Sean Burns

AVP, Government Relations

Thurgood Marshall College Fund

Sean D. Burns, Esq. serves as the Assistant Vice President, Government Relations for the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF).  An experienced government relations liaison, attorney and former congressional and gubernatorial senior staff member, Sean brings a wealth of experience, skill set and a notable track record of delivering results. Immediately prior to joining TMCF, Sean served as a Committee Counsel to Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) with the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (OGR). Sean also served as the Deputy Director of Federal Relations for former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley (D-MD) in his Washington, D.C. office. Prior to entering law school, Sean served on the staffs of former U.S. Senators as well as a law clerk with the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. After graduating from law school, Sean had the privilege of serving as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Marcella A. Holland of the Baltimore City Circuit Court. While serving as an associate attorney at the Law Offices of Peter G. Angelos, Sean was named a “Rising Star” by Maryland Super Lawyers magazine.  A graduate of Frostburg State University in western Maryland, Sean earned his Juris Doctor from the Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law.