The Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce today announced the appointment of Adam Burg as vice president of government affairs. He will begin Dec. 28.
Burg, who most recently served as legislative and government affairs senior advisor for Adams County, brings a breadth of expertise in the federal, state and local policy arenas. Adams County is the fifth largest county in Colorado, serving more than 500,000 residents.
Before joining Adams County in 2017, Burg spent two years working for Joint Budget Committee Chair Sen. Dominick Moreno, D-Commerce City, when Sen. Moreno was the assistant majority leader in the House. Burg also co-founded a political consulting firm, L&B Strategies, LLC, in 2015 with a focus on political consulting, government relations and business strategy. He has worked on a number of policy issues such as oil and gas and natural resources, housing, education, technology, growth and sustainability, renewable energy, aerospace, infrastructure, transportation and local government and state relations.
“Adam’s experience in how policy can impact local communities and their economic futures, as well as his background working directly for members of Colorado’s General Assembly, will enable him to hit the ground running as we enter the 2022 legislative session,” said J. J. Ament, Denver Metro Chamber president and CEO. “Even as we ultimately emerge from the pandemic, public policy decisions at the Capitol represent the greatest risk to a robust economic recovery that benefits each resident of the Metro Denver region. The Chamber’s government affairs team that Adam will lead articulates to policymakers at all levels of government the tremendous value and innovation that our member companies bring to our local communities and the state.”
As vice president of government relations, Burg will oversee the Chamber’s policy team, including the Colorado Competitive Council, policy committees and councils, contract lobbyists and the legislative policy committee of the Chamber’s Board of Directors. He will also collaborate with advocacy organizations, policymakers and government officials to implement strategies and tactics to accomplish policy goals.
“I am excited to join the Chamber team to advocate on behalf of our region’s business community for sound policy that will enable our state to continue to recover from the pandemic and grow our economy,” Burg said. “The Chamber has a long history of working for businesses of all sizes and industries, and I look forward to joining that tradition.”
Join Burg and Chamber members at the Ninth Annual Business Legislative Preview Breakfast, presented by Fidelity Investments, on Jan. 10 at the Denver Art Museum. Colorado General Assembly leadership will discuss their plans, priorities and predictions for the year, with a focus on policies that impact the business community. Contact Jennifer Kostka Beck to register.