Zachary has experience with public affairs, public policy, and direct advocacy. Most recently Zachary managed government affairs for the Organization for International Investment (OFII), a DC-based trade association representing the interests of global companies who invest and operate in the United States.
During his time with OFII, Zachary advocated for policy that enhances U.S. competitiveness for foreign direct investment before Congress, the Administration, and regulatory agencies. He managed messaging and advocacy efforts for lobbyists from more than 180 foreign businesses on key issues including tax reform, trade policy, and investment attraction—including OFII’s presence at the 2016 presidential nominating conventions in Cleveland, Ohio and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Prior to working with OFII, Zachary served on the public affairs team for the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), supporting communications, grassroots, and state affairs initiatives, and managing the trade association’s Political Action Committee. His communications portfolio included the press operations of the RILA-affiliated Retail Litigation Center and transportation and trade policy. He also worked as part of the team responsible for an ongoing 50-state campaign supporting retail parity.
Zachary is a 2012 graduate of Boston University’s College of Communications and the College of Arts and Sciences, where he earned a B.S. in Communications, with a concentration in Public Relations, and a B.A. in Political Science. During his time at Boston University Zachary interned with the public affairs group at O’Neill and Associates and with a Cambridge-based start-up specializing in connecting real estate agents with potential buyers.
Zachary graduated from Boston University where he received his B.S. in Communications and his B.A. in Political Science.
Account Director, RunSwitch PR (2019 – Present)
Senior Account Executive, RunSwitch PR (2017-2018)
Manager, Government Affairs, Organization for International Investment (2016-2017)
Associate, Government Affairs, Organization for International Investment (2014-2016)
Coordinator, Public Affairs, Retail Industry Leaders Association (2013-2014)
Intern, O’Neill & Associates