Stephanie Reich provides clients with advocacy consulting, strategic planning and State and Local Groups engagement support and manages Stateside’s Local Government Monitoring practice. With over 14 years of corporate government relations and public service experience Stephanie brings Stateside clients unique expertise and an extraordinary network. Throughout her professional career, she has focused on finding strategic ways to better the communities in which she lives and works.
Prior to joining Stateside she served in the Executive Office of the Mayor of the District of Columbia as Chief Operating Officer/Chief of Staff at the Department of Employment Services and as the Deputy Chief of Staff at Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs. In this and other agency management positions, she provided leadership on key management functions, including legislative affairs, intergovernmental relations, community outreach, public information, performance management, procurement, labor relations and human resources. Stephanie’s wealth of knowledge regarding laws, regulations, budgetary considerations and constituent needs is also informed by her service as Chief of Staff to Linda W. Cropp, Chairwoman of the D.C. Council. As the Chairwoman’s executive liaison, Stephanie was noted for her keen ability to meticulously guide negotiations between the Executive Branch and D.C. Council regarding its annual budget. Stephanie also worked as a Manager, State Government Relations for the Symantec Corporation. In this capacity, she led a team whose primary focus was to engage stakeholders and promote changes in public policy that supported corporate responsibility with local and state partners. Stephanie holds an undergraduate degree in political science from the State University of New York at Albany. She also has a Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School and a Master of Public Policy from American University.