CAREY - PRESIDENT
Steve Carey was raised in Ada, Michigan, and has the rare experience of serving in key policy
positions in both the House and Senate Chambers of the U.S.
Congress. With over 20 years of Capitol Hill and related federal
experience, Steve Carey brings to Potomac Strategic Development
a strong command of the appropriations and legislative process.
He served as a Legislative Director for two Members of the
House Appropriations Committee and as a legislative assistant
to the Ranking Member of the House Labor, Health and Human
Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee. Steve
also enjoys the unique experience of serving as a Legislative
Director in the United States Senate for a Member of the Health,
Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee and the Armed Services
Committee. Steve is a trusted partner in business development,
advocacy and communications for federal programs and projects
on and off Capitol Hill for healthcare, defense, Homeland
Security, infrastructure, aviation, high-tech, energy, and
With documented success in the federal legislative process
in defense, homeland security, health care, biotechnology,
infrastructure, and other key areas, Steve uses his broad
experience to help his clients. Industry and not-for-profit
organizations benefit from Steve’s guidance and his relationships
with key lawmakers and policy officials in both parties, both
Chambers of Congress, and three Administrations. Steve has been published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Steve served as the NCOIC of the Classified Material Control Center at MCAS Kaneohe and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps. He is an alumnus of the University of Michigan, received his Eagle Scout award in the Gerald R. Ford Museum in downtown Grand Rapids, and remains active in the community. He is a black belt in Shaolin Kempo Karate. Steve is married with two children.