John Weinfurter joined Kimmitt, Senter, Coates & Weinfurter (KSC&W) as a principal in June, 2003 after a 20 year career as a senior congressional aide, followed by six years as President and CEO of the Congressional Economic Leadership Institute (CELI). CELI is a bipartisan and bicameral educational foundation on Capitol Hill, founded and chaired by Members of Congress. A twenty year old organization, CELI was designed to acquaint Members of Congress, their staffs and Washington representatives and corporate executives with emerging issues in the American economic landscape that impact continued American economic growth and productivity. In the course of his tenure as CELI President, Mr. Weinfurter scripted over 200 sessions in the US Senate and House, bringing CEOs, foreign heads of state and parliamentary delegations, authors, economists, cabinet secretaries, regulatory agency heads, and others to CELI forums. Funded through a mixture of foundations, corporate offices and trade associations, he doubled CELI's Membership base in the course of his tenure there. Weinfurter also authored and implemented a travel program, leading delegations of Members of Congress, Congressional staff and corporate representatives to Asia, Europe, South America and throughout the U.S., giving them a window on economic development around the world.
Prior to his CELI position, Mr. Weinfurter spent 20 years as Chief of Staff to the late U.S. Rep. John Joseph Moakley (D-Ma), who served in Congress from 1973-2001 and as Chairman of the House of Representative Committee on Rules from 1988-1994. During his time on Capitol Hill, Weinfurter served as Chairman Moakley's principal liaison to House Leadership, to five Presidential Administrations, and to Boston's and Washington's corporate and professional community.
Mr. Weinfurter is a graduate of Marquette University in Milwaukee and lives on Capitol Hill in Washington.