President & CEO
Steve is Philadelphia’s leading advocate for the city’s manufacturing sector. Together with the Urban Industry Initiative, he has worked to help the sector find trained workers, give companies a voice in city government and make the kinds of connection for them that results in growth. The Manufacturing Alliance of Philadelphia (MAP) was created in 2006 as a trade association for manufacturing and as a means for bringing the sectors collective strength together to resolve the challenges facing it.
Steve has over 25 years marketing experience, 17 of them as President of a medium-sized advertising agency and marketing consulting firm representing manufacturing clients from all over the world.
He is also President & CEO of the Urban Industry Initiative (UII), which is a city economic development agency for the manufacturing sector. He works directly with Philadelphia’s manufactures, as a marketing coach, as well as leading a New Product Development Group, teaching companies how to innovate and bring new products to market. This initiative alone, between 2000 and 2002, generated $16 million in new investment and created over 250 new jobs for those companies participating
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