David Cuzzi is an accomplished public affairs and business development consultant. His unique, extensive background in government and public relations, and business development, provides organizations with a demonstrated ability to assess and shape their business environment to protect their interests and grow their bottom line.
Mr. Cuzzi launched Prospect Hill Strategies in 2012. Today, David brings two decades of experience to benefit some of New Hampshire’s largest and smallest companies. The results achieved in both New Hampshire and Washington, DC for a diverse client roster demonstrate the Firm’s ability to provide full service public affairs and government relations solutions to organizations with varying needs across a range of industries.
David previously worked for BAE Systems’ Electronic Systems sector and its legacy businesses in Nashua, NH, in the roles of Manager, Business Development and Director, Government Relations. As a Business Development Manager, he led the strategy, resource planning, and execution of efforts to maintain core business and capture new business for a product line with annual sales of $240 million, including one of the company’s most important programs. As Government Relations Director, David was responsible for advocacy at the federal, state and local levels for the Nashua, NH-based sector, which then employed 9,000 people at 16 sites across 7 states, with annual sales of $3.5 billion.
Prior to joining BAE Systems, David served as a top aide to then-U.S. Senator John E. Sununu (R-NH) on Capitol Hill, advising the Senator on National Security, Judiciary, Law Enforcement, and Veterans’ matters, and all issues pertinent to the Senator’s service on the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. Mr. Cuzzi played a critical role in reversing the Department of Defense’s recommendation to close the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in the 2005, and was a key negotiator in the drafting and passage of legislation reauthorizing the USA PATRIOT ACT in 2006 and 2007, and reforming the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States in 2007.
Mr. Cuzzi also served in New Hampshire and Washington, DC as an aide for two members of the U.S. House of Representatives, handling a wide portfolio of issues, including all committee work for a member of the Appropriations Committee. His other career assignments include posts with Podesta Associates in Washington, DC, Putnam Investments in Andover, MA, Bob Dole’s 1996 New Hampshire Presidential Primary campaign, and the National Restaurant Association in Washington, DC.
David was born and raised in Waltham, MA. He is a graduate of St. Anselm College, and lives in Bedford, NH with his wife, Christina, and their twin boys. An avid sports fan and golfer, Mr. Cuzzi is active in business and civic organizations. He is an appointed member of the New Hampshire Telecommunications Planning and Development Advisory Committee, a member of the Board of the New Hampshire Scholars program, the New Hampshire Advisory Committee of the U.S. Global Leadership Council, and a past Board Vice-Chair of the Manchester Community Health Center. He also serves on the Rivier University President’s Circle, and is Chair of the New Hampshire State Society’s annual Educational Opportunity Fund golf tournament.