February 4, 2021

Originally posted on Politico here.


FIRST IN PLAYBOOK — BURTON’S NEW HIRES: Bryson Gillette, a strategic communications, political, and public affairs firm founded by Democratic strategist Bill Burton, Thursday announced key additions to the team:

— On the political leadership team: Rebecca Pearcey, most recently of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign, and Michael Trujillo, a veteran Latino Democratic strategist who helped elect L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

— Burton has also recruited key public affairs strategists who have worked at the intersection of public policy, advocacy and communications. They include Sarah Angel, who has helped elect and advise Democratic school board members and legislators, and Emily Schwartz, who most recently led Uber’s global data sharing policy.