As Principal in charge of Government Affairs, Stephen heads the department responsible for representing KPMG’s interests in all matters of public policy before the Federal and state governments and for coordinating the public-policy activities of the KPMG international network.
Believing the public interest is served by policies that foster a vibrant, multi-disciplinary accounting profession, Government Affairs sustains an ongoing dialogue with public-policy makers on shared goals of investor protection and capital markets integrity.
At a global level, Government Affairs tracks regulatory initiatives and policy trends in numerous countries, and coordinates government affairs activities across the KPMG member firms.
Prior to joining KPMG, Stephen was Chief Operating Officer of Newmyer Associates, one of Washington’s oldest and most highly regarded public affairs consulting firms. In that capacity, Stephen counseled some of the world’s largest companies on their government relations and public relations strategies and programs.
Prior to joining Newmyer Associates, Stephen was Vice President of Clifford L. Brody Associates, consultants to money-center and large regional banks on the impact of pending legislation and regulation. He earlier worked on Capitol Hill as Legislative Assistant to Representative Lawrence J. DeNardis (R-CT).