Burk has spent over a decade working in public policy, campaigns and government and he specializes in strategic and political communication. Prior to joining CEI in June 2018, Burk worked for non-profit and corporate clients at CRC Public Relations in Alexandria, VA, as press secretary for a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, and as a political appointee for both the Department of the Treasury and the Department of Homeland Security.

Originally from Los Angeles, Burk received his Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Southern California.