Jesse Appleton


Leading strategy across federal funding, technology and trade policy

Jesse Appleton manages Banner’s St. Louis, Missouri office. Prior to cofounding Banner Public Affairs in 2013, Mr. Appleton served as a Senior Advisor at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. In that capacity he provided counsel on key policy matters including: international investment policy, public-private infrastructure financing, and energy markets regulation. In recognition of his work in advancing critical policy initiatives, he received the Department of the Treasury’s Exceptional Service Award from Secretary Hank Paulson.

Before joining the Treasury Department, Jesse served as a top policy advisor in the U.S. Senate, where he worked for a senior member of the Senate Armed Services and Energy Committees. In that role, he specialized in federal appropriations, tax policy, international trade, telecommunications, and technology issues. Previously, Jesse served as Policy Director for a U.S. Senate campaign.

A fifth generation Missourian, Jesse was born and raised in University City, Missouri. He is a graduate of Stanford University with degrees in history and political science. While attending Stanford, Jesse conducted research on U.S. foreign policy in the 20th century. He is a former Chairman of the Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day Alumni Board of Visitors. Jesse and his family currently reside in University City, Missouri.