Stephen Horton

Senior Vice President and Director, MWC Advocacy

Richmond, VA

+1 804 775 1928


Steve is senior vice president of McGuireWoods Consulting and leads MWCAdvocacy, the communications, grassroots & digital team of 18 professionals across the country serving our clients.

Since joining the firm in 2000, his team has assisted hundreds of clients on a variety of issues across the country, mobilizing thousands of individuals to take action for our clients. Steve has personally advised and guided numerous energy, healthcare, and manufacturing clients during the past 17 years.

Prior to his time at McGuireWoods, Steve was Deputy Chief of Staff for Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore, and also ran grassroots operations for four statewide political campaigns.


Board of Directors, Virginia Public Access Project, 2002-2006

Member, Virginia Baseball Stadium Authority, 2000-2004


Coalition Development

Crisis Communications

Digital media

Executive and Legislative Affairs

Local Government Relations

Media Relations

Referenda Campaigns

Stakeholder Engagement

Strategic Communications and Grassroots

Strategic Positioning

Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility

Stephen Horton