Gideon Hertz is a senior associate for Burness’ domestic practice. Since joining Burness in 2012, he has worked in issue areas including education, environmental science, health policy, public health, neuroscience, biomedical research and global health. Gideon works across the company to conduct communications audits; develop strategic communications plans and messages; write press releases and secure media coverage in local, national and international media outlets; and plan and execute public events.

Gideon also works on Burness’ training programs, planning, developing and leading over 150 communications workshops to date for diverse organizations like the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, The National Institutes of Health, National Quality Forum, American Heart Association, PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative, Duke University, and The Society for Neuroscience. These sessions focus on message development, media relations, crafting and delivering presentations, storytelling, persuasive writing and crisis communications, among other topics.

Prior to joining Burness full time, Gideon interned with the company in the summer of 2011, assisting with media and policy trainings, developing media lists and researching various health and science issues. He also worked as a research and policy intern for Senator Michael Bennet’s 2010 re-election campaign.

Gideon is one of several Fighting Blue Hens at Burness, graduating from the University of Delaware in 2012 as a double major in philosophy and political science. A native of Denver, Colorado, Gideon enjoys being outdoors as well as playing and watching sports, particularly soccer.