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Stephen Aaron

Stephen Aaron

Managing Director

Stephen is a public affairs professional with more than a decade’s experience moving public policy in the most adverse circumstances. Having worked with Congress, corporations and associations in high profile situations, he now helps clients nuance complex issues to deliver effective messages amid intense national debates to move the public in support of client agendas.

– Staff to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee

-Over a decade of lobbyist experience fighting and winning some of the nation’s most contentious political battles

-Proven experience protecting and enhancing a business’ bottom line amongst complex political problems.

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Stephen Aaron is a Managing Director in Mercury’s Washington DC office.  He is a public affairs professional with more than a decade’s experience moving public policy in the most adverse circumstances. Having worked with Congress, corporations and associations in high profile situations, he now helps clients nuance complex issues to deliver effective messages amid intense national debates. His counsel is equally respected in the boardroom, and in the corridors of Congress, for his deep awareness of the dynamics that move and shape constituencies.

Prior to joining Mercury, Mr. Aaron was lobbying and managing political public affairs campaigns at LEVICK Strategic Communications on contentious issues such as tobacco and patent reform. And prior to LEVICK, he spent eight years as a senior lobbyist at a leading DC advocacy organization.  During his lobbying tenure, Stephen helped guide the association through some of it most difficult challenges the organization ever faced.  His duties included witness preparation for nationally televised Congressional hearings, testimony preparation, message crafting and strategic delivery that led to key legislative victories.

Mr. Aaron’s career in DC began in the Senate working under Chairman Inhofe on the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.  His portfolio included endangered species, invasive species, and water policy, with the majority of efforts focused on the Army Corps of Engineers.  The Committee was responsible for the response to Hurricane Katrina during his time on the Hill, and Stephen was one of the lead staffers developing Congress’ response to the crisis.

It is this extensive experience in crisis communications and strategy that have helped mold Mr.Aaron into a trusted advisor. He recognizes what crises can do to a brand and how to mitigate the risk, while making sure to properly engage the constituencies that matter most.