Kathleen Coulombe serves as the Senior Vice President, Federal Relations, for the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI). In this capacity, she is actively involved in a multitude of public policy issues on Capitol Hill that impact the life insurance industry. Prior to working in this role, Kathleen managed ACLI’s retirement security portfolio as Vice President of Retirement Security and Principal Deputy of Federal Relations.
After completing her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Kathleen accepted a position in the Las Vegas Office of Nevada Governor Kenny C. Guinn. As Deputy Director of Constituent Services and the Las Vegas Assistant to the Governor, Kathleen worked with law makers and other stakeholders on a wide variety of state issues. In 2004, Kathleen moved to Washington, DC when she accepted a position with the Department of Defense’s Directorate of Defense Systems. Realizing her love and interest in public policy issues, Kathleen joined SHRM in May of 2005. She served as a Senior Advisor of Government Relations for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), where she managed their tax, retirement and benefits portfolio on the federal level. Kathleen received her Master of Public Policy from the George Washington University where she was a Scottish Rite Fellow. She has served on the Board of Directors for several organizations, and currently is the President for Women in Government Relations.
Kathleen was born in Munich, Germany, while her father served in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed abroad and has lived all over the U.S. and in Canada. Kathleen currently lives in Arlington, Virginia with her husband, four children and four fur babies.