Tamera Luzzatto

Tamera LuzzattoTamera Luzzatto is the managing director of Government Relations at The Pew Charitable Trusts. She ensures that Pew’s wide range of nonpartisan policy work at the state, federal and international levels is effectively and accurately communicated to policy makers. Ms. Luzzatto served as Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s chief of staff in the U.S. Senate from 2001 to 2009. Prior to her service with Senator Clinton, Ms. Luzzatto was on the staff of West Virginia Senator John D. Rockefeller IV for nearly 15 years, serving as legislative director and chief of staff. She was Senator Rockefeller’s primary liaison to two major advisory panels which he chaired, the National Commission on Children and the Pepper Commission on Health Care. Ms. Luzzatto began her career working for ACTION, the federal umbrella agency at the time for the Peace Corps and other volunteer and national service programs. With nearly three decades of experience in politics and government, she speaks regularly about Congress and public policy to academic institutions and other organizations across the country. She currently serves on the boards of the Washington Bach Consort, a highly acclaimed baroque choral group, and Language ETC, which provides English classes to immigrants in the Washington region. She also serves on the Johns Hopkins Neurosurgery Advisory Committee and a worship and music committee of the Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church. She graduated from Harvard University, magna cum laude, with a degree in government.