John Rizzo
John Rizzo

John Rizzo, who most recently served as senior spokesman at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, has come on board at Clyde Group as senior VP of public affairs.

At the Treasury Department, Rizzo led public affairs strategy on digital assets, fintech, climate finance, financial stability, domestic finance and economic policy.

He previously served as director of communications for Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) and deputy communications director for Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY). He launched Schumer’s digital media strategy in 2010 and guided Casey through successful reelections in 2012 and 2018.

In his new position, Rizzo will focus on providing strategic counsel and communications guidance to financial services clients, including market participants in traditional finance along with emerging and innovative spaces such as digital assets and fintech.

“John has a reputation for creativity and strategic thinking, as well as being a savvy communicator,” said Clyde Group founder and CEO Alex Slater. “Our current and future clients will benefit tremendously from his deep public affairs experience.”