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

Jon Schnautz

Jon Schnautz
Vice President - State Affairs

Jon Schnautz

Jon Schnautz is NAMIC’s vice president of State Affairs, supervising the association’s eight regional vice presidents. He also directs advocacy work in Texas and heads up NAMIC’s advocacy at the National Council of Insurance Legislators. Prior to his current position, Schnautz was NAMIC’s regional vice president, Southwest region. He worked for more than 15 years in legislative and regulatory roles before his service at NAMIC. Most recently, he was chief of staff to Texas state Rep. John Smithee, a longtime chair of the House Insurance Committee, and also held positions of general counsel and senior policy advisor on insurance to a former speaker of the Texas House, Joe Straus. Schnautz was also an attorney at Thompson & Knight, LLP, and a policy analyst for state Sen. Todd Staples.

He holds a J.D. with high honors from the University of Texas Law School and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Texas.