"Working at TFG allows me to work on a broad array of issues, from transportation to energy reform. The ability to engage with localities on issues that directly impact their constituents is very fulfilling."
Zachary Israel is a Principal and Manager of Legislative Affairs at The Ferguson Group. Zach works on behalf of clients by identifying and researching grant opportunities for specific client projects and works on municipal, water infrastructure, energy, transportation, criminal justice, and law enforcement practice areas, among other issues, at the federal level. Zach also tracks and analyzes federal legislation and interacts with federal agencies and offices on behalf of clients.
Prior to joining The Ferguson Group, Zach worked for two years in the Government Affairs department at the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) in Washington, DC, the oldest international organization devoted to investor protection. Zach conducted policy and legal research on various issues relating to federal and state financial regulation, investor protection, and securities matters in the US, Canada, and Mexico, in addition to educating members of Congress and their staff on issues of importance to NASAA. Zach also served in 2012 as the Field Director and Policy Research Associate on a Congressional campaign in his native New Jersey and, during college, interned for former US Representatives Rush Holt (D-NJ) and Scott Murphy (D-NY), in addition to U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ).
Zach received his B.A. in Political Studies from Bard College, focusing on American politics and international affairs.