Bill Burton

Bill is a renowned strategist who serves as a senior adviser to political leaders, corporations and nonprofits in California, Washington, D.C., and around the country. In California, Bill and his colleagues consult on public affairs projects of all different scales, from individuals to some of the most recognizable brands in the world.

Bill was one of the first hires on President Obama’s first presidential campaign where he was the national press secretary beginning in January 2007. He served in the Obama administration as deputy White House press secretary and special assistant to the president. In that capacity, he traveled extensively, both domestically and internationally, advising the president, briefing reporters both on Air Force One and at the podium in the White House briefing room. During President Obama’s reelection, he co-founded and served as senior strategist for the super PAC Priorities USA Action.

During the 2006 electoral cycle, in which Democrats won control of the House of Representatives, Bill worked as then-Congressman Rahm Emanuel’s communications director at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Before that, Bill served as a communications adviser to Rep. Dick Gephardt, Senators John Kerry and Tom Harkin and others.

In 2016, Bill was listed on the PR Week 40 Under 40 for professionals in public affairs, as well as the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) 40 Under 40 Class of 2016.