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Adam Wood served on Governor Ned Lamont’s transition committee. He has worked in the past as Chief of Staff of the New York State Thruway Authority (overseeing the country’s largest public infrastructure project – construction of the new Tappan Zee “Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge”) and the City of Bridgeport (Connecticut’s largest city). He also worked as Director of the Connecticut State Democratic Party, State Senate spokesman and senior advisor, strategist, and campaign manager for numerous statewide campaigns including Governor Ned Lamont. He received his Bachelor of Art’s Degree from Haverford College, an MBA from the State University of New York and a Master's in International Business & Policy from Georgetown University.
Adam has strong relationships with Governor Lamont, commissioners, legislators, and key constituency groups across the state. He also has over 20 years of experience in conducting successful media advocacy campaigns and government relations working for clients including the Pew Charitable Trusts, The Third Way, Anbaric Wind, the American Association for Justice, TESLA, the Sierra Club, Consumers for Sensible Energy (Gas Pipeline Opposition), Scientific Games Corporation and Harbor Yard Amphitheater/Live Nation. Most recently he led the successful effort to legalize Marijuana in Connecticut on behalf of the Marijuana Policy Project. The legislation is considered to be a national model for its social equity provisions.
ZACH VAN LULING
Director of Advocacy
Responsible for strategic implementation and support of the firm’s public advocacy, and community engagement initiatives. Zach is a political strategist with deep experience in communications, issue management and political campaigns. He builds effective outreach, engagement, and collateral content for our partners across diverse geographies, platforms and issue interests.
Zach brings over a decade of experience in various capacities for political campaigns across Congressional, state, and local levels after getting his start as an organizer in Jacksonville, Florida with Obama for America. Later, he spent time in Washington DC providing communications support on a diverse range of issues and industries for Forbes-Tate Partners. Prior to joining City & State, Zach was actively engaged in regional environmental issues, where he developed and implemented agile grassroots engagement on policy issues as an independent consultant.