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Founder and Program Director, The Civic Action Project

Steve Crosby is one of the founders of, and Program Director for The Civic Action Project, an organization which seeks to promote better policy-making, and diversity of policy-makers, by training the next generation of civic leaders, and building bridges for new, strategic partnerships. With a focus on diversity, CAP offers strategic experience and skills to both graduate students in public policy as well as corporate and government leaders, creating new and counter-intuitive networks, building new leadership, and enabling success advancing innovative public policy for the future.

Prior to his role at The Civic Action Project, Steve served most recently as the Founding Chair of the Mass Gaming Commission, and was before that the Founding Dean of the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at UMass Boston. His public sector career has included serving as Chief of Staff to Governor Jane Swift and as Secretary of Administration and Finance under Governor Paul Cellucci. His private sector career was distinguished by serving as CEO of innovative, entrepreneurial companies in publishing and high tech, including The Crosby Vandenburgh Group, SmartRoute Systems, and Interactive Radio Corp. An earlier career in politics included serving as Campaign Manager for Massachusetts Governor Frank Sargent and Boston Mayor Kevin H. White.

In addition to The Civic Action Project, Steve remains active in the responsible gaming world as recent Chair of the Advisory Board of the National Council on Problem Gambling, and Board member of the Mass Council on Gaming and Health, and is active in other nonprofits and political campaigns.

  • Education

    Harvard College, Boston University Law School.