Marc Burgat has over 25 years in politics, policy, government relations, and public relations. Marc most recently managed the Sacramento office of the world’s largest law firm, Dentons, where he was a Principal in the firm’s Public Policy and Regulation practice. Dentons selected Marc after he served as the vice president of government relations for the California Chamber of Commerce, leading one of Sacramento’s most successful public policy teams and serving as the chief advocate and spokesperson for the 16,000-member association.
Marc also served as the director of governmental affairs for the California Cable and Telecommunications Association successfully guiding the industry before the legislature and the State PUC during the historic cable deregulation process. Prior to this position Marc was a member of Los Angeles Mayor James Hahn’s staff acting as the chief legislative advocate for the City of Los Angeles representing the City before the Legislature and with the California League of Cities.
Marc founded and helmed MB Advocacy and Strategic Communications & Advocacy, firms specializing in public and legislative advocacy, coalition development, and issues management. Early in his career, Marc was the director of public affairs for the American Heart Association for the western United Sates and served as a chief of staff and senior policy consultant in the California State Assembly.
Marc served on the Board of Directors for the California Travel Association, School Board president for Delta Charter School, Board president for the West Sacramento youth swim team, and was a a Gubernatorial appointee to the State Heart Disease and Stroke Task Force. Marc was honored as the Sacramento area Father of the Year in 2006 by the National Father of the year Council.
Marc currently lives in Davis CA with his wife and their four children.