Jesse Hill joined Edward Jones in 1996 as an attorney in the firm’s Compliance Service department. In that position, he was responsible for reviewing legal documents and assuring branch compliance with industry and government regulations.

In 1998, Hill moved to the division’s Regulatory department, assuming responsibility for reviewing pending state legislative and regulatory initiatives and communicating the firm’s views to state securities regulators.

Hill was named director of regulatory relations in 2002 and a principal in 2004. His responsibilities included developing and maintaining relationships with the firm’s regulators, monitoring and communicating new regulatory and legislative initiatives, responding to regulatory inquiries, and managing the firm’s regulatory examinations.

In 2013, Hill moved to the Legal department to assume responsibility for government and regulatory relations. His current responsibilities include the development and implementation of the firm’s public initiatives and interactions with the key regulatory and elected officials.

A native of Danvers, Ill., Hill graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a bachelor’s degree in finance. He attended law school at the University of Missouri- Columbia and is a member of the Missouri Bar Association. Hill also holds his Series 7, 63, 8 and 24 licenses.

In addition to his role at Edward Jones, Hill is a member of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Government Representatives Committee, FINRA’s Membership Committee, and the Financial Services Roundtable Lawyers Council. He is also a past member of SIFMA’s State Regulation and Legislation Committee, which he chaired in 2003, and the New York Stock Exchange’s West Coast Continuing Education Committee.

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