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Stephanie Bàez

Vice President, Communications & Public Affairs

Inspired by C.J. Cregg, the fictional White House press secretary on the popular TV show The West Wing, and coupled with a passion for politics and people, Stephanie Bàez knew she had to pursue a career in communications and public affairs.

A daughter of Queens, Stephanie has been a public servant for over a decade and encompasses experience in strategic communications, crisis communications, media relations, coalition building, messaging development, and event planning and execution.

After graduating from Stony Brook University, Stephanie worked for several Members of Congress, including Representatives Charles Rangel, Hakeem Jeffries, John Conyers, Jr., and the House Judiciary Committee. Stephanie worked on pressing national issues such as criminal justice reform, women’s reproductive rights, and voting rights before returning to her hometown to help lead public affairs at the New York City Economic Development Corporation.

At NYCEDC, Stephanie led crisis communications/rapid response and enjoyed working on major real estate and infrastructure projects that have shaped New York City, in addition to high-profile initiatives such as NYC Ferry and Amazon HQ2.

Stephanie is part of City and State’s 2016 40 Under 40 class and Stony Brook University’s 2019 40 Under 40 class.

When she’s not in the office, you can catch Stephanie cycling in and around the City or whipping up a Food Network-inspired meal.