J.D. Grom serves as Executive Director of the New Democrat Coalition, a group of forward-thinking House Democrats who are committed to pro-economic growth, pro-innovation, and fiscally responsibly policies. In his role with the New Democrat Coalition, he has led the effort to create the Coalition’s American Prosperity Agenda, the first comprehensive policy agenda in the Coalition’s history. He has led the effort to establish forward looking policy task forces on the future of work, healthcare, trade, among other topics, and expanded the Coalition’s internal programming to provide a wide array of in-depth policy and strategy sessions for Members and staff, and worked to unite the work of ‘New Democrat’ thought leaders in Washington, D.C.
The New Democrat Coalition is a Congressional Member Organization of the House of Representatives consisting of 61 Members of the House Democratic Caucus. Chaired by Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT), the solutions-oriented group of legislators focuses on an array of policy areas, including healthcare, trade, financial services, innovation, tax reform, cyber-security, education and workforce development.
J.D. began his career working for his hometown representative, Melissa Bean. Later he was promoted to serve as Bean’s lead financial services aide and Legislative Director. He helped coordinate her work with the New Democrat Coalition and the Financial Services Committee during the 2008 financial crisis, as well as its work on the financial regulation overhaul law that was enacted in 2010. From 2011-2013, J.D. served as a senior advisor at the U.S. Department of the Treasury where he helped coordinate the Department’s work on the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP).
J.D. holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign where he double majored in Political Science and Economics.