Steve Burns
Steve Burns

Summit Strategy Group, the Sacramento-based public policy, corporate reputation and ESG shop, has hired Steve Burns as managing director.

Burns did a nearly 12-year stint at Chevron handling policy, PA and government affairs issues.

He joined Chevron’s Washington office in 2002 as its first corporate social responsibility manager following the energy giant’s merger with Texaco.

Burns had been director of federal affairs at Enron.

He went on to Burson-Marsteller in 2014 as managing director for PA and crisis for the western region.

At B-M, Burns worked with Summit founder Michael Law, who was B-M’s US CEO.

Most recently, Burns was chief public policy officer for the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians in Sacramento.