Jim Carter is Vice President of Government Affairs at Emerson, a diversified global manufacturing and technology company based in St. Louis, Missouri. In addition to managing federal and state government affairs for Emerson, Mr. Carter’s lobbying portfolio ranges from tax and fiscal policy to international trade and federal regulation. Prior to joining Emerson, Mr. Carter served in the Bush and Clinton Administrations, as a senior staff member on the Senate Budget Committee, and as an economic/tax policy advisor to former Senators John Ashcroft and Connie Mack. Jim has served as a Deputy Undersecretary at the Department of Labor, a Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Department of Treasury, and as Associate Director of the National Economic Council at the White House. Mr. Carter has also served as Chief Economist and Senior Tax Advisor on the Republican staff of the U.S. Senate Budget Committee. In early 2000, at the invitation of the Russian government, Mr. Carter traveled to Moscow as part of a small international advisory team to advise President Vladimir Putin and his staff on tax and economic matters. At the conclusion of that effort, Mr. Carter contributed a chapter to Policies for Economic Growth: International Experience, later published—in both Russian and English—by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Mr. Carter has written more than 100 articles on fiscal policy, economics, and other public policy matters for leading publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Investor's Business Daily, Politico, The Hill, and USA Today. He is a frequent speaker, including as an adjunct professor at The George Washington University and as a lecturer in the Public Management program at Johns Hopkins University. He holds degrees from George Mason University and Truman State University.