In the strategic communications sphere, there are professionals who are speechwriters, media relations pros, campaign leaders, or messaging gurus. Steven is all of the above.
Steven brings a unique creativity to his work that gets attention and results. His TED-style speeches and messaging for Fortune 500 executives, foundation and advocacy leaders and top-tier actors get the attention of key audiences and earn stories in top media outlets. As one of the primary communications consultants to Google’s DC office, he not only helps senior executives with speeches and presentations, but he’s also provided extensive presentation training for the entire DC team.
He conceived and executive produced a landmark anti-gun violence video for Everytown for Gun Safety, featuring more than 50 actors and artists following the Newtown tragedy, securing millions of views and coverage in major news outlets. He also helped the organization and actor Julianne Moore launch the Everytown Creative Council, for which he continues to provide strategic counsel.
In 2016, responding to an intense advocacy campaign that Steven conceived for Rights4Girls, the Associated Press made a landmark change to its legendary Stylebook directing reporters and editors to avoid using the phrase “child prostitute,” an oxymoronic term that wrongly characterizes underage girls who are sex trafficked in the United States.
Steven’s editorials and op-eds on behalf of clients have been placed on the opinion pages of The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Huffington Post and elsewhere. Twice, his words appeared in Time Magazine’s “quotes of the week.”
Steven is an expert media trainer and has prepped spokespeople for appearances on most major network and cable news networks. He has also prepared executives and officials for investigative stories by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CBS News, “20/20” and “60 Minutes.”
Steven is a graduate of The George Washington University. He was raised in Short Hills, New Jersey.