John R. Pitts, Jr. , Co-Managing Principal
John R. Pitts, Jr.
Cell: (512) 413-1062
John R. Pitts, Jr. is a Principal at the Texas Star Alliance, where he focuses his work on the development and execution of successful government affairs strategy, and he advises companies and non-profits on strategy and business development.
John has over 20 years of experience working on policy, political and business issues in Texas, Washington DC, Mexico, Canada and across the US. John has a unique background combining policy and political experience with infrastructure and business development. After beginning his career working for Governor Rick Perry’s successful campaign for Lieutenant Governor, and then as Gov. Perry’s assistant on the floor of the Texas Senate, John worked on a number of political campaigns and policy initiatives in Texas and Washington. From 2010 - 2014, John developed power plants for a global solar manufacturing company, where he worked on site/project development, contract origination, and project financing. He joined Texas Star Alliance in 2014.
Since joining Texas Star Alliance, John led the lobby team that successfully created the first medical cannabis program in Texas, he has assisted in the creation and development of several trade associations and coalitions, and has co-founded several companies.
John’s practice includes:
Representing business and non-profit interests before the Texas Legislative and Executive branches, including state agencies
Business Development, including Government Procurement
Corporate and Non-Profit formation, strategy and execution
John is married with three young children and is a graduate from the University of Texas in Austin. He and his family are active parishioners at The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. He is a board member of the Colorado River Alliance.