Roger Stephenson

Northeast Regional Advocacy Director

Media Contact

Roger Stephenson is the Northeast Regional Advocacy Director for the Climate & Energy program at the Union of Concerned Scientists. In his role, he works with UCS analysts, outreach specialists, and campaign managers to expand and strengthen the program’s outreach, and to engage UCS supporters, Science Network members, and community leaders to promote state and federal climate and clean energy policies. Prior to joining UCS full-time, Mr. Stephenson provided consulting services to the organization, building support for meaningful state and national climate and energy policies. As a consultant, he has 25 years of experience working with business, government, and nonprofit executives on stakeholder relations, coalition building, grassroots organizing, and public affairs. In public service, he served as a special assistant to Secretary of the Interior and in the White House Council on Environmental Quality. Mr. Stephenson has also served as national field director for the League of Conservation Voters (LCV), executive director of the LCV Education Fund, senior advisor for Environmental Defense Fund, and vice president for programs at Clean Air-Cool Planet. He has worked with hundreds of community leaders to inform the public debate on climate and energy through speeches, op-eds and contributing articles. In 2011, he co-authored Strategies to Accelerate Climate and Energy Action at the Local Level. Mr. Stephenson earned a BA in zoology and an MS in wildlife biology from the University of New Hampshire.