Dynamic, resourceful and innovative business leader and visionary with a national reputation for substantially improving public and private sector organizations with their fiscal and operational performance. A preeminent expert in public-private partnerships and Data Smart Solutions; Professor of Government and Director of the Innovations in American Government Program at Harvard’s Kennedy School. As a board member, advises public and private organizations and boards in strategic planning, public policy trend assessment, corporate governance and operational leadership. Distinguished accomplishments and experiences include:
• Mayor of Indianapolis - earned a reputation as one of country’s leaders in government efficiency, public-private partnerships and neighborhood revitalization
• Deputy Mayor of Operations for New York City, under Michael Bloomberg
• White House Special Advisor to President George W. Bush
• Chair of the Corporation for National and Community Service
He previously served as Deputy Mayor of New York and Mayor of Indianapolis, where he earned a reputation as one of the country's leaders in public-private partnerships, competition, and privatization. Stephen was also the chief domestic policy advisor to the George W. Bush campaign in 2000, the Chair of the Corporation for National and Community Service, and the district attorney for Marion County, Indiana from 1979 to 1990.