It’s only been a few weeks since Tom Suozzi retired from his longstanding role as a member of the U.S. House, but he’s already opened the next chapter.
Suozzi has joined Actum LLC as the company’s co-chair, providing strategic advice to clients and the firm’s executive team out of its New York offices. The company bills itself as a global consulting firm specializing in strategy, management, execution, communications, government relations, storytelling and narrative development, social media, and more.
As a former member of Congress, however, Suozzi is barred from lobbying Capitol Hill for the next two years.
The former congressman, Nassau County executive and Glen Cove mayor joins what Actum describes as an impressive bi-partisan roster of former elected officials across the globe that has joined the company since its founding in 2021. They include former Bronx borough president Ruben Diaz Jr., former White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, former Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and former U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer.
“Actum’s exceptional capabilities, global reach and unmatched talent have helped it grow into a powerful platform that gets results for clients,” Suozzi said, in a release. “I am thrilled to join this team as a co-chair of its strategic advisory board, and be part of its continued expansion.”
Fabian Nunez — a managing partner for the firm who also is a former California State Assembly speaker — said Suozzi has a well-earned reputation as a pragmatic problem-solver.
“To be joined by someone of his caliber and experience is a testament to the team we have at Actum, and our remarkable growth as a global consulting firm,” Nunez said, in a release.
Suozzi announced his departure from Congress to run for New York governor in 2022, ultimately losing his challenge to incumbent Kathy Hochul. Before his entry into politics, Suozzi was a trained CPA and attorney. While in Congress, he was a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, and vice chair of the bi-partisan Problem Solvers Caucus.