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Steve Norton joined ITIF in 2010 as communications director, bringing over 20 years experience in economic policy and communications.

Norton came to ITIF from Stewart and Stewart, an international trade and government relations firm, where he was senior communications advisor. Prior to that, he served as speechwriter and assistant press secretary for U.S. Trade Representatives Susan Schwab and Rob Portman. His service at USTR came after a 10-year career as a journalist at Congressional Quarterly, National Journal’s CongressDaily and other publications where he covered taxes, trade, and other economic policy issues.

Earlier in his career, Norton was a legislative assistant for U.S. Reps. Terry L. Bruce (D-IL) and Barbara B. Kennelly, (D-CT), and worked as a paid campaign aide. He earned a BA in political science from Trinity College in Hartford, CT and a master’s degree from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. He lives on Capitol Hill with his wife and two children.

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