Principal, President of Public Affairs
Don is an Austin, Texas-based governmental affairs consultant offering legislative and regulatory strategies for clients.
A government affairs executive with record of successfully creating and implementing government affairs programs that increase market share, revenue, and profitable growth. Offering clients more than twenty years successfully driving strategy and building and managing teams necessary for integration of government and public affairs tactics across multiple states at the executive, legislative and regulatory levels. Stevens works effectively with executive leadership, global business leaders, sales, innovation, and product teams. Skilled in integrating business plans into government environments to achieve success in regulatory and legislative efforts.
Lobbyist and public affairs expert, Don is a skilled strategist, combining tenacity and patience with persuasion. Known for his ability to build coalitions and engage old friends and new in any effort, Stevens brings an attention to detail and his expertise to every issue he engages, drawing on his time in both the private and public sector. Prior to starting his consulting firm Don was an executive with Novartis Pharmaceuticals for 18 years and served the State of Texas for 14 years in the Texas Senate and the Texas State Comptroller as Chief of Staff.
Don is a graduate of St. Edwards University. He and his wife, Jennifer, live in Westlake and have three children. They are both active in their community particularly with Foster Angels of Central Texas, the Texas Wine and Food Foundation, and the Susan G. Komen Austin Affiliate. Native Texans, Don and Jennifer have spent their entire careers working in Texas politics.