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

Patrick McCarty

Patrick McCarty
Federal Affairs Manager

Patrick McCarty

Patrick McCarty is federal affairs manager at NAMIC, serving as a coordinator for all federal legislative activity as well as a liaison to other NAMIC departments.

Prior to his current role, McCarty worked as grassroots manager in the federal and political affairs department, managing day-to-day operations of the association’s annual grassroots fly-in, the Congressional Contact Program, and overseeing NAMIC’s grassroots strategy execution.

Previously, McCarty served as grassroots manager at Associated Builders and Contractors, a national construction industry trade association. At ABC National he managed federal, state, and local advocacy campaigns, working in the government affairs department and supporting state and local chapters. He also spent time as part of the account service team assisting political clients at the agency Ackerman McQueen in addition to interning on Capitol Hill in the U.S. House of Representatives.

McCarty is originally from Alexandria, Virginia, and received his undergraduate degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.