Since 2011 Steve Dye has served as Legislative Director for the Water Environment Federation (WEF). In his role as a government relations consultant to WEF, Steve represents the Federation before Congress, monitors key legislation and federal policies, develops and executes legislative strategies and proposals, and maintains WEF’s excellent reputations before public and private interests in the water sector. He also leads WEF’s Water Advocates Program, a grassroots program designed to train and mobilize WEF members to advocate for water issues before federal, state, and local officials.
As President of Nexus Government Relations, Steve brings more than 20 years of government affairs experience to his clients. Steve has expertise with a wide range of issues, including water infrastructure, environmental policy, energy, appropriations, economic development, transportation, water quality and quantity, education, and corporate and nonprofit matters. He works on behalf of his clients with Congress, Executive Branch agencies, as well as other stakeholders including states, communities, associations, private entities, and educational institutions.
Steve began his career on Capitol Hill as a Legislative Aide to U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), the current Ranking Member of the Environment & Public Works Committee. Steve also served as Legislative Director to former Congressman Frank Mascara (D-PA), who served on the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee. Prior to starting Nexus Government Relations in 2013, Steve was at a mid-sized government relations firm in Washington, DC, where he represented municipal, nonprofit, corporate, and educational organizations before Congress and federal agencies. He also served as Vice President of Government Affairs for a transportation trade association and as Director of Federal Affairs for a lobbying firm where he specialized in water resource and municipal needs. Steve holds a bachelor’s degree in History from the University of California, Santa Barbara.