Tom Buttry

Senior Manager, Policy and Government Relations

Tom Buttry joined InterAction in 2015 and currently manages a cross-cutting portfolio mapping long-term trends and concerns in the NGO community. He runs InterAction’s Task Force 2024, the InterAction Congressional Fellowship and continues to engage on broader government relations and humanitarian advocacy.

Tom previously held a humanitarian affairs-focused portfolio at InterAction.  Before joining InterAction, he 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, Marquette Golden Eagles, and Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs.

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