Bryan Zumwalt is the Head of Government Affairs and a skilled, tested leader with substantial experience in successfully executing public affairs initiatives and advocacy campaigns. Through his work, he has achieved regulatory and legislative victories that have impacted the bottom lines of some of the world’s most iconic companies.
Most recently, Bryan was Executive Vice President for Public Affairs at the Consumer Brands Association (CBA), where he oversaw all advocacy and communications while relaunching of one of Washington's most venerable trade organizations during the transformation of the Grocery Manufacturers Association to CBA. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, Bryan led Consumer Brands' crisis response to assist with regulatory and critical infrastructure challenges impacting manufacturing and the consumer supply chain. Over his time at CBA, he oversaw the development and launch of two important coalitions in Washington, the Critical Infrastructure Supply Chain Council and the Recycling Leadership Council.
Bryan joined the Consumer Brands Association from the American Chemistry Council, where he served as Vice President of Federal Affairs, responsible for developing and leading comprehensive advocacy campaigns across a broad range of issues impacting the chemical industry. Bryan led all lobbying initiatives, successfully executing on some of the most difficult public policy issues, such as the reform of the U.S. Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
Bryan spearheaded his career working on Capitol Hill where he served in both the House and Senate, most recently as Chief Counsel on two Senate committees, the Committee on Environment and Public Works and the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. In these roles, he led teams to achieve numerous wins, including passing critical infrastructure and environmental legislation, as well as negotiating and passing the RESTORE Act, response legislation to the Gulf oil spill.
For the last four consecutive years Bryan has been recognized by The Hill as one of D.C.’s top lobbyists. He previously served on the Economic Studies Council at the Brookings Institution and currently serves as a member of the Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship National Advisory Committee. Bryan graduated from the University of Idaho with a B.S. in Business and Marketing and holds a Juris Doctor from Case Western Reserve University. He is a member of the District of Columbia and the Maryland State Bar Associations.