Ebs Burnough - President
With over a decade of public policy and private sector experience, Ebs Burnough serves as Founder and President of Ebs Burnough Solutions International (EBSI). Burnough founded the firm with an eye towards providing clients with an interdisciplinary approach to marketing, communications and event production. In this capacity Burnough has worked with clients across a range of sectors including media and entertainment, technology, non-profits, fashion, government and multi-national corporations.
Prior to founding EBSI, Burnough served as Director of Communications for AERIN, a global lifestyle brand founded by cosmetics entrepreneur Aerin Lauder. There he shaped the companies image and that of its founder from inception. During his tenure there, he launched the multi-national brand creating and overseeing all public relations, corporate social responsibility and brand strategy.
Prior to joining AERIN, Burnough served as Deputy White House Social Secretary where he developed and executed hundreds of events on behalf of President and Mrs. Obama. Whether planning the G-20 Global Summit, numerous White House State Dinners, or producing “Broadway at the White House” televised on PBS, Burnough was at the center of producing and marketing high energy, high profile events on the global stage. Before joining the Obama Administration in the White House, Burnough served as a Senior Advisor to Mrs. Obama on the 2008 Presidential Campaign.
Burnough has long been involved in politics prior to his tenure with the Obama Administration. He has worked in a variety of senior level positions in legislative and electoral campaigns on behalf of elected officials and organized labor; including New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, The Service Employees International Union, and Congressman Jerry Nadler. Additionally, Burnough has managed external relations for a wide range of individuals and institutions.
Burnough earned his Bachelor's degree in Communication Studies and Theatre from Northwestern University.
Burnough serves on the board of The Actors Fund, a nationwide human services organization that helps all professionals in performing arts and entertainment and Steppenwolf Theatre Company.