Patrice L. StanleyVice President
Patrice L. Stanley, a seasoned political and policy professional, has extensive experience in direct lobbying, coalition building, strategic planning, grassroots and campaign management, and message development. From lobbying of Congress and the Administration to grassroots outreach and message development, Patrice works with clients to develop, implement and monitor key components of public policy.
At Wexler | Walker, Patrice handles a diverse portfolio of issues, including, telecommunications and spectrum policy, commercial aerospace, cyber security, critical infrastructure security, energy efficiency, defense, and education.
Having served in the Executive Branch and at the state level, Patrice maintains a national, bipartisan network of current and former elected officials, activists, political consultants, think tank and non-profit leaders, and industry professionals.
As a member of the Clinton Administration, Patrice served as a political appointee within the Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs within the Executive Office of the President. While in the White House, Patrice also served as a member of President Clinton’s National Presidential Advance team. Following her time in the Clinton White House, Patrice simultaneously managed the procurement and minority business enterprise programs for the Maryland Environmental Service, an independent environmental agency of the State of Maryland.
A former candidate for Maryland’s House of Delegates, Patrice remains active in state and local politics.
In addition to her work at Wexler | Walker, Patrice has served as a political consultant for over 12 years – advising, and often managing, campaigns and regional grassroots efforts for state and federal candidates and non-profits.
In 2011, Patrice 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.
Patrice currently sits on the board of the Women’s Congressional Golf Association and the Ruck.us Candidate Advisory Board and serves as a member of Women in Government Relations, the Washington Government Relations Group, and Emerge America / Emerge Maryland. Patrice is a former board member and advocacy committee chairperson for Habitat for Humanity Maryland, an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International.
Originally from Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Patrice 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.