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Jeff has over a decade of experience designing and advocating economic policy initiatives on Capitol Hill and in the private sector.  As a respected member of the economic and tax policy communities in Washington, he has a record of effectively working with both sides of the aisle to advance sound public policy. 


As Senior Economic Policy Advisor for the House Ways & Means Committee and its former Ranking Member, Representative Sandy Levin (D-MI), Jeff was a member of the Committee tax staff and was responsible for policy analysis and legislative strategy with respect to tax reform, extension of the 2001/2003 tax cuts, job creation, municipal finance, the debt limit and macroeconomic policy.  During his time on Ranking Member Levin’s staff, Jeff led successful initiatives to promote access to capital for small businesses and communities, promote domestic manufacturing, support the deployment of alternative energy technologies and improve the fairness of the tax code.


While serving on Capitol Hill, Jeff was closely involved in the development of:


  • The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012

  • The Budget Control Act of 2011

  • The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010

  • The Small Business Jobs Act of 2010

  • The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

  • The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008

  • The Energy Improvement and Extension Act of 2008

  • The Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008

  • The Economic Stimulus Act of 2008


After leaving the public sector, Jeff was Director of Government Relations for Enhanced Capital, an asset management firm focused on providing capital to underserved small businesses and communities.  Jeff managed Enhanced’s strategic relationships with federal, state and local government stakeholders in order to develop and maintain policy-based business opportunities.  At Enhanced, Jeff led a network of more than 40 contract lobbyists in 22 states to further jurisdiction-specific advocacy goals, including passage of tax credit-based investment incentives.


Jeff holds bachelor’s degrees in finance and political economy from Michigan State University and an M.A. in Applied Economics from Johns Hopkins University.

About Jeff Ziarko

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