Issue Experts

  • Anna  Buhlinger

    Anna Buhlinger

    Federal Affairs Director

  • Brian  Christenberry

    Brian Christenberry

    Regional Vice President – Great Lakes

  • Erin  Collins

    Erin Collins

    Senior Vice President - State and Policy Affairs

  • Tony  Cotto

    Tony Cotto

    Director of Auto and Underwriting Policy

  • Bri  Dahl

    Bri Dahl

    Public Policy Analyst

  • Katherine  Duveneck

    Katherine Duveneck

    Federal Affairs Director

  • Kristin  Eichhorn

    Kristin Eichhorn

    Assistant Vice President – Political Involvement Programs

  • Alex  Gleason

    Alex Gleason

    Assistant Vice President - Federal Affairs

  • Jimi  Grande

    Jimi Grande

    Senior Vice President - Federal & Political Affairs

  • Tom  Karol

    Tom Karol

    General Counsel - Federal

  • Lindsey  Klarkowski

    Lindsey Klarkowski

    Director of Data Science & AI/ML Policy

  • Ross  Lien

    Ross Lien

    Regional Vice President – Midwest

  • Patrick  McCarty

    Patrick McCarty

    Federal Affairs Manager

  • Caitlin  Murray

    Caitlin Murray

    Regional Vice President – Southeast

  • Matt  Overturf

    Matt Overturf

    Regional Vice President – Ohio Valley & Mid Atlantic

  • Cate  Paolino

    Cate Paolino

    Director of Public Policy

  • Christian  Rataj

    Christian Rataj

    Senior Regional Vice President – Western Region

  • Colleen  Scheele

    Colleen Scheele

    Public Policy Counsel, Solvency & Tax Policy

  • Jon  Schnautz

    Jon Schnautz

    Vice President - State Affairs

  • Ward  Tisdale

    Ward Tisdale

    Regional Vice President - Southwest

  • Brandon  Vick

    Brandon Vick

    Regional Vice President – Northwest Region

  • Rory  Whelan

    Rory Whelan

    Regional Vice President – Northeast

Anna Buhlinger

Anna Buhlinger
Federal Affairs Director

Anna Buhlinger

Anna Buhlinger serves as director of federal affairs in NAMIC’s Washington, D.C. office.

Buhlinger joined NAMIC after serving at the American Land Title Association (ALTA), where she worked with members of the House and Senate on issues including combatting wire fraud in real estate and technological innovation. She also assisted with regulatory efforts with federal agencies and helped lead numerous internal committees, including the Native American Lands Workgroup. Prior to her work at ALTA, she spent time at Capitol Hill Consulting Group, focusing on the firm’s energy and environment, trade, and native affairs portfolios. Additionally, she led CHCG’s communication strategy to support client needs and assisted with policy issues surrounding higher education, public lands, and technology.

With NAMIC, Buhlinger will advocate on behalf of members with House and Senate Democratic caucus as well as Biden Administration officials.

A native of Bartlesville, Okla., Buhlinger is a die-hard Kansas Jayhawk and KC Chiefs fan who also enjoys fitness and outdoor activities. She graduated from the University of Kansas with a B.G.S. in Political Science and Communication Studies with minors in Public Policy and Psychology.