Bio Summary
  • Focuses on C-Suite level counsel
  • Builds campaigns to accomplish legislative or regulatory goals
  • Worked on Capitol Hill for eleven years, and was Communications Director on two Senate campaigns
Favorite Quote

“Once in a while you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right.”

– The Grateful Dead’s “Scarlet Begonias”

A symmetrical view of a metro station tunnel with a concrete waffle ceiling. The tunnel is largely empty, and an illuminated digital sign displays information in the middle. The perspective is from the top of an escalator descending into the station.

Steven Schlein

Of Counsel

Steven has more than 30 years of experience in media relations and public affairs and has been with the company since 1999. He specializes in counseling companies and individuals under attack by the media, public interest groups, or competitors. He primarily works with companies and business associations in the financial services, energy, and chemical sectors.

Schlein began his professional career as a campaign consultant conducting opposition research for several campaigns for Congress. In 1983, he began an 11-year career on Capitol Hill, including seven years as press secretary to a U.S. senator. He was the communications director on two winning Senate campaigns and coordinated media activities for candidate surrogates at two national presidential conventions.

Prior to joining Dezenhall Resources, Schlein worked for a Washington, D.C., public relations firm, heading its media outreach services practice and coordinating several public awareness campaigns. He managed media for major events such as the annual Cambridge Energy Research Association conference and the FARM AID concerts. He also coordinated messaging development and surrogate recruitment for two government healthcare programs.

Schlein graduated from the University of Maryland and lives in Washington, D.C. He enjoys off-roading trips through the West and is an accomplished skeet shooter.