Prior to joining GOSA in May 2014, Steve worked for over 4 years with the Broadband Division of the USDA's Rural Utility Service first as a Broadband Field Representative and then as Chief of Field Operations for the Broadband Initiatives Program administered under ARRA.  Before that, Steve had over thirty years of technical program/project management experience, including 20 years in the telecommunications sector and over 6 years with the State of Georgia's Environmental Protection Division's Municipal Grants Program. Steve holds an Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Clemson University and is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Georgia. Steve and his wife live in Marietta and have two grown children.