His name is Engel D. Burns; Ebony Magazine profiled the Washington lobbyist in its September 2011 issue, titling the question-and-answer interview “King of the Hill” under a subtle, two-word description: “Cool Job.”
Burns’ role representing the legislative interests of Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., in Washington, D.C., is the position that Ebony’s Kevin Chappell explored. Answering Chappell’s five succinct questions, Burns generously shared how his life’s various paths seemed to have converged, leading to his current position. Beginning with his double major degrees in Biology and Ancient History at the University of Maryland, closely followed by managing his father’s successful campaign for Maryland state delegate, and then by his years in health care and marketing, life seemed to direct Burns to his work on Capitol Hill. According to the article, Burns is fulfilled by playing a positive role in the challenging and far-reaching playing field, and he takes pride in his accomplishments.