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

Cate Paolino

Cate Paolino
Director of Public Policy

Cate Paolino

Cate Paolino, J.D., MBA, MPA, serves as NAMIC’s director of Public Policy. She is responsible for providing the association and its membership with key policy expertise and analysis on legislative and regulatory issues of interest to the property/casualty insurance industry at the state, federal, and international levels.

Paolino is a former NAMIC regional vice president of the Northeast region. She came to NAMIC from Travelers, where she worked in business insurance, serving as senior counsel and second vice president, Regulatory Research and Compliance. She spent more than 10 years as senior counsel at the American Insurance Association. Her skill set includes legislative and regulatory analysis, and legislative drafting including the drafting of model legislation. She also has experience with commercial insurance issues and drafting and presenting testimony.

She holds an MPA from Brown University, an executive master of business administration from Suffolk University, and a law degree from the University of Connecticut.