Mae Stevens, an environmental and water infrastructure policy expert who advocates for point-of-use and point-of-entry applications, headlines our Keynote Session. She is a Senior Vice President at Banner Public Affairs, where she provides strategic environmental and infrastructure policy expertise to a diverse range of corporate, municipal, and non-profit clients. She is also the Chair of Banner’s water infrastructure practice, the only full-service public affairs practice in DC dedicated to the water sector.
Previously, Stevens served as Environmental Policy Advisor to Sen. Ben Cardin, D-MD. She staffed the Senator during the crafting and passage of 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.