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Thursday, February 22, 2024
Bryan Zumwalt
FTI Consulting
Senior Managing Director


Bryan Zumwalt is a Senior Managing Director in the Strategic Communications segment at FTI Consulting and is based in Washington D.C. With more than 7,800 employees located in 31 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges and make the most of opportunities. Zumwalt is the Head of the Government Affairs practice and is a skilled, tested leader with substantial experience in executing public affairs initiatives and advocacy campaigns. Through his work, he has achieved regulatory and legislative victories that have impacted the bottom lines of some of the world’s most iconic companies.

Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Zumwalt was Executive Vice President for Public Affairs at the Consumer Brands Association (“CBA”). Previously, Zumwalt was Vice President of Federal Affairs at the American Chemistry Council, where he was responsible for developing and leading comprehensive advocacy campaigns across a broad range of issues impacting the chemical industry. In this role, Zumwalt led all lobbying initiatives, successfully executing on some of the most difficult public policy issues, including the reform of the U.S. Toxic Substances Control Act (“TSCA”). Zumwalt graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a JD in law and from University of Idaho with an undergraduate degree in business and marketing.

Areas of expertise

Successfully executing public affairs initiatives, Advocacy campaign.

Group Overview

FTI Consulting serves the public sector through two separate but related practices: the Public Sector & Government Contracts group assists businesses through all phases of contracting, including complying with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) and other government regulatory requirements, assisting clients implement or enhance existing internal controls to mitigate risks of noncompliance, preparing for and responding to government auditors, efficiently managing government business, and controlling the dispute process through risk avoidance, alternative dispute resolution procedures and litigation support; and the Public Sector Solutions group delivers a comprehensive suite of services, including Financial and Performance Improvement, Risk Management & Forensic Consulting, Economic & Public Policy, Technology & Data Analytics, and Strategic Communications.

Government Contracts

In an environment of ever-shifting funding priorities and regulatory requirements, government contractors benefit from the support of experts through every stage of a contract’s life cycle. FTI Consulting provides a wide array of government contractor advisory services that address the strategic, financial, operational, reputational, regulatory and capital needs of large and small prime contractors and subcontractors. Clients lean on our senior professionals’ regulatory and industry expertise, and our track record of success advising clients in industries such as aerospace and defense, biotechnology, construction, healthcare, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, government services, software and technology.

Public Sector Solutions

The public sector must address diverse operational and financial challenges across a broad spectrum of departments and organizations. Governments and public sector agencies around the world rely on FTI Consulting for strategies that enhance revenues, identify and execute cost saving measures, and strategically maximize value.

How We Help
Drawing upon decades experience and expertise across multiple disciplines, we partner with our clients to provide tailored solutions that strengthen financial and operational performance, improve decision making, and increase accountability and transparency.

Firm Overview

Over the last 40 years, FTI Consulting has grown to become a market-leading global consulting firm that brings together distinct capabilities and experts to serve as the trusted advisor to clients when they are facing their greatest opportunities and challenges. Each practice is a leader in its own right, staffed with experts recognized for the depth of their knowledge and a track record of making an impact. Collectively, FTI Consulting offers a comprehensive suite of services designed to assist clients across the business cycle—from proactive risk management to the ability to respond rapidly to unexpected crises and dynamic environments.

FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes: financial, legal, operational, political & regulatory, reputational and transactional. With more than 6,900 employees located in 30 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges and make the most of opportunities.