Senior Vice President and Campaigns Director, The Public Interest Network
Started on staff: 2010
B.A., cum laude, Harvard University
Zach works with the groups in The Public Interest Network to help shape campaign goals and strategy. His works on everything from federal legislative and administrative campaigns to state ballot measures. He also plans and oversees our independent expenditure work in support of pro-public interest candidates. Before joining the network, Zach was the executive director of Project Vote, director of Political Operations for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), founding director of Louisiana ACORN, head organizer of Arkansas Community Organizations for Reform Now, and founder & executive director of the Local 100A of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Zach has trained and supervised dozens of community, issue, electoral and union organizers; helped pass a 1996 Arkansas campaign finance reform ballot measure; organized successful statewide ballot measure campaigns to raise the minimum wage; and trained and helped elect grassroots, low-income and African-American candidates to office. Zach lives in Little Rock, Ark., with his wife and their two sons. He enjoys skiing, tennis, hiking, paddling the Buffalo River and chasing his hell-on-wheels grandson.