President & CEO
Senior Vice President - Corporate Affairs
Senior Vice President - Government Affairs
Vice President - Public Affairs
Vice President - Finance
Vice President - Operations
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.