Michael C. Trunzo Named Director of Government Affairs at Shenker Russo & Clark LLP

December 1, 2015 ALBANY, NY: Michael C. Trunzo has joined Shenker Russo & Clark LLP as Director of Government Affairs.

Most recently Trunzo led Northeast Public Affairs LLC, a government affairs firm he founded to serve clients in New York, New England and Washington, D.C. Prior to that he was President and CEO of the Massachusetts-based New England Fuel Institute, representing their interests throughout New England and in the Nation’s Capital. Notably, 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. Trunzo developed and managed the University’s legislative and public policy agendas, advocacy efforts, and assisted in the implementation of its strategic plan. While at SUNY, he also managed New York Network, the state’s television station. Prior to that, he was the CEO of the Empire State Petroleum Association. Trunzo also held top-level staff positions in the New York State Governor’s Office, State Senate, State Assembly and the Town of Islip, NY.

“Michael is one of the most respected lobbyists in the Northeast and we are thrilled to have him join our Government Affairs practice,” said Cynthia Shenker, founding partner. “His higher education and energy industry expertise, and his networks in New York and Washington, will clearly strengthen and expand the depth of our team.”

“Shenker Russo & Clark offers me a comprehensive government affairs and legal platform for my clients and practice,” Trunzo said. “The team has a demonstrated track record navigating complex matters before state agencies and enhances my ability to represent our clients on a wider range of issues. Consequently, when they approached me, I was excited about the prospect of working with such a talented and well respected group of professionals.”

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Founded in response to the changing business and political landscape in New York, Shenker Russo & Clark LLP is diverse and skilled to navigate today’s government and political process. Their team has unparalleled experience with the process, people and politics that drive government action in New York. Shenker Russo & Clark LLP is located one block from the New York State Capitol at 121 State Street in Albany.