Issue Experts


  • Jon  Bergner

    Jon Bergner

    Assistant Vice President – Public Policy and Federal Affairs

  • Vaun  Cleveland

    Vaun Cleveland

    Federal Affairs Director

  • Erin  Collins

    Erin Collins

    Assistant Vice President - State Affairs

  • Kristin  Eichhorn

    Kristin Eichhorn

    Director of Operations – Government Affairs

  • Jimi  Grande

    Jimi Grande

    Senior Vice President - Government Affairs

  • Andrew  Huff

    Andrew Huff

    Federal Affairs Director

  • Mark  Johnston

    Mark Johnston

    Regional Vice President - Midwest

  • Tom  Karol

    Tom Karol

    General Counsel - Federal

  • Andrew  Kirkner

    Andrew Kirkner

    Regional Vice President - Ohio Valley / Mid-Atlantic

  • Cate  Paolino

    Cate Paolino

    Director of Public Policy

  • Andrew  Pauley

    Andrew Pauley

    Government Affairs Counsel

  • Channing  Pejic

    Channing Pejic

    Political Affairs Manager

  • Andrew  Perkins

    Andrew Perkins

    Regional Vice President - Great Lakes

  • Holly  Pitt Young

    Holly Pitt Young

    Political Affairs Director

  • Christian  Rataj

    Christian Rataj

    Senior Regional Vice President – Western Region

  • Liz  Reynolds

    Liz Reynolds

    Regional Vice President - Southeast

  • Jonathan  Rodgers

    Jonathan Rodgers

    Director of Financial and Tax Policy

  • Michelle  Rogers

    Michelle Rogers

    Assistant Vice President - International & Regulatory Affairs

  • Chris  Stark

    Chris Stark

    Regional Vice President - Northeast

Jimi Grande

Jimi Grande
Senior Vice President - Government Affairs

Jimi Grande

Jimi Grande joined NAMIC in March of 2007 and currently leads NAMIC’s federal, state, international, public policy, and political activities as senior vice president of government affairs.

At NAMIC, Grande helped to navigate the association through the difficult political environment following the 2008 financial crisis, the ensuing Dodd-Frank Act, and has dramatically grown the association’s political involvement programs for its membership. During his tenure the association’s political action committee, NAMIC PAC, has grown nearly 500 percent in size to become the nation’s largest property/casualty insurance company member PAC.

Grande has spent more than 20 years working for and with top policymakers in Washington. He began his career as special assistant to former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich. Grande came to NAMIC after serving as a political appointee in the Bush Administration at the U.S. Department of Labor, where he was a top liaison to Capitol Hill.

Grande entered politics after receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from the University of Oswego in upstate NY. He currently resides in Fairfax, VA with his wife Buffy, daughter Georgia, and son Jimmy Jr. He is an active member in his church and local community. He also is devoted to raising awareness and money to fund research to find a cure for Fragile X Syndrome, the most common cause of inherited mental impairment, which has impacted his son Jimmy Jr.