Chief Operating Officer
Education, Energy & Environment, Transportation
Stefan Bailey, Chief Operating Officer of Prime Policy Group, has two decades of experience in Washington working to shape the outcomes of consequential policy decisions. After nearly ten years of serving as a senior legislative aide in the Senate and House of Representatives, Stefan joined Prime Policy Group, where he serves as co-leader of the firm’s business development team, and specializes in aviation, infrastructure, and energy policy.
Stefan provides strategic counsel to a diverse array of corporate leaders, trade associations, non-profit executives, and lawmakers on a wide range of issues, and has earned a strong reputation for using bipartisan collaboration and creative thinking to deliver meaningful results for the firm’s clients.
Stefan began his career on Capitol Hill in the influential role of Mail Clerk in the office of U.S. Senator Evan Bayh of Indiana. Stefan quickly advanced in the ranks to become a Legislative Aide handling a host of policy issues for the Senator, including tax and budget matters. Stefan served as Legislative Director for Congressman Baron Hill of Indiana, where he became a principal point of contact with the Blue Dog Coalition – the House caucus of pro-business, fiscally-responsible Democrats. Stefan was briefly tasked with directing the Blue Dog’s communications efforts.
Stefan also held the position of Legislative Director for Congressman Nick J. Rahall of West Virginia, who was the Ranking Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee and, subsequently, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Stefan oversaw the Congressman’s legislative priorities and addressed issues ranging from surface transportation, aviation, water resources, and federal funding policy.
He serves as Board President of the Indiana Society of Washington, DC, and volunteers his time to raise funds for Food & Friends, a Washington-based nonprofit that provides meals, groceries, and nutrition counseling services to thousands who suffer life-challenging illnesses and disabilities.
A native of Indianapolis, Stefan earned his Bachelor’s Degree from The George Washington University and lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with his wife Anna and two young children, Edwin and Ella.