Michael Trunzo

Michael Trunzo

Michael Trunzo is the Director of Government Affairs at Shenker Russo & Clark, LLP. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Trunzo led Northeast Public Affairs LLC, a government affairs firm he founded to serve clients in New York, New England and Washington, D.C.

Previously, he was President and CEO of the Massachusetts-based New England Fuel Institute, representing the interests of the home heating industry throughout New England and in the Nation’s Capital. Notably, Mr. Trunzo served as Vice Chancellor for University Relations for the State University of New York (SUNY), where he was SUNY ‘s chief lobbyist, managing the Offices of Government and Public Relations, overseeing SUNY’s federal and state lobbying, and external affairs and liaising with employee-unions. Mr. Trunzo developed and managed the University’s federal and state legislative and public policy agendas, advocacy efforts, and assisted in the implementation of its strategic plan.

Earlier in his career, he was the CEO of the Empire State Petroleum Association, representing the heating oil, motor fuel and convenience store industries in New York State. Mr. Trunzo served as Secretary and Chief of Staff to the New York Lt. Governor under the Governor Pataki administration and also held top-level staff positions in the New York State Senate, State Assembly and the Town of Islip, NY.


  • Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus, Master’s Public Administration 1985
  • Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus, BA, Political Science, 1985

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