Steve joined TCS in 1999 and became president in 2020 after serving for well over a decade as vice president, overseeing programs and serving as a leading media and legislative spokesperson. A persistent critic of the mounting budget deficit and federal fiscal policy, Steve has testified in Congress dozens of times, served as a Democratic and Republican witness for the majority and minority, and appeared before eleven different committees.
Steve’s comments have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post among many other outlets and appeared on major broadcast networks. His expertise ranges from earmarks to flood insurance and a lot of spending issues in between.
Steve formerly served as an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard for six years, including tours of duty as a department head and deck watch officer aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sorrel, managing the Coast Guard’s inland waterway fleet, and managing a small boat-acquisition contract.
Steve received a B.S. in Government from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. He has earned both the Coast Guard Commendation Medal and the Coast Guard Achievement Medal.