Chief External Affairs and Policy Officer, Rural Community Assistance Partnership
About Ted Stiger
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 new Economic Development 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 and rural advocacy, including drafting legislation that has been secured in multiple Farm Bills, appropriations measures, and the Water Resources Development Act. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Albion College and hails from rural northeast Michigan. He currently lives in Maryland with his wife Nicole and dog Lenny.