James M. Demers
Demers & Blaisdell Inc.
James M. Demers was nominated to serve on OPIC’s Board of Directors by President Obama and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in January 2013. Mr. Demers is the founder of The Demers Group and presently serves as President of Demers & Blaisdell Inc., a New Hampshire government affairs firm. From 1997 to 2007 he served as President and Executive Director of the New England-New York-New Jersey Financial Services Association and through 2010 he also served as Executive Director of the National Card Coalition, an organization consisting of major national credit card issuers. He has served as Vice President of Government Affairs at Marine Midland Bank in New York, NY and Vice President of Government Affairs at the Associates Corporation of America in Dallas, Texas. He is a former three-term member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives where he served as the Assistant Minority Whip.
Mr. Demers presently serves on the advisory board of the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at St. Anselm College, and he is a member of the State of New Hampshire International Trade Advisory Committee.
Mr. Demers is a graduate of the University of Miami and he holds an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University.