Senior Staff

Nathaniel Wienecke
Senior Vice President
Federal Government Relations

Nathaniel Wienecke is senior vice president of Federal Government Relations at the American Property and Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA) where he represents the industry before Congress and the executive branch and oversees the organization’s political engagement division and $1.4 million PAC. Wienecke joined APCIA in 2012 and has been named one of The Hill’s top lobbyists every year since. Congress has passed numerous insurance-related bills during his tenure, including Terrorism Risk Insurance Act reauthorization, tax reform, and favorable changes to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act.

Prior to APCIA, Wienecke worked for JPMorgan, Chase & Co., working on state, federal, and international government relations and handling issues ranging from financial reform to cybersecurity. He helped lead the creation of a grassroots Ambassador program and also worked with the bank’s International Council, which included former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.

Sworn in on August 21, 2006 as Assistant Secretary for Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs of the U.S. Department of Commerce, Wienecke was the youngest assistant secretary of Commerce during the Bush Administration and a senior advisor to Secretary Carlos Gutierrez on issues including international trade, immigration, economic development, and the response to the 2008 financial crisis. Wienecke managed legislative efforts across the department's 12 bureaus and oversaw a staff of 86 and $10 million in annual funding.

A veteran of numerous political campaigns, Wienecke has extensive experience building grassroots, advocacy coalitions, and get out the vote efforts. He holds a master’s degree in business administration from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a bachelor's degree from the State University of New York College at Oneonta. He currently lives on Washington, D.C.’s Capitol Hill and in Southampton, Long Island with his wife Chantal and daughter Kendall.