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Steve Burns joins Summit Strategy Group LLC

Veteran Public Affairs and Energy Expert Steve Burns Joins Summit Strategy Group as a Managing Director

LOS ALTOS, Calif., (September 29, 2022)–– Summit Strategy Group, LLC, (Summit), a California-based national public affairs, corporate reputation and ESG consulting firm, today announced that Steve Burns has joined the firm as a Managing Director, based in Sacramento. “Steve has helped a wide range of organizations successfully navigate some of the most complex public policy and regulatory issues in California,” said Michael Law, Summit Founder and CEO. “His decades of experience across a variety of industries and issues will be invaluable both to the Summit client roster and our team.” Burns joins Summit with nearly 30 years’ experience in international relations, energy, government relations, state and federal public policy matters, regulatory compliance and stakeholder engagement. He began his career focused on international trade issues working for the Asia Foundation and the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council, and then moved into the energy sector leading policy groups, public affairs and government relations teams at Enron and Chevron. He later spent nearly six years with Burson-Marsteller, where he worked with Law, and three years with Mercury Public Affairs/Actum providing Fortune 500 clients with public affairs and crisis counsel. He also has experience as both a staffer and a lobbyist on Capitol Hill.

“Clients in California are facing a wide range of policy and regulatory issues that require communications solutions that can speak to a broad range of stakeholders,” said Burns. “I’m looking forward to bringing my expertise to the impressive client roster that Michael and his team have built at Summit." About Summit Strategy Group Summit Strategy Group is a national consulting firm specializing in corporate reputation, public affairs and ESG advisory services. The firm’s founding principle is that every client requires a custom-built team of the best talent: Agile thinkers prepared to navigate and succeed in today’s constantly evolving landscape. Our core expertise crosses major industry sectors, including environment and natural resources, land use, energy, healthcare, agriculture, higher education, and transportation and infrastructure. Our mission is to bring perspective, insight, and world-class talent to organizations on the issues that matter most to their business. For more information, visit or contact us at


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