Shay Hawkins is legislative assistant to U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), a member of the Senate Committee on Finance. He also serves as staff director for the Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth. In this capacity, Hawkins is Senator Scott’s lead policy advisor on tax and trade issues. He previously served as a legislative fellow to Representative Jim Renacci, (R-OH 16) a member of the Ways and Means Committee. Prior to coming to Capitol Hill, Hawkins spent five years as an investment banker, and later worked as a field coordinator with The LIBRE Initiative. A native of Cleveland Ohio, Hawkins started his career as a broker in the online division of what is now Credit Suisse. He earned his undergraduate degree in economics from The Ohio State University, his MBA from Columbia Business School as a Credit Suisse First Boston Fellow, and his JD from the Moritz College of Law at OSU.