As director of executive communications, Steve brings his skills as “Milwaukee’s CEO Whisperer” to Kane Communications Group. His focus will be on executive positioning and he will also contribute to brand journalism efforts.
Steve most recently served as director of corporate communications at GRAEF-USA Inc., after spending more than three decades as a professional journalist. Over the course of his career, he interviewed hundreds of business and nonprofit executives about their best practices in leading their organizations. Steve has won regional and national awards as an editor, reporter, columnist and blogger.
The capstone of his journalism career came when he was named business editor and featured Sunday “C-Level” columnist at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in 2015. He previously was executive editor of BizTimes Media in Milwaukee and managing editor of the Milwaukee Business Journal. He also served as a business news analyst at WISN-Channel 12 in Milwaukee.
Steve is a past president of the Milwaukee Press Club and continues to serve on the organization’s board of directors. He also served two terms as a member of the board of directors of the Alliance of Area Business Publishers.
On weekends, you’re likely to find Steve enjoying time with his family. And he’s probably going to be listening to some Bruce Springsteen.
He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and journalism.