Vice President of Development
In his role as Vice President of Development, Steven helps to bring the charitable mission of NID into action by crafting community development programs and initiatives that benefit the communities and stakeholders in those communities. He enjoys finding the mutually beneficial common ground between NID’s clients and NID’s industry and governmental partners. This approach seeks to increase community wealth in a sustainable fashion without the stigmatization that “charity” or non-profit work often imposes on the recipient.
Steven was born and raised on the Southside of Chicago, and received his bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1999. In 2006, Steven received his J.D. from Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) at the University of California, Berkeley. While in law school and in his career, Steven has worked on complex constitutional cases and issues, advocating for the most disenfranchised and voiceless segments of society. While he appreciates the complexity and importance of these issues, he finds genuine pleasure in working with people, listening closely, and reconciling seemingly entrenched impasses.