Shannon Maher Banaga
Shannon Maher Bañaga

FTI Consulting has added Shannon Maher Bañaga as a managing director in the strategic communications unit’s energy & resources operation.

Based in Washington, the environmental and energy policy pro will focus on PA and issues management as the power and utilities sector undergoes rapid change due to technology developments, increased regulatory oversight and shifting consumer preferences.

Bañaga joins the publicly traded company from TECO Energy, where she served as director of federal affairs for the past five years.

Earlier, she worked as senior manager of public policy & governmental affairs at Public Service Enterprise Group.

Bañaga has federal government experience gained as an enforcement attorney at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and Dept. of Energy, where she handled environmental and nuclear matters.

Chris Tucker is the global leader of energy & natural resources arm of FTI’s stratcom business.