Tim Gay

President, Catalyst Public Affairs
Equipped with an in-depth knowledge of government from the ground up, and years of experience with Nebraska’s inner-workings and unique policies, Tim has built a foundation in our industry made of expertise, integrity, and truly meaningful connections.

A former state senator and Chair of the Health and Human Services Committee, Tim is the founder and President of Catalyst Public Affairs. Previously, as Senior Advisor for Husch Blackwell’s Governmental Affairs group, he helped clients strategically navigate local and state government. His passion for the people and government operations of Nebraska can be seen in his extensive political experience. As the State Senator for Legislative District 14 — elected for the Unicameral in 2006 — he supported many important Health and Human Services bills (a committee he also chaired), promoted tax credits for economic development programs, and worked toward the enhancement of the tax deduction to the Nebraska Savings Plan.

With other achievements including Sarpy County Commissioner from 1995-2006, President of the Eastern Nebraska Human Services Agency, Chairman of the Southeast District of the Nebraska Association of County Officials, and his current position serving on the Board of the Omaha Public Power District, Tim is no stranger to Nebraska politics, and is ready to use that knowledge to move your ideas forward.


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