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Sal Nuzzo

VICE PRESIDENT OF POLICY AND DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER FOR ECONOMIC PROSPERITY

A native of Connecticut, Sal graduated from Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford Connecticut before heading south for a warmer climate and healthier economy.

Sal has spent his career engaged in the public arena – as a consultant, business executive, and non-profit administrator. For more than a decade, he served in policy consulting roles with MGT of America and Evergreen Solutions, working on issues such as education delivery systems, public employee pensions, and public safety collective bargaining.

After time spent with both public consulting firms, Sal became Chief of Staff with The Florida State University’s Alumni Association, directing the operations and administration for FSU’s 300,000-plus strong alumni enterprise.

Following his tenure at FSU, he then joined the Florida Chamber of Commerce, where he directed the Chamber Foundation’s efforts as their Research and Public Policy Manager. In that role he oversaw the Chamber’s Florida Scorecard project, all of the Chamber’s policy research initiatives, and contract relationships with organizations such as Visit FLORIDA, CareerSource Florida, and Enterprise Florida.

Sal earned his B.S. in economics with a concentration in Public Policy from Florida State University while serving as an assistant legislative analyst with the Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability (OPPAGA).

While a self-proclaimed data nerd, Sal’s most cherished accomplishments have nothing to do with charts and graphs. He is the proud father of two daughters – who in his completely objective and unbiased opinion are the most beautiful and well-behaved little girls on earth.

He also enjoys all things New York Yankees, FSU, the sounds of other kids screaming in restaurants, and working on his goal of walking every mile of beach in this great state.

Fun Fact

Sal likes to binge watch Netflix. He takes personal pride in the eclectic nature of his entertainment tastes. He is frequently entranced by everything from a historical period documentary on the rule of the Tudors to the latest season of Ink Master. In addition, his ability to recognize movie quotes, especially from 80s, 90s, and 00’s movies, is quite possibly unrivaled. IMDB is on the home page of Sal’s iPhone. Sal isn’t quite sure how he survived prior to streaming video services.