PATRICE L. STANLEY
Patrice L. Stanley, a seasoned political and policy professional, brings experience in government relations, intergovernmental affairs, public relations, civil rights, procurement and contract management, and minority business programs to the team.
At Wexler & Walker, Ms. Stanley’s range of issues include: telecommunications, energy, healthcare and health information technology, defense, corporate social responsibility, coalition management, education, and financial literacy. From direct lobbying of Congress and the Administration to grassroots outreach and message development, Ms. Stanley works with clients to develop, implement and monitor key components of public policy.
Prior to joining Wexler & Walker, Ms. Stanley served in the Federal Highway Administration at the U.S. Department of Transportation, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs within the Executive Office of the President during the Clinton Administration. Ms. Stanley also served as a member of President Clinton’s National Presidential Advance Team.
Following her political appointment with the Clinton Administration, Ms. Stanley served as manager for Procurement and Director of Minority Business Enterprise programs for an independent environmental agency of the State of Maryland which protects the state’s air, land and water resources. Serving simultaneously in both roles, Ms. Stanley successfully navigated the state’s laws and regulations to match small, minority, and women-owned businesses with prime contractors while remaining on budget and securing the lowest price for various construction projects and engineering services around the state.
Ms. Stanley received her degree in Political Science - with a minor in Business Management -- from Washington College in Chestertown, MD. While attending Washington College, her article, “The Realities of Moving Welfare Recipients to Workfare: Perspectives on Education and Training for AFDC Recipients” was published in The Journal of Intergroup Relations.
She currently serves as a board member and advocacy committee chairperson for Habitat for Humanity Maryland, an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. She also co-founded the 20Thirty Alliance, a bipartisan organization which – through advocacy, education and direct lobbying – promotes the economic and fiscal interests of our youngest citizens and empowers younger Americans to engage in the federal legislative process.
Ms. Stanley is a former candidate for Maryland State Delegate and a former member of the Dorchester County Democratic Central Committee. Ms. Stanley has worked for members of the Maryland General Assembly covering a wide range of issues during the State’s legislative sessions. Ms. Stanley has also managed several political campaigns and grassroots efforts for candidates and non-profits in her home state and remains active in state and local politics.