Andrew Felz is NRCA's manager of federal affairs. Before joining NRCA's staff, he worked in government relations for the National Federation of Independent Business. Felz has worked for former Sen. Jim Talent (R-Mo.), and during the 2012 election, he served as regional political director for the Romney/Ryan presidential campaign. He graduated from Rockhurst University, Kansas City, Mo., with bachelor's degrees in political science and economics.