Steven received a Center for Neighborhood Technology Social Venture Fellowship in 2014 and manages the annual Urban Sustainability Apps Competition. Since 2002, Steve has worked to promote new media for community development by working with brands to create public/private development platforms that provide mutual benefit to both brands and distressed communities.
Steve has transformed his experience as a successful vice president, product marketing manager and software architect for major enterprise software companies into several civic projects through his own consulting practice, XtraMedium Communications Group. Steve was the architect of Chicago’s Responsible Retailer Initiative in addition to recent projects including Violence Stops Here, CrimeScene: Let Hope Rise, Urban Property Portal and SoundBox Music.
He has served several clients including City of Chicago, UAL – United Airlines, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmaceutics, Chicago Beverage Systems, Reyes Holdings, Rowe Entertainment and Merit Gaming. Steven is also a board member of Collaboraction Theatre Group and Jail Education Solutions.