Sal Nuzzo bio

Sal Nuzzo, Vice President of Policy and Director of the Center for Economic Prosperity, The James Madison Institute


Sal Nuzzo serves as the Vice President of Policy for The James Madison Institute. He is a New England transplant, having left Connecticut 20 years ago seeking warmer and friendlier climates.

Sal has spent his career engaged in the public arena – as a consultant, business executive, and non-profit administrator. For more than a decade, he served in policy consulting roles with MGT of America and Evergreen Solutions, working on issues such as education delivery systems, public employee pensions, and public safety collective bargaining.

Sal also served for several years with the Florida Chamber of Commerce, where he directed the Chamber Foundation’s efforts as their Research and Public Policy Manager. In that role he oversaw the Chamber’s Florida Scorecard project and the organization’s policy research initiatives.

He earned his B.S. in economics with a concentration in Public Policy from Florida State University while serving as an assistant legislative analyst with the Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability (OPPAGA).

While a self-proclaimed data nerd, Sal’s two most cherished accomplishments have nothing to do with charts and graphs. He is the proud father of two daughters – who in his completely objective and unbiased opinion are the most beautiful and well-behaved little girls on earth.

He also enjoys all things related to the New York Yankees, FSU, and working on his goal of walking every mile of beach in this great state.