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

Colleen Scheele

Colleen Scheele
Public Policy Counsel, Solvency & Tax Policy

Colleen Scheele

Colleen Scheele, J.D., serves as NAMIC's public policy counsel, Solvency & Tax Policy. She is responsible for providing the association and membership with policy expertise and analysis on tax and fiscal legislative and regulatory issues of interest to the property/casualty insurance industry at the state, federal, and international levels.

Prior to NAMIC, Scheele worked at FORVIS, LLP, where she researched and developed firm policy related to new Treasury guidance and IRS regulations, as well as tracked tax legislation nationwide. Additionally, she was part of the firm’s tax controversy team, assisting clients with penalties, appeals, and audits at the state and federal levels. She served Indiana government for four years, clerking in Gov. Eric Holcomb's office and as tax and legislative counsel for the Indiana Department of Revenue.

Scheele has a Bachelor of Arts degree from DePauw University and a law degree from Indiana University McKinney School of Law. She is a member of the Indiana State Bar.