Michelle Knox Zaloom serves as San Diego Regional Policy & Innovation Center’s (PIC) controller. She is a two-time Olympic rower with more than 30 years of experience in government and nonprofit accounting. With extensive accolades and experience as both an athlete and accountant, Michelle brings an unmatched work ethic and dedication to the PIC team.
Michelle has held fiscal examiner roles with federal agencies throughout her career. She served as an evaluator for the U.S. General Accountability Office where she reviewed federal programs at the Departments of Energy, Transportation, Agriculture, and Environmental Protection Agency and reported findings and recommendations to U.S. Congress, and as an investigator with the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations responsible for examining federal spending and reporting findings to the Committee Chairman.
In 2020, Michelle co-founded Zaloom Technologies, the world’s first intelligent wearable technology tool that helps users optimize performance in real-time. Michelle also served as president of the National Recreation Education Foundation and executive director of the Sea Tow Boating Safety Foundation prior to joining PIC. Michelle’s history of leadership and innovation aligns with PIC’s goal to create new and effective forms of legislation that address San Diego’s biggest challenges.
A certified public accountant, Michelle holds master’s degrees from George Washington University and DeVry University and is currently working toward a doctorate degree from Alliant International University.