Steve sets the strategic direction for the company as well as each summit's editorial content. His focus is to develop quality conferences that cover hot button topics and provide high-level networking opportunities for business communities. Steve's conference and trade show experience includes leadership positions at IQPC (International Quality and Productivity Center) and IIR (Institute for International Research). Steve started Centerforce based on the core belief that conferences, when done well, are a powerful and effective business solution.
Steve moved from his native England to the U.S. in 1991 and not only graduated with a B.A. and M.A. in History from Montana State University (MSU), but was also an all-conference collegiate tennis player. Go Bobcats!
Most weekends Steve can be found on a tennis court somewhere contemplating a comeback.
Robyn is responsible for all legal matters at Centerforce. In addition, she is head of the Diversity division which includes speaker recruitment and on-site management of the Women in the Law Series. Before joining the company, Robyn spent 10 years as General Counsel at Great Eastern Energy, headquartered in Brooklyn, NY. There, she headed the legal and regulatory department, advising management on corporate structure, risk, resource allocation, new markets and business metrics. She received her B.A. in Social Sciences from the Ohio State University, her J.D. from the Washington College of Law at American University, and a Master's Degree in Energy Law from the University of Tulsa. She is a Member in Good Standing of the New York State Bar.
Some of Robyn's passions include volunteering for a variety of Native American causes and traveling the world.
Cara graduated from Fairfield University with a double B.A. in English Literature & Cultural Studies and Film, Television & Media Arts. She also minored in Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies and Digital Journalism.
When not scouting bookstores for her next favorite read, Cara is a regular attendee of local (and not-so-local) Comic Conventions where she can debate all things sci-fi and superhero with con-goers from throughout the world.
Mario works directly with Centerforce's clients to assist and guide them in creating quality customized business development opportunities.
Mario received his B.A. in History from Seton Hall University (Go Pirates!) and his M.A. in Latin American Studies from Temple University.
Mario is a fanatical Philadelphia sports fan, enjoys playing guitar, collecting cigars, and coaching youth basketball. His is also the father of three amazing kids.
Monica graduated from the University of Maine with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and a double minor in Psychology and Child Development & Family Relations. She was a member of the Maine Business School Corps, an organization dedicated to helping smaller Maine- based non-profit organizations and wrote content for Her Campus, an online magazine targeted to the female college student demographic.
In her free time, she enjoys reading, attending concerts, spending time with friends, and sight-seeing.