Here's what you need to know about Tim Pawlenty, the new leader of the Financial Services Roundtable.

He's nice, as in "Minnesota nice," where he was born and bred. And normal. Clearly comfortable in his own skin, Pawlenty isn't out to impress you with who he knows or where's he's been. He's even self-deprecating, joking that his recent presidential campaign was "shorter than Kim Kardashian's marriage." (Which actually isn't true.)

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