Mae Stevens, water policy expert, joins Banner Public Affairs to help lead expansion of bipartisan infrastructure division

Stevens brings extensive public affairs and water infrastructure experience to the DC office

WASHINGTON, May 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Banner Public Affairs today announced that water policy expert and former key member of Congress Mae Stevens joins the company as senior vice president, responsible for helping lead Banner’s growing bipartisan infrastructure division.

“The landmark federal bipartisan infrastructure law passed recently represents an opportunity for the entire water industry – utilities, engineering companies, trade associations, nonprofits and labor unions – to rise to the challenge and to transform our country’s water infrastructure,” Stevens said of the opportunity. ahead. “It really is the water industry’s moment.”

After a long history of water legislation on Capitol Hill, Stevens founded and chaired the first and only full-service public affairs firm dedicated to the water sector. In this role, she was named one of Washington, D.C. Top Lobbyists and one of Water and Waste Digest’s Top 10 Water Industry Leaders Under 40 in 2021.

“Mae was integral in supporting my former colleague Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin in his role as the first Democrat on the Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, helping Senator Cardin be named the winner of the 2020 U.S. Water Award,” said the former senator and banner partner James Talent, who noted that Stevens’ colleague Ted Mondlock will also join her in the firm.

“Banner has worked hard to build a team of technology and infrastructure experts and to create a working culture that enables these experts to make great contributions to improving society on behalf of our customers,” said declared Talent.

As Cardin’s environmental policy adviser, Stevens was the lead staffer on both Congress’s response to the recent Flint water crisis and the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act grants. ). She also supported the development and passage of the Fasting America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act and the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 and 2018, all of which received record bipartisan support.

Stevens, who holds a master’s degree in Colombia University and a bachelor’s degree george washington universityalso spent three years in the House of Representatives working for Rep. Russ CarnahanD-Mo.be p. Matt CartwrightD-Pennsylvania. A sought-after speaker, she has presented at the Democratic National Convention and most national water conferences, and many national media outlets have featured her contributions as well.

“I can think of no better company to help the water sector capitalize on this extraordinary opportunity than Banner Public Affairs, with its strong team of infrastructure experts helping to ensure that every American has access to clean water. , safe, reliable, affordable and resilient,” said Stevens.

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