[In his early career choices, Steve focused on education journalism, public school and internal corporate communications, supporting teachers and mentoring students.]
• Education Reporter/Editor
The Duncan Banner, Duncan, OK — 1988-1990
News reporting, editing, writing, graphics production; manager/editor of students and stringers; news photography; internal communications; mentoring/coaching/tutoring of student journalists.
• Director of Public Information and Communications
Duncan Public Schools, Duncan, OK — 1990-1994
Manager of cable television station operations; videography; student mentoring and coaching of K12 students, particularly special needs students and journalism classes; guest teaching; internal employee communications; public relations, advertising, and media relations; newsletter writing, editing, layout and distribution; community communications liaison; photography.
• Independent Communications Consultant
Various Locations — 1994-2003
Student mentoring and proctoring; communications consulting/writing/editing and intra/internet project management for a wide variety of corporate, private, start-up and non-profit firms.
• Internal Communications Manager; Field Support Specialist
NorthPoint Communications, San Francisco, CA — 1998-1999
Complete internal communications management for an international DSL provider. Managing editor for large corporate intranet site. Customer service to diverse audiences. Large and small event project management. Intranet content development. Management of 60 web developers. Management of new employee orientation and training/mentoring staff; training technology; equipment logistics; and event and facilities management.
Photo above: Taken in 2009 at the Parthenon, Nashville.
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