Shannon Maher Bañaga provides senior-level counsel and assistance in developing advocacy strategies to shape and inform the political and policy environment for clients in the energy and environmental space. Ms. Bañaga is a practitioner in the Public and Government Affairs space.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Ms. Bañaga was the Director of Federal Affairs for TECO Energy/Emera Inc. and was responsible for formulating and executing the company’s U.S. federal affairs strategy including tax, national security, environment, trade, markets, and other energy issues within Congress and the Administration.
Preceding TECO, Ms. Bañaga was the Senior Manager, Public Policy and Governmental Affairs, for PSEG where she worked with stakeholders throughout Washington D.C. to formulate and advocate PSEG’s position on environmental and energy policy issues involving the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and other federal statutes. During her time at PSEG, Ms. Bañaga was recognized by the D.C. Circuit on issues involving Clean Air Act, reliability, and capacity markets.
Before Ms. Bañaga’s tenure in the utilities industry, she represented energy companies, state commissions, and quasi-governmental organizations while she was with the law firm Husch Blackwell LLP.
Ms. Bañaga began her career at the Department of Energy working on energy and environmental matters primarily involving nuclear waste. Subsequently, she joined the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Enforcement as an Attorney-Advisor. Ms. Bañaga holds a B.S. from Florida State University, an M.S. and a J.D. from Vermont Law School.