Maez has an extensive background in public policy, strategic communications and civic engagement. Stephanie gained experience working in Governor Bill Richardson’s Department of Political and Legislative Affairs where she analyzed legislation, media and film related proposals, capital outlay requests, and constituents’ public policy concerns. As a communications professional for New Mexico’s primary electric utility, Stephanie worked on internal and external communications. Stephanie also served as the Director of Government Relations for the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce where she worked to develop and advocate for approved policy positions. In addition, she was responsible for developing and nurturing relationships at the local, state, and federal level to further dialogue surrounding public policy issues.
Recently, Stephanie was the Outreach Director for New Mexico Voices for Children, where she managed the local revenue coalition, formerly Better Choices New Mexico. Stephanie is now the Chief Executive Officer at the Center for Civic Policy where she drives the Center’s strategic vision, manages operations and maintains relationships with local and national allies.
Stephanie resides in Albuquerque with her two wonderful children and sweet husky. She is also working toward a Master’s Degree in Public Administration at the University of New Mexico.