Don Maddy


Don Maddy is Executive Director, State Government Affairs for BNSF Railway Company, a leading freight transportation company with 42,000 employees in 28 states.

Maddy’s public policy career combines government service at both the state and federal levels with private sector advocacy and business management experience.  He holds an MBA from Golden Gate University and a B.A. from California State University, Fresno.

Maddy has represented the views of numerous private sector interests and government agencies, before Congress, state legislatures, and state and federal regulators, including 3M, Amazon, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Raytheon, and the California Hospital Association.

Maddy first served in an advocacy position following his appointment by President George H.W. Bush as deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, under the leadership of Secretary Jack Kemp.  He has served other elected officials in senior management positions and on executive boards, including a term as chief deputy treasurer of the State of California during the tenure of State Treasurer Matt Fong.