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

  • Julie  Harrison

    Julie Harrison

    State Affairs Manager

  • 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

Christian Rataj

Christian Rataj
Senior Regional Vice President – Western Region

Christian Rataj

Christian J. Rataj, JD, serves as NAMIC's Senior Regional Vice President – Western Region. He advocates on behalf of NAMIC member companies in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington.

Holding a juris doctorate degree from the University of Colorado School of Law, Rataj has extensive legal experience. Prior to joining NAMIC, he was a trial lawyer specializing in insurance subrogation and defense and civil litigation. He has also been a mediator and an adjunct professor of business law.