K. Stratton Kirton
Managing Director, Hamilton Place Strategies
Account Supervisor, Hill+Knowlton Strategies
Legislative Correspondent, Office of Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL)
Legislative Assistant, Office of Congressman Mike McIntyre (D-NC)
K. Stratton Kirton is a partner at Penta, responsible for advising clients on strategy development and public policy. Statton has a particular focus on agriculture, energy, environment, and trade. He works across sectors, supporting global corporations, leading philanthropies, and international development institutions.
Prior to joining Hamilton Place Strategies, Stratton served as a member of the public affairs and energy practices at Hill+Knowlton Strategies in Washington and PBN Hill+Knowlton Strategies in Moscow, Russia. Headvised leading technology companies, multinational energy companies, and large U.S. trade associations on reputational and regulatory issues.
Stratton also worked on Capitol Hill for Representative Mike McIntyre and Senator Bill Nelson on their legislative policy teams. His time on the Hill included working closely with the House Committee on Agriculture and the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee.
Stratton is a rare Florida native with degrees from Stetson University in political science and Russian studies and a master’s in energy security from Georgetown University. He lives in the Washington, D.C., area with his wife and two sons.