Tom Buttry joined InterAction in 2015 to lead InterAction’s public policy and advocacy efforts related to humanitarian affairs on Capitol Hill. He coordinates with a number of humanitarian and region-specific working groups focused on emergency response, internally displaced persons, refugees, civil-military relations, humanitarian aid reform, and partner vetting.
Tom spent six years in the U.S. Senate working on Senator Tom Harkin's legislative staff, covering foreign affairs, immigration, migration and refugee issues, international development, child labor and international labor rights, defense, veteran affairs, homeland security, and appropriations in those areas. Previously, Tom worked as an Analyst for the Commission on the National Guard and Reserves from 2005 to 2008.
Tom graduated from Marquette University in 2005 with a B.A. in Political Science. Tom lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife Ashley and can be frequently found playing board games or cheering on the Kansas City Royals and Chiefs, as well as the Marquette Golden Eagles.