Steve received his Bachelor of Arts degree from St. John’s University, his Juris Doctorate degree from American University in Washington, D.C. and has completed executive business education at Dartmouth University and Wharton. He is admitted to the bar in Minnesota and Virginia (inactive status).
Steve is active in professional and business organizations. He has served as national Chairman of the Construction Industry Roundtable, the Design Build Institute of America and the National Center for Construction Education and Research. He is a member of the National Academy of Construction. He currently serves as a corporate director of CSX Corporation (NASDAQ:CSX), Guidewell Mutual Insurance Company, a $16 billion health solutions company, and ACIG, a Texas group captive insurance company.
Steve also is active in civic organizations. He is past chairman of the Florida Council of 100, the Florida Chamber of Commerce, the Jacksonville Civic Council, Teach for America Jacksonville, the Jacksonville Symphony and the United Way of Northeast Florida campaign. Steve is a 2007 recipient of the Prime Osborn Distinguished Business Leader Award. In 2008 he was elected by the Florida Council on Economic Education to the First Coast Business Hall of Fame. He is a recipient of the University of North Florida Presidential Medallion (2011), the Governor’s Business Leader of the Year Award (2012), the OneJax Humanitarian Award (2013) and the Jacksonville Business Journal Multicultural Lifetime Achievement Award (2015).