Steve directs Current’s strategy, operations and programs to advance innovative water research and technology. Prior to his appointment as Current’s Executive Director, Steve was a management consultant helping power-sector clients develop wind and solar energy projects. He previously led the Midwest office of the Union of Concerned Scientists and directed Midwest operations of Renew Financial, LLC, an innovative clean energy financing firm. Steve also served as Chief Policy Advisor at the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and as Senior Advisor for Energy and Environment and Deputy Chief of Staff in the Illinois Governor’s office where he oversaw energy, environmental and climate policy. Steve holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley and an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.