Michael ZonaJanuary 5, 2021
A long-time Capitol Hill aid and veteran of numerous political campaigns, Michael Zona comes to BSG with extensive public affairs and advocacy experience. Most recently Zona served as Communications Director for the Senate Finance Committee majority as well as Communications Director for U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa.
Zona brings an extensive policy communications background in health care, international trade, tax, energy and agriculture from his time on Capitol Hill. During Zona’s tenure as the Senate Finance Committee’s chief communicator, Congress passed historic coronavirus relief and economic stimulus, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), a series of job-creating tax policies and major overhauls of the IRS and the U.S. retirement system. Zona also helped lead communications for Grassley during his period as Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, including sweeping criminal justice reform and multiple Supreme Court nominations.
Before working on Capitol Hill, Zona was a spokesperson for the Marco Rubio for President campaign, managing communications strategy in 10 states, including the early voting states of New Hampshire and Nevada. Zona was previously Communications Director for the New Hampshire Republican Party and has been involved in dozens of political campaigns throughout the Northeast and the Midwest.
Zona is from southern California and lives in Washington, D.C. He is a graduate of history at Pace University in New York City.