Corinne Pickus joined Burness in 2021 as a senior associate. She brings experience working on Capitol Hill, in nonprofit advocacy and on political campaigns to her work supporting clients’ strategic policy and communications objectives.

Prior to joining Burness, Corinne worked at Girl Scouts of the USA in their public policy and advocacy office, most recently as state advocacy manager. In that role, she advised and supported 111 Girl Scout councils across the country as they worked to cultivate relationships with policymakers and build their advocacy capacity at the state and federal levels. During her career, she also served as a legislative staffer on Capitol Hill for U.S. Senator Tim Johnson of South Dakota.

Corinne holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Colorado Boulder and a Master of Public Policy from George Mason University. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and their beloved rescue dog. In her free time, Corinne enjoys spending time outdoors, travelling and exploring the local restaurant scene.