March 19, 2024Press Release

Michael Best Strategies Adds Former Senate Deputy Chief of Staff to Roster

Michael Best Strategies (Michael Best) announced today that Alyssa K. Burleson has joined as Chief of Staff to the Federal Government Relations Group. She will be located in the Washington, D.C. office.

As Michael Best expands, Burleson fills the new role as a trusted advisor to the head of the Federal Government Relations Group. She’ll providing strategic guidance and thoughtful partnership on major initiatives and projects. Her responsibilities will include cultivating a high-performance working environment, optimizing structure and processes, and developing and empowering team members.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Alyssa to the firm’s D.C. office,” said Tami Buckner, Partner and Head of the Federal Government Relations Group. “She brings a wealth of experience to add to our mission of driving impactful outcomes for our clients. Her collaborative leadership and strategic management will undoubtedly elevate our team’s effectiveness in navigating opportunities and operations.”

With a track record of success in navigating the complexities of Capitol Hill, Burleson brings a unique blend of strategic insight, operational proficiency, and political acumen to the role. As Chief of Staff, she will be instrumental to driving business growth, fostering a culture of excellence, and advancing the goals of the Federal Government Relations Group.

“Alyssa is smart, savvy, and understands the policy that drives the politics—and just as important, she understands the politics driving those very policies,” said Senator Cory Gardner, member of the Michael Best Board of Advisors and former U.S. Senator for Colorado. “Hardworking and committed to success, she will make an excellent addition to Michael Best.”

Before joining Michael Best, Burleson served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Senator Pete Ricketts (R-Nebraska), overseeing key operational aspects of the Senate office such as managing multiple office locations in Washington, D.C. and Nebraska, handling personnel functions and acting as a liaison between the Senator's office and various Senate entities. Burleson has also served in key roles for several other senators, including as Administrative Director for Senators Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyoming), Mike Lee (R-Utah), and Cory Gardner (R-Colorado).

Burleson earned her MPA from George Washington University, and she graduated with a B.A. in Government & Public Administration from Evangel University.

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