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Federal Affairs

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Wes McClelland
Vice President, Federal Affairs

Wes McClelland serves as vice president of federal affairs at the American Insurance Association covering Dodd-Frank Act implementation, insurance capital standards, and cybersecurity issues.

Prior to joining AIA, Mr. McClelland spent nearly 12 years on Capitol Hill, most recently as senior policy advisor to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif). Before joining Leader McCarthy’s staff, McClelland served as senior policy advisor to Rep. John Campbell (R-Calif.) 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 served as legislative assistant to former Ways and Means chairman Rep. Bill Thomas (R-Calif.).

Mr. McClelland holds bachelor's degrees in electrical and biomedical engineering from Duke University and a master’s Degree in economics from the University of Kansas.

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AIA's Wes McClelland praises the House's passage of the FSOC Insurance Member Continuity Act in Business Insurance

September 6, 2017 - “We applaud the House’s passage of this bill because it ensures that an individual with expert knowledge of insurance and policyholder issues will maintain a seat at the FSOC table regardless of the political changes in Washington,” the American Insurance Association’s Wes McClelland, vice president for federal affairs, said in a statement on Tuesday. “We thank Mr. Woodall for his continued leadership and look forward to the Senate continuing the process and sending a bill to the president's desk.”...

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