Neftali Javier Garcia, Esq. is Director of Governmental Affairs and Corporate Communications for McLane Company Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway Company. Nef has over 17 years of in-depth public affairs and government relations experience. Over the course of his career he has lobbied in over twenty-two states. He is a recent Liberty Award recipient for excellence in state governmental relations and was recently profiled in Hispanic Executive Magazine as an innovator in the field of public affairs.
At McLane he is responsible for all state and federal governmental relations activities and directs MACPAC, McLane’s political action committee. Nef has extensive experience with all facets of senior level public affairs operations, issue management, corporate communications and strategic planning. His primary expertise is the implementation and execution of complex legislative and lobbying campaigns at the federal, state and local levels. Under his leadership, the McLane team manages over 900 pieces of legislation per annum with a success ratio in excess of 97 percent with an enhanced return on investment to the corporation in the millions of dollars.
Nef is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). He is a member of the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL), and a member of the Business Board of Advisors for the Board of Hispanic Caucus Chairs (BHCC). He also serves on the Transportation Committee for the Council of State Governments (CSG) and the Government Affairs Committee for both American Wholesalers and Marketers Association (AWMA) and the International Food Distributors Association (IFDA).
Nef received his undergraduate degree and law degree from St. Mary’s University and Master of Public Administration from Texas State University. He is a licensed Texas attorney and is a registered lobbyist in several states.
- St. Mary's UniversityJ.D., 2001 - 2004
- Texas State University–San MarcosM.P.A.
- McLane CompanyDirector of Governmental Affairs, present