Vice President of Development
Prior to joining the Leadership Institute, Steven Sutton was a Chief of Staff in the House of Representatives for more than 14 years.
He became a start-up specialist, as he set-up the Congressional offices of four different incoming freshmen Congressmen. First was Peter Torkilson of the North Shore of Massachusetts. Then came Frank Riggs from California’s Napa Valley. Third was Lee Terry from Omaha, Nebraska, and most recently John Kline from just south of Minnesota’s Twin Cities.
As Chief of Staff, Steven set-up their offices, hired their staffs, and managed and directed the operations of their Washington and district offices. In addition, he helped them get re-elected, directing their campaign strategies, messages, and voter contact programs.
He has also managed numerous political campaigns from city council to U.S. Congress, specializing in challenger campaigns.
Steven is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.