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Greg Burns


Greg Burns joined Thorn Run Partners in March of 2018 and provides expert advice and strategic counsel to local and regional governments on a wide variety of issues.  Greg represents clients ranging from large, urban regions to small, rural communities from across the United States.

Prior to joining Thorn Run Partners, Greg spent a decade as a Vice President at Van Scoyoc Associates, representing government entities from states as diverse as California, Florida, Oregon, and Texas. Greg takes a personal approach to client service, tailoring his efforts to each client’s unique needs.  He believes is it vital to forge a relationship with clients and spend time getting to know the communities he represents to most effectively advocate their priorities.  This dedication to client service has led clients to refer to him as their “secret weapon in D.C.”  Greg has several clients whom he has represented for his more than 15-year lobbying career, emphasizing his dedication to client service.

Greg successfully helps secure federal funding for projects, navigate complicated policy issues and address regulatory or legislative challenges with Congress and federal agencies on behalf of his clients.  He believes that proactive and consistent engagement is essential for driving success.

Before joining Van Scoyoc Associates, Mr. Burns was a lobbyist with another Washington firm for nearly 6 years, helping that firm grow substantially. Mr. Burns also served on the legislative staff of former Rep. Darlene Hooley of Oregon, where he was responsible for a broad array of issues, and at the U.S. Public Interest Research Group in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Burns graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts in Government and English.  He lives in Washington, D.C.