Steve Burns

Managing Director, Public Affairs

Steve Burns is a veteran public affairs and political leader, with nearly 30 years’ experience in the government, non-profit and private sectors. He began his career on Capitol Hill as staff to a Committee Chairman, before launching into ten years of trade and development work at the Asia Foundation and the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council. After focusing on energy development in the Asia Pacific, he joined Enron Corporation and later Chevron Corporation, spending over 14 years in senior policy and public affairs positions. After leaving the energy sector Steve brought his experience to serve as a public affairs and crisis expert at Burson-Marsteller and Mercury Public Affairs. He is an expert in California political issues, being named three years in succession as one of the “Top 100 Power Brokers” in California politics. Steve lives in Sacramento, California.

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