Marti Thomas is a leading government relations strategist with a long career in government and the private sector. Thomas has served as a trusted advisor to a House Majority Leader, two Treasury Secretaries, two Fortune 500 CEOs, as well as dozens of corporate and non-profit clients.
Thomas held the post of Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs and Public Liaison and also of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Tax and Budget at the U.S. Department of Treasury in the Clinton Administration. In these positions she managed strategy and congressional relations relating to tax policy and the IRS, budget-related issues such as the debt ceiling and entitlement programs, financial markets and institutions, and matters relating to then-Treasury sub-bureaus of Customs and the ATF. Prior to Treasury, Thomas served a decade as Executive Floor Assistant to House Democratic Leader Richard A. Gephardt (D-MO.) Thomas came to Leader Gephardt’s staff from the political department of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. She also worked for former Senator Don Riegle (D-MI,) former Representative Sam Gejdenson (D-CT,) the Mondale-Ferraro Presidential campaign, and the National Women’s Political Caucus.
In the private sector, Thomas has served in the Washington offices of Goldman Sachs and BNY Mellon. She has also advised numerous clients from many sectors, most recently as a Partner at the Duberstein Group. She has represented clients in financial services, airlines, automobiles, railroads, oil and gas, higher education finance, technology and telecommunications, cosmetics, beverages and food, toys, environmental and health nonprofits, pharmaceuticals, and several trade associations.
- Hometown: Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
- Education: Wesleyan University, BA, and Georgetown University Law Center, JD.
- Family: Husband Michael Zola and son Nate and daughter Iris.
- Honors: Elected as Minority Clerk of the House and awarded the Treasury Medal for her years of service.
- Designated Top Lobbyist by The Hill past six years.