Vin Weber is a Partner at Mercury. Mr. Weber served in the United States House of Representatives from 1981 to 1993, representing Minnesota's 2nd Congressional District. He was a member of the Appropriations Committee and an elected member of the House Republican Leadership. Today, Mr. Weber acts as strategist for the Republican Party and enjoys strong bipartisan relationships across the legislative and executive branches of government. He serves as an advisor to senior officials in the White House and on Capitol Hill, and has counseled numerous Presidential campaigns. Mr. Weber is former chairman of the National Endowment for Democracy, a private, nonprofit organization designed to strengthen democratic institutions around the world through nongovernmental efforts. He also is a senior fellow at the Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota, where he is co-director of the Policy Forum. Mr. Weber serves on the boards of several private sector and non-profit organizations, including ITT Educational Services, and the Aspen Institute, where he is a member of the International Committee and served on the Institute's Middle East Strategy Group. He is based in Washington, DC.