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About Me

Well-versed in political communication strategies, Zachary S. Petkanas worked as senior communications advisor for the Nevada State Democratic Party. While there, he helped advance Democratic political goals by affiliating with Obama for America Nevada and other Nevada-focused organizations as a media liaison and on-the-record strategist. In both capacities, Zachary Petkanas appeared on CNN and other state and national outlets.

Prior to becoming senior communications advisor, Zachary Petkanas assisted Friends for Harry Reid as deputy communications director, a position in which he helped the senator win reelection. During his tenure, he maintained responsibility for composing op-eds, collaborating with cabinet members, and honing talking points. After the senator achieved reelection, Zac Petkanas became communications director with Mr. Reid's Washington, DC-based office.

Before establishing himself in the political sphere, Zac Petkanas enrolled at George Washington University in the nation's capital, where he earned his bachelor of arts in political science. Outside of work, he enjoys reading works of history, especially those concerning Ancient Rome and Medieval England.


Communications Director

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid