Steven Danon

Vice President, Head of U.S. Government Relations and Community Affairs
Restaurant Brands International

Steve leads Restaurant Brands International’s (RBI) U.S. Government and Community Affairs efforts where he is responsible for the development and execution of a government relations strategy for the company in the United States. This includes identifying priority public policy initiatives at the federal and state levels that impacts RBI’s business and works closely with key industry associations to deliver on goals and objectives. Additionally, Steve leads RBI’s engagement with local communities working with community-based organizations, business improvement bodies and other industry associations in Florida and the city of Miami where RBI’s iconic brands; Burger King, Popeyes, Tim Hortons, and Firehouse Subs U.S. headquarters offices are based.

For more than two decades, Danon has worked in communications and public affairs, providing insight on government relations, media and communications strategy. He has experience in international, national and local media relations, public affairs, political campaigns, crisis communications, and grassroots-coalition development.

Danon has provided strategic counsel to large corporate clients, government agencies, non-profits, trade associations, initiative campaigns and political candidates. He also has provided key insight on a variety of policy issues, including financial services, life sciences, health care, energy, telecommunications, housing, land-use, local government, transportation and environmental issues.

Danon got his professional start working at Burger King and put himself through college working at BJ’s Chicago Pizzeria (when it had only three locations) and Red Lobster. Danon is from Southern California and graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and a minor in communications.

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