Success Through Advocacy, Leadership, Business Development

Zimmerman and Associates


Zimmerman and Associates

194 Washington Avenue, Suite 610

Albany, NY  12210

(518) 426-0214

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Success Through Advocacy, Leadership, Business Development

Rick Zimmerman has 30 years of experience in leadership, public policy and administration. Zimmerman and Associates provides the platform to offer this expertise to a wide range of clients.


As Director of Governmental Relations for New York Farm Bureau for over 13 years, Rick lead the organization to an impressive record of successful legislative achievements including farm property tax reform, workers compensation reform, and protecting farmers from oppressive anti-agricultural proposals.

While serving as Deputy Commissioner for Economic Development at the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets for more than seven years, Rick successfully developed and implemented programs and services that enhanced the growth and development of New York’s agriculture industry. Programs such as Grow New York, Pride of New York, Agriculture Environmental Management, and Food and Agriculture Industry Development Grants were developed and expanded under his leadership.

Zimmerman and Associates maintains strategic partnerships with many professionals providing expertise in the following fields: lobbying, communications, association management, business planning, and business development.