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

Tony Cotto

Tony Cotto
Director of Auto and Underwriting Policy

Tony Cotto

Tony Cotto, J.D., is director of Auto and Underwriting Policy for NAMIC. Cotto advises NAMIC members on all legislative and regulatory proposals related to automobile insurance and risk-based pricing across property/casualty lines. He frequently represents the association before federal and state policymakers at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, the National Council of Insurance Legislators, and various insurance industry organizations, where he provides analysis, research, and testimony on priority issues for the association and its members.

Immediately prior to joining NAMIC, Cotto served as an executive advisor in Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration, where he oversaw legislative and regulatory reform efforts across more than 35 agencies and licensing boards, including the Department of Insurance. Before his service in state government, Cotto advised insurance entities in private practice as a managing associate at the law firm of Frost Brown Todd, which followed a five-year stint as financial policy and legislative counsel at the NAIC. He also served as counsel to the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, advising the ranking member at the time, Sen. Tom Coburn, M.D., R-Okla., and as associate general counsel at the U.S. Department of Commerce in the George W. Bush administration.

Cotto earned his J.D. from The George Washington University Law School and his bachelor’s degree in political science from Yale University.