Issue Experts

  • Jon  Bergner

    Jon Bergner

    Vice President – Public Policy and Federal Affairs

  • Vaun  Cleveland

    Vaun Cleveland

    Federal Affairs Director

  • Erin  Collins

    Erin Collins

    Vice President - State Affairs

  • Tony  Cotto

    Tony Cotto

    Director of Auto and Underwriting Policy

  • Kristin  Eichhorn

    Kristin Eichhorn

    Assistant Vice President of Operations - Government Affairs

  • Jimi  Grande

    Jimi Grande

    Senior Vice President - Government Affairs

  • Andrew  Huff

    Andrew Huff

    Senior Director of Federal Affairs

  • Mark  Johnston

    Mark Johnston

    Regional Vice President - Midwest

  • Tom  Karol

    Tom Karol

    General Counsel - Federal

  • Andrew  Kirkner

    Andrew Kirkner

    Regional Vice President - Ohio Valley / Mid-Atlantic

  • Cate  Paolino

    Cate Paolino

    Director of Public Policy

  • Andrew  Pauley

    Andrew Pauley

    Government Affairs Counsel

  • Channing  Pejic

    Channing Pejic

    Political Affairs Manager

  • Andrew  Perkins

    Andrew Perkins

    Regional Vice President - Great Lakes

  • Christian  Rataj

    Christian Rataj

    Senior Regional Vice President – Western Region

  • Liz  Reynolds

    Liz Reynolds

    Regional Vice President - Southeast

  • Jonathan  Rodgers

    Jonathan Rodgers

    Director of Financial and Tax Policy

  • Jon  Schnautz

    Jon Schnautz

    Regional Vice President - Southwest

  • Chris  Stark

    Chris Stark

    Regional Vice President - Northeast

Cate Paolino

Cate Paolino
Director of Public Policy

Cate Paolino

Cate Paolino, MBA, JD, serves as NAMIC’s Director of Public Policy. She is responsible for providing the association and its membership with key policy expertise and analysis on legislative and regulatory issues of interest to the property/casualty insurance industry at the state, federal, and international levels.

Paolino is a former NAMIC Regional Vice President of the Northeast Region. She came to NAMIC from Travelers, where she worked in business insurance serving as senior counsel and second vice president, Regulatory Research and Compliance. She spent more than 10 years as senior counsel at the American Insurance Association. Her skill set includes legislative and regulatory analysis, legislative drafting including the drafting of model legislation, experience with commercial insurance issues and drafting and presenting testimony.

She holds an MBA from Suffolk University and a law degree from the University of Connecticut.