Michael Steel, partner at Hamilton Place Strategies, will join the Business Roundtable next month as senior VP-communications. He will oversee message development, media relations, digital engagement and marketing.
Steel will report to Kristin Silverberg, who will become BR’s president & COO on Jan. 3. The executive VP-policy will succeed Marcus Peacock, who is retiring.
Prior to joining HPS in 2016, Steel was senior policy and communications advisor for Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign, press secretary for House Speaker John Boehner and press secretary for vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan.
Before working on Capitol Hill, Steel was a correspondent for the National Journal.
Joshua Bolton, BR CEO, called Steel a highly respected communicator who will “bring deep expertise and strategic insight to the Roundtable’s mission of promoting a thriving U.S. economy and expanded opportunity for all Americans.”