NAMIC Leadership


  • Charles Chamness

    Charles Chamness

    President/CEO

  • Gregg Dykstra

    Gregg Dykstra

    COO

  • Neil Alldredge

    Neil Alldredge

    Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs

  • Jimi Grande

    Jimi Grande

    Senior Vice President, Government Affairs

  • Kristen Spriggs

    Kristen Spriggs

    Senior Vice President, Member Development

  • Audra Carrel

    Audra Carrel

    Vice President, Marketing & Technology

  • Robert Detlefsen

    Robert Detlefsen

    Vice President, Research

  • Catherine Imus

    Catherine Imus

    Vice President, Public Affairs

  • David Middleton

    David Middleton

    Vice President, Finance

  • Terry Suttner

    Terry Suttner

    Vice President, Membership

  • Joe Thesing

    Joe Thesing

    Vice President, State Affairs

  • Michael Ulmer

    Michael Ulmer

    Vice President, Operations

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