Mr. Stimers focuses his policy advocacy efforts on matters related to emerging technologies, such as commercial spaceflight, IT, nanotechnology, and water technology, and advises a wide range of companies and industry associations in pursuing legislation and representing their interests before Congress and federal agencies. As policy counsel to several major commercial spaceflight companies and the leading industry association for commercial spaceflight, Paul has been active in helping the industry grow quickly and safely, while continuing to support a strong role for NASA in space exploration. In the field of information technology policy, Paul is actively involved in matters relating to Internet governance. He works with software companies and industry associations to ensure data and network security without restricting technological development. He has helped manage industry-wide efforts to prevent technology mandates while improving security. He has also assisted companies in developing privacy policies that protect consumers’ personal information while enabling new products and services. In addition to his work with emerging technologies, Paul works extensively with nonprofit organizations addressing the needs of the world’s poorest people. He helped to pass the Water for the Poor Act of 2005, which created a framework for the United States to help provide millions of people with sustainable access to safe drinking water and sanitation, and the Water for the World Act of 2014, which further expanded US efforts to improve access. Since 2005, he has helped direct more than $1.5 billion toward providing water and sanitation to those who need it most. He also advises organizations supporting funding for broader US poverty-focused development assistance.
Mr. Stimers was listed among the “40 Under 40: K Street’s New Generation of Lobbyists” by The Washingtonian.
Most recently, Mr. Stimers was nationally ranked by Chambers USA 2015 under “Government: Government Relations (Up and Coming).”