Mae Stevens has a combined eleven years of experience in the water infrastructure space – three and a half as a lobbyist and seven and a half years before that on Capitol Hill.
At Banner Public Affairs, she provides strategic environmental and infrastructure policy expertise to a diverse range of corporate, municipal, and non-profit clients.
Prior to becoming a contract lobbyist in 2019, Stevens most recently served as Environmental Policy Advisor to Sen. Ben Cardin, handling the Senator’s responsibilities as the top Democrat on the Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee on the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee, including staffing the Senator during the crafting and passage of the FAST Act and the 2016 and 2018 Water Resources Development Act bills. During her seven-year tenure on Capitol Hill, Stevens was responsible for the Senate Democrats’ response to the Flint water crisis and focused most of her time on the intersection of water, equity, and affordability, and generally how to make cities and towns even better for the people who live and work there.
She also spent nine years working with various non-profit environmental organizations and think tanks. She has presented at the Democratic National Convention and her work has appeared in the Washington Post and Politico, and she was a featured guest on Fox Business News.