Vice President, Head of State & Local Government Affairs
Capital One Financial
Steven DeLuca is Vice President, Head of State & Local Government Affairs for Capital One Financial, one of the country’s 10 largest banks. He oversees a team responsible for engagement with state and local elected officials across the country. Mr. DeLuca is Capital One’s principal government affairs
representative to the Commonwealth of Virginia.
He is responsible for relationship management with governors, legislators, and local governments. He
represents Capital One’s interests to trade associations, community organizations and state agencies.
Additionally, he manages a team of internal and external government affairs professionals.
Before joining Capital One’s Government & Policy Affairs Group in 2007, he served as Chief of Staff for the Head of the Payments Business. In this capacity, he helped build a 100-person start-up division while simultaneously serving as the principal speechwriter for the President of US Card. He has worked as a senior relationship manager and senior project manager since joining Capital One in 1999.
He received a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, in political science with a minor in business
management from Drew University. At Drew, he was a recipient of the Gold D Award, the University’s
highest award for leadership and service. In 2009, he received Drew’s Outstanding Young Alumni Award.
In 2015, Speaker of the House Bill Howell appointed him to the Board of Directors of VCU Health
Systems. He was re-appointed in 2018 by Speaker of the House Kirk Cox and in 2021 by Governor Glenn
Youngkin. He also serves on the Board of the Virginia Bankers Association.
He is a graduate of the Sorensen Institute Political Leaders Program at the University of Virginia and
Leadership Metro Richmond. In 2022, he completed the Public Leadership Credential at the Harvard