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James Carstensen

Federal Government Affairs Manager

  • Industry:A diverse innovation company producing technology-based materials, ingredients and solutions.

James D. Carstensen joined DuPont in January of 2018 as manager of U.S. federal government affairs based in Washington, D.C. He interacts and works with DuPont’s businesses to help lead advocacy and strategy efforts with federal government agencies, the U.S. Congress and White House to support the businesses’ needs as they advance their best ideas and deliver real-world products and smart solutions. For DuPont, he has a specific portfolio focusing on biofuels and the RFS, the AHEAD™ autonomous and electric vehicles initiative, soy protein and nutrition and DuPont’s safety and protection aramids Tyvek™, Kevlar™ and Nomex™. He also serves as the administrator of the Employees of DuPont PAC.

James is an over twenty-year political and policy veteran of Capitol Hill where he served four different Members of Congress from the State of Iowa in positions that included chief of staff, campaign manager, communications director and legislative aide.

He is a proud lifelong Hawkeye and a graduate of the University of Iowa with a B.A. in Economic Policy.

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