Speaker

Ted Stiger

Senior Director of Government Affairs & Policy

Rural Community Assistance Partnership

Biography

Ted Stiger joined RCAP in 2016 and is responsible for the organization’s national policy, legislative, and regulatory efforts as well as assists with the overall management of the organization as a member of the senior leadership team. Stiger has also managed and secured multi-million dollar technical assistance and training programs while at RCAP. Currently, he oversees RCAP’s Advocacy and Events Departments.
Previously, he was the Legislative Associate for the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO), which represents local government-based regional development and planning organizations nationwide. He provided advocacy of NADO’s legislative priorities and policy development in the areas of rural community and economic development. Prior to that, he worked on Capitol Hill for U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow.
His experience also includes environmental, economic development, and rural advocacy, including drafting legislation that has been secured in multiple Farm Bills, appropriations measures, America’s Water Infrastructure Act, and the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Albion College and hails from rural northeast Michigan. He currently lives in Maryland with his partner Nicole and dog Lenny.