Co-Chair, Issue One Reformer's Caucus; Fmr. Congressperson (R-TN) |
Zach Wamp represented Tennessee’s Third District in the United States Congress from 1995-2011. He is presently engaged as a consultant in the energy, defense, and transportation sectors for some of the most prominent companies in the world. In Congress, he served as the ranking member of the Military Construction/Veterans Affairs Subcommittee and prior to that as the
ranking member of the Legislative Branch Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee on which he served for fourteen years.
Among his notable achievements in Congress, Zach helped establish The Tennessee Valley Technology Corridor and the United States Department of Homeland Security. He co-sponsored the America Competes Act which authorized STEM education as part of the Primary and Secondary Education Act. While in Congress, Zach chaired the Renewable Energy Caucus, the Robotics Caucus and the TVA Caucus. He also served on the Transportation Committee, the Science Committee, the Small Business Committee, the Steering Committee, the Commerce/Justice/State Subcommittee, the Interior Subcommittee and the influential Energy and Water Subcommittee for twelve years. Zach was a regular panelist for four years on The News Hour with Jim Lehrer. He has appeared on virtually every major news show and in every major publication in the United States over two decades.
Zach is the founding board chair of Learning Blade-the nation’s premier STEM education curriculum. He is Co-Chair of the Reformer’s Caucus of Issue One- a coalition of over 200 former Members of Congress, Governors and Cabinet Secretaries united to restore confidence in our federal government. He also Co-Chairs the Advanced Nuclear Weapons Alliance with former U.S. Senator Ben Nelson and serves on the board of the Gospel Music Association. Zach also dedicates time and resources to the American Heart Association, Lana’s Love Foundation, Young Life, the YMCA and the National Prayer Breakfast. A Chattanooga native, Zach and his wife Kim are members of Red Bank Baptist Church and have two children and three grandchildren. Weston is a venture capitalist, entrepreneur and the host of a weekly radio show on ESPN. Weston and his wife Shelby have two sons, River and Ridge, and a daughter, Griffin. Coty is Assistant District Attorney General in the 10th Judicial District of Tennessee.