Issue Experts


  • Jimi Grande

    Jimi Grande

    Senior Vice President of Government Affairs

  • Joe Thesing

    Joe Thesing

    Vice President of State Affairs

  • Michelle Rogers

    Michelle Rogers

    Assistant Vice President of International and Regulatory Affairs

  • Jonathan Bergner

    Jonathan Bergner

    Assistant Vice President of Federal Policy

  • Kristin Eichhorn

    Kristin Eichhorn

    Congressional Contact Program Director

  • Quincy Enoch

    Quincy Enoch

    Federal Affairs Director

  • Andrew Huff

    Andrew Huff

    Federal Affairs Director

  • Erin Collins

    Erin Collins

    Mid-Atlantic State Affairs Director

  • Julie Harrison

    Julie Harrison

    State and Policy Affairs Coordinator

  • Mark Johnston

    Mark Johnston

    Midwest State Affairs Director

  • Paul Martin

    Paul Martin

    Southwest State Affairs Director

  • Cate Paolino

    Cate Paolino

    State Affairs for the Northeast Region

  • Christian J. Rataj

    Christian J. Rataj

    Western Senior State Affairs Director

  • Liz Reynolds

    Liz Reynolds

    Southeast State Affairs Director

  • Tom Karol

    Tom Karol

    General Counsel - Federal

  • Jonathan Rodgers

    Jonathan Rodgers

    Accounting Regulation Analyst

  • Paul Tetrault

    Paul Tetrault

    State and Policy Affairs Counsel

Jimi  Grande

Jimi Grande
Senior Vice President - Government Affairs

Jimi  Grande

Jimi Grande joined NAMIC in March of 2007 and currently leads NAMIC’s federal, state, international, public policy, and political activities as senior vice president of government affairs.

At NAMIC, Grande helped to navigate the association through the difficult political environment following the 2008 financial crisis, the ensuing Dodd-Frank Act, and has dramatically grown the association’s political involvement programs for its membership. During his tenure the association’s political action committee, NAMIC PAC, has grown nearly 500 percent in size to become the nation’s largest property/casualty insurance company member PAC.

Grande has spent more than 20 years working for and with top policymakers in Washington. He began his career as special assistant to former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich. Grande came to NAMIC after serving as a political appointee in the Bush Administration at the U.S. Department of Labor, where he was a top liaison to Capitol Hill.

Grande entered politics after receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from the University of Oswego in upstate NY. He currently resides in Fairfax, VA with his wife Buffy, daughter Georgia, and son Jimmy Jr. He is an active member in his church and local community. He also is devoted to raising awareness and money to fund research to find a cure for Fragile X Syndrome, the most common cause of inherited mental impairment, which has impacted his son Jimmy Jr.

Contact NAMIC Staff

Indianapolis Office
3601 Vincennes Road
Indianapolis, IN 46268
Telephone: 317.875.5250
fax: 317.879.8408

Indianapolis Office
3601 Vincennes Road
Indianapolis, IN 46268
Telephone: 317.875.5250
fax: 317.879.8408