Bryan Zumwalt is a Senior Managing Director in the Strategic Communications segment at FTI Consulting and is based in Washington D.C. Mr. Zumwalt is the Head of the Government Affairs practice and is a skilled, tested leader with substantial experience in 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.
Mr. Zumwalt spearheaded his career working on Capitol Hill where he served in both the House and the 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. Mr. Zumwalt has consistently been recognized as one of D.C.’s top lobbyists and has extensive experience navigating complex policy issues through integrated campaigns.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Zumwalt was Executive Vice President for Public Affairs at the Consumer Brands Association (“CBA”), where he oversaw all advocacy and communications while relaunching one of Washington's most venerable trade organizations during the transformation of the Grocery Manufacturers Association to the CBA.
Preceding the CBA, Mr. Zumwalt was Vice President of Federal Affairs at the American Chemistry Council, where he was responsible for developing and leading comprehensive advocacy campaigns across a broad range of issues impacting the chemical industry. In this role, Mr. Zumwalt led all lobbying initiatives, successfully executing on some of the most difficult public policy issues, including the reform of the U.S. Toxic Substances Control Act (“TSCA”).