Representative Jim Moody (Retired)

Managing Consultant, Legislative Engagement


Jim Moody, Ph.D., is currently with Oppenheimer investment company in Washington, DC, specializing in family and corporate investment planning.

Previously, he served as president and CEO of InterAction, an association of U.S. organizations working overseas in economic development and humanitarian relief. He was also vice president and CFO for the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a specialized agency of the United Nations.

Dr. Moody is a former Member of the United States Congress from Wisconsin. During his five terms in Congress (1983-93) he served on the powerful Ways & Means Committee, which oversees the entire federal tax system, federal spending, as well U.S. trade laws and federal debt management. Also during his time in Congress, he worked closely with American NGOS operating in El Salvador and co-founded the organization that became the National Security Archives.

Prior to Congressional service, Dr. Moody was an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he opened up the first U.S. Peace Corps program in Bangladesh and Pakistan. He is currently a member of the Council on Foreign Relations