Associate Vice President
Zach is an associate vice president on the public affairs team. He specializes in state and municipal legislative advocacy and relationship building; grassroots organizing as part of corporate, state or local issue campaigns; and assisting businesses who wish to grow their public sector sales. Recently, Zach began overseeing the day to day operations of the firm's growing digital public affairs practice with the launch of a multiple issue digital advocacy campaign for a Fortune 100 company. Zach has experience and expertise across a broad array of industries and sectors including transportation, energy, health care, public safety, and technology.
Before joining Rasky Baerlein, Zach was a field organizer for the Florida Democratic Party during the 2004 Kerry/Edwards presidential campaign. There, he managed the Gainesville regional campaign office and was responsible for organizing large-scale canvasses, phone banks, get out the vote, and generally coordinating volunteer activities. Prior to that, Zach was assistant to the deputy CEO for external affairs of the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston where he assisted in managing the interactions with national political and advocacy organizations, elected officials, and unions as they planned their involvement and logistics during the Convention. Zach knew he wanted to work in politics after interning in the Boston office of Sen. Edward Kennedy.
Zach earned a bachelor's degree in sociology from Boston College.