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Sarah Talmage
Government Affairs | Sep. 14, 2023

Sarah Talmage is the Director of Government Affairs. She represents The Council member firms and their interests on Capitol Hill. Sarah was born and raised on Long Island, New York and graduated from

James Bolton
Government Affairs | May. 25, 2023

James Bolton is The Council’s Government Affairs Specialist. A native of Vernon, Texas, Bolton graduated from Texas Christian University with a degree in Political Science and Lipscomb University with an

Luca Vallada
Government Affairs | Apr. 22, 2021

Luca Vallada is The Council’s PAC Manager. A Washington, D.C. native, Vallada graduated from the University of St Andrews in Scotland in 2019 with a degree in economics and geography

Katie King
Government Affairs | Jul. 18, 2018

Katie King is the Vice President, Health Policy & Strategy at The Council. She develops and coordinates programming, strategic initiatives, and advocacy work related to employee benefits-focused members. She also

Blaire Bartlett
Government Affairs | Oct. 27, 2017

Blaire Bartlett is the Vice President, Government & Political Affairs. She represents The Council member firms and their interests on Capitol Hill, with a focus on flood insurance. Bartlett joined

Scott Sinder
Government Affairs | Mar. 3, 2017

Scott Sinder is a Partner of the Washington, DC-based law firm Steptoe & Johnson, LLP, and is Chief Legal Counsel for The Council. Sinder oversees The Council’s legislative and regulatory

Joel Kopperud
Government Affairs | Mar. 3, 2017

Joel Kopperud is Senior Vice President, Government Affairs. He represents The Council member firms and their political interests on Capitol Hill, working closely with Members of Congress and their staff

Joel Wood
Government Affairs | Mar. 3, 2017

Joel Wood is the President of The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers. He has been the top regulatory and government affairs officer at The Council since 1993. He came