Longtime MADD Team Member To Lead Washington D.C. Office

MADD Chief Government Affairs Officer Stephanie Manning

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) has named Stephanie Manning as the organization’s new Chief Government Affairs Officer. Manning will direct all federal and state legislative policy and advocacy initiatives from MADD’s Washington, D.C. metro-area office.

Manning has worked with MADD for the past two decades, most recently as a consultant to MADD on federal policy and legislation. Her expertise and dedication to traffic safety and victims’ rights advocacy has earned accolades on the U.S. Senate floor, including her work to help pass a national .08 blood alcohol concentration (BAC) law in 2000.

“MADD is grateful to have Stephanie officially lead its advocacy and policy team. Stephanie is a fierce and relentless advocate for the victims of impaired driving and their families,” said MADD National CEO Adam Vanek. “Stephanie’s skilled leadership will put us on a clear path to eliminate drunk driving forever.”

MADD Chairwoman Heather Geronemus emphasized, “MADD is dedicated to recruiting and retaining top talent so MADD can achieve new levels of success and deliver on its lifesaving mission like never before. No one in Washington, D.C. knows MADD better than Stephanie, and her proven record of success is exciting.”

Previously, Manning led MADD’s Washington, D.C. federal affairs team from 2000 to 2004. She served as senior policy advisor to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure from 2004 to 2007 before launching her independent consulting company.

About Mothers Against Drunk Driving Founded in 1980 by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes and prevent underage drinking. MADD has helped to save more than 390,000 lives, reduce drunk driving deaths by more than 50 percent and promote designating a non-drinking driver. MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving® calls for law enforcement support, ignition interlocks for all offenders and advanced vehicle technology. MADD has provided supportive services to nearly one million drunk and drugged driving victims and survivors at no charge through local victim advocates and the 24-Hour Victim Help Line 1-877-MADD-HELP. Visit www.madd.org or call 1-877-ASK-MADD.

 Contact: Becky Iannotta, 202.600.2032, becky.iannotta@madd.org