Steven Fier has more than 30 years of government relations and legislative affairs experience in Washington, D.C. At Tonio Burgos and Associates, he develops and implements advocacy strategies for advancing corporate clients’ interests at the federal level and provides representation on an array of legislative issues, utilizing effective public policy and message development, political strategy and coalition building.
Prior to joining Tonio Burgos & Associates, Steve held senior government relations positions in Washington with the Consumer Data Industry Association, the Equipment Leasing & Finance Association and the National Association of Realtors. He also served in the Washington office of a major California headquartered financial services institution and served as a Legislative Aide to the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. Steve’s deep-seated experience in the legislative arena includes representing clients in a variety of issue areas including: appropriations, bankruptcy, education, energy, financial services, healthcare, product liability, tax, transportation, and infrastructure. Throughout his career, Steve has successfully organized, facilitated, and managed various coalitions, PACs, state government affairs, grassroots and “legislative fly-in” programs. He has also served as an industry spokesman with the media.
At the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), where Steve served as Director of Federal Government Relations, his efforts were primarily focused on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and reauthorization of the nation’s surface transportation act. He participated in the development of the Society’s Principles for Infrastructure Stimulus Investment and lobbied in support of more than $70 billion for infrastructure investment secured in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Steve also researched and drafted the Roads and Bridges Fact Sheets for ASCE’s 2009 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure.
Steve holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from SUNY New Paltz and a Juris Doctor degree from California Western School of Law. He is a member of the Washington, DC and California Bar Associations.