Steve is a native of New England, and received his BA from Yale in 1982. He then began a 37 year career in banking, starting at Chase Manhattan Bank in NYC and working at Barclays Bank PLC, SunTrust Bank and Union Bank of California along the way. He has lived in NYC, Los Angeles, Atlanta and San Francisco, and currently has residences in the latter two cities. Charitable work has always been very important to him, with a focus on work with the homeless, those afflicted with HIV, and the LGBTQ community. Not for profit board work includes serving as Secretary of the Atlanta Wind Symphony and secretary and treasurer for the Galano Club, an Atlanta based NFP that provides services to the LGBT community struggling with substance abuse issues. He has been happily married to his husband Tim since 2008; they were married in SoCal in the window before Prop 8. His other interests include making music (playing the bass and contrabass clarinets) and running.