FTI Consulting has added Bryan Zumwalt, who was executive VP-PA at the Consumer Brands Assn., to its strategic communications practice. He is senior managing director and head of government affairs.
At the CBA, which was formerly the Grocery Manufacturers Assn., Zumwalt led its government relations, communications, research and ally development efforts. CBA members employ about 20M people and their 1,700 brands kick in $2T to the US economy.
Earlier Zumwalt was VP-federal affairs and chief lobbyist at the American Chemical Council, where he contributed to the revamp of the US Toxic Substances Control Act.
He also served on Capitol Hill as chief counsel for the Senate’s Committee of Environment and Public Works and counsel to Louisiana Republican Senator David Vitter.
At FTI, DC-based Zumwalt reports to Brian Kennedy, head of the Americas strategic communications group.