs and business leaders across all Highland Poe business verticals. She has specific expertise in matters related to banking, financial services, and fintech issues.

For more than 20 years, Joi has built a distinguished career in Washington as a legislative counsel to a U.S. Senator, a banking regulator, a trade association executive, and a policy consultant. Joi is also the founder of Sheffield Brothers, a woman-owned public policy advisory specializing in public affairs and corporate strategy.

Her public service experience includes serving as Democratic Staff Director and Counsel, Subcommittee on Financial Institutions to the former Chairman, U.S. Senator Tim Johnson. As a professional staff member, she played an integral role in the passage of FDIC Reform, co-authored the National Insurance Act of 2006, Pension Reform, and Data Security. She is also a former Senior Attorney at the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).

Joi’s private sector and trade association background includes policy positions at the Community Financial Services Association, Independent Community Bankers of America, and Bank of America.

A native of Richmond, Virginia, Joi holds degrees from Howard University Law School and James Madison University. She is a member of the State of Maryland Bar.