Zac Commins

Zac brings Capitol Hill experience to TPA as well as a robust network of relationships of Congressional Members and staff on Capitol Hill. Zac has experience managing legislative activity, including expertise in the appropriations and legislative process. Zac has expertise in several domestic policy areas, including transportation, labor, environmental issues, housing, health care, and financial services.

Since joining TPA, Zac has worked with our clients to advance their federal priorities. Zac has facilitated client visits to Washington, DC for meetings with Members of Congress, congressional staff, and key Administration officials. Some of Zac’s accomplishments include:

  • Zac has leveraged his relationships with key grant officials at various federal agencies to ascertain their specific priorities required for successful grant applications. Zac has identified new and previously-underutilized federal grants for the benefit of TPA clients. He has leveraged his relationships with key grant officials at various federal agencies to ascertain their specific priorities and buzz words required for successful grant applications. Zac then leverages that information to help TPA federal clients develop and submit more competitive federal grant applications and then provide more effective tailored advocacy to secure funding awards.
  • Zac has facilitated numerous Washington, DC visits for local governments. Zac leverages his relationships with a wide variety of congressional offices and federal agencies to secure opportunities for clients to discuss their policy priorities. Zac ensures that elected officials and key staff can collaborate with Members of the California congressional delegation, other relevant elected officials, and key officials in the Administration.

Prior to joining TPA, Zac worked in the Office of Congressman Eric Swalwell. As a Legislative Assistant, Zac served as the Congressman’s principal advisor on a wide array of domestic policy issues as well as drafted legislation, policy memoranda, floor speeches, and talking points for the Congressman and senior staff. Zac also coordinated many appropriations requests and successfully worked to add report language in the fiscal year 2018 House agriculture appropriations bill.

Zac graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. At UC Berkeley, Zac played snare drum in the University of California Marching Band and taught a class on California state and local government and politics. Outside of work, Zac enjoys traveling, hiking, watching baseball, and playing bingo with friends.



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600 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Suite 207
Washington, DC 20003


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