Zack directs the strategic vision, marketing, partnership development, and fundraising for the organization, which he co-founded following Hurricane Katrina.
Among the innovative programs at SBP that Zack has designed include: Good Work/Good Pay, a construction training program for returned war veterans, under/unemployed local citizens and citizens recently released from jail; Opportunity Housing, an innovative blight eradicating/affordable housing program that turns blighted properties into well-built affordable housing, while also creating well-paying jobs for struggling community members; and Disaster Resilience and Recovery Lab, which among other things, allows SBP to train other organizations to utilize SBP's systems and processes.
Zack has been recognized as New Orleanian of the Year and Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project Champion of Justice and he has received the Manhattan Institute Social Innovation Award, an Honorary Doctorate from Muhlenberg College, and a distinguished alumnus award from Washington College of Law.
Zack speaks nationally on a broad array of topics including organizational culture development, high-impact innovation, post-disaster recovery and leadership. His work has been featured in Newsweek, US News and World Report, The Wall Street Journal and Washington Post.
Before founding SBP, Zack was an E. Barrett Prettyman Teaching Fellow at the Georgetown University Law Center and he ran an indigent criminal defense practice in Washington, DC. One of Zack's most meaningful victories was freeing a man who served 23 years for a murder that he did not commit.
Zack and his wife Liz, live in New Orleans with their son, Jack, and two cats.