Member & Chief Strategy Officer

Steve Lenkart brings more than 30 years of government, nonprofit and private sector experience leading organizations to success. He possesses an invaluable combination of executive, advocacy, and government affairs expertise to generate opportunities to shape a national presence, engage in new market space, or strengthen value propositions to secure the impacts of organizations, products, and services.

Steve held senior leadership appointments under Democratic and Republican presidential administrations and maintains strong bipartisan relationships with the U.S. Congress. During his time as a senior executive and three-time chief operating officer in the Federal government, he was Deputy Under Secretary (Acting) of the Directorate for Science and Technology at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and on the Deputy Secretary’s Program Review Board reviewing and appraising all major programs within the $50 billion organization.

Steve’s early work in Washington included serving as a bipartisan external advisor to the Congress to formulate readiness and response policies shortly after 9/11, and then as senior advisor in the U.S. House of Representatives. Steve serves on executive and advisory boards for the Federal government, federal NGOs, and private sectors.

25+ years as chief executive & COO at U.S. federal agencies and private entities; DeputyUnder Secretary for Science & Technology (act) U.S. Department of Homeland Security.