Since 2009, Nelson Garcia served as the founder and current President of the Washington Intergovernmental Professional Group, LLC (WIPG). The organization serves as a non-partisan, professional networking group dedicated to working closely with Congress and the diplomatic community in fostering deeper cooperation and understanding between parties and countries. Currently, the group maintains a contact list of almost 8,000 DC-based individuals, composed of senior staff members from the US House and Senate, US government agencies, and business and trade association communities. WIPG also serves as a consultancy company dedicated to maximizing a client’s presence and exposure on Capitol Hill and the diplomatic community through the use of high-profile briefings and events involving senior level policy makers. More information can be found by going to www.wipgdc.com.
Nelson Garcia served as Director, Federal and State Policy for the Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), specializing in transportation, tax incentives, trade, technology and small business concerns. Nelson also served on the Executive Board of the California State Society in Washington, DC.
Previously, Nelson served as the: Director of Governmental Relations for the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (2003-2008); Director of Congressional Relations for the Alliance of American Insurers (2000-2003); Legislative Director to Rep. Gary Miller of California (1999-2000); four-term President of the Congressional Legislative Staff Association (1995-1999); Legislative Assistant to Rep. Ken Calvert of California (1993-1998); Consultant to the Orange County and Riverside County Republican Parties (1990-1992); and Staff Assistant to Rep. Jerry Lewis of California (1989-1990).
Nelson graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science/International Relations. He has been featured in Forbes.com, Roll Call, Federal Times, and National Journal.
He has travelled extensively to the Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Austria, Canada, the Bahamas, the Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and throughout the United States.