Clare Schulzki has more than 15 years of experience in association management, government relations, strategic communications and public relations for environmental, energy and, health and safety policy.
Ms. Schulzki has worked to affect legislative and regulatory policy at the federal level for various trade associations including those representing the scrap recycling industry, large industrial users of electricity and natural gas, and manufacturers of advanced ceramics. In addition to lobbying at the federal level, she has also represented trade associations and companies at the state and local levels.
Ms. Schulzki’s strategic communication experience includes identifying, organizing and participating in editorial board briefings for newspapers in targeted areas of the country. She also connected elected officials and regulators with industry by organizing and conducting facility tours so that policy makers and industry could better understand each other. In addition, Ms. Schulzki has written and testified at hearings on behalf of business and industry at the both state and local level. As well as writing and producing newsletters and annual reports, Ms. Schulzki has also appeared on television opinion segments.
While representing the scrap recycling industry, Ms. Schulzki lobbied to enact the Superfund Recycling Equity Act of 1999. The passage of this law provided the scrap recycling industry with a valid defense to Superfund liability, provided companies could demonstrate they took certain steps before shipping recyclable material to a consuming facility. The passage of the bill was significant because the recycling industry provision had originally been included in more comprehensive Superfund reform that failed over several Congresses. With effective advocacy, it finally gained enough support to break out and pass on its own.
Originally from New Jersey, Ms. Schulzki earned a B.A. in History/Political Science from Rutgers University.