David J. Kozak

David Kozak

David J. Kozak, principal with Kozak & Salina, LLC, is an impact player in the government relations industry, with a proven track record of strategic and tactical successes that spans 30 years at the federal, state and local government levels.

An accomplished leader, David is known for his extensive legislative, grassroots organizing, business development and political campaign fundraising abilities. David is also recognized for his ability to maintain strong working relationships with state and federal elected officials, commissioners and government agency staff. He brings a unique perspective to K&S by drawing on his many years of private and public sector experience.

Before forming Kozak & Salina, LLC, David served as director of government affairs and business development at Data-Mail, Inc., one of the nation's largest direct mail companies. Here, he established himself as a respected advocate for the direct mail industry while growing fortune 500 client sales during each of his 10 years at the company.

Prior to joining Data-Mail, David was senior advisor and head of the transition team to then newly elected U.S. Representative John B. Larson of Connecticut. He was also a 15-year veteran congressional staffer and campaign strategist to U.S. Representative Barbara B. Kennelly. In this role, he was responsible for maintaining key relationships with local and state officials while promoting the ideas and interests of the congresswoman. David also served as campaign manager for Congresswoman Kennelly’s re-election campaigns to the U.S. Congress, and as deputy campaign manager for her 1998 gubernatorial campaign.

David graduated with a B.A. in political science and English from Assumption College in Worcester, MA. He is a current board member of the House of Bread in Hartford; a trustee to the YMCA of Greater Hartford; and a member of the nominating committee for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of North Central Connecticut. He resides in Rocky Hill, CT, with his wife Cheryl and their two sons, Stephen and Brian.

David Kozak