AIA Names Wes McClelland Vice President for Federal Affairs

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The American Insurance Association (AIA) announced today that Wesley R. McClelland will assume the position of vice president for federal affairs effective September 8

The American Insurance Association (AIA) announced today that Wesley R. McClelland will assume the position of vice president for federal affairs effective September 8. McClelland currently serves as senior policy advisor in the Office of Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).

“Wes’ top-tier congressional experience will make him a great addition to AIA.” said Leigh Ann Pusey, AIA’s president and CEO. “He possesses the political and policy savvy that will help AIA achieve our legislative goals before Congress.”

“I look forward to taking what I have learned in my years on Capitol Hill and helping the insurance sector positively affect the policy debate in Washington,” said McClelland. “AIA is the leading voice for the property-casualty industry on Capitol Hill. There are many challenges facing the insurance industry and I am eager to work with AIA’s members and lawmakers to achieve sound public policy outcomes.”

Before joining Leader McCarthy’s staff in 2011, McClelland served as senior policy advisor to Rep. John Campbell (R-CA) advising the House Financial Services Committee Member during the 2008 financial crisis and subsequent Dodd-Frank financial regulatory reform debate and legislation. In addition, he previously served as legislative assistant to Rep. Bill Thomas (R-CA). McClelland earned a BSE from Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering and a Master’s in Economics from the University of Kansas.

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