Graduate School of Education - George Mason University
Graduate School of Education - George Mason University

Our Graduate School of Education is the alma mater for one third of teachers and administrators in Northern Virginia’s world-class school systems. Each year, more than 3,000 graduate students enroll in our innovative academic programs, which include advanced study for teachers and school leaders, instructional design and technology, and a renowned PhD in Education program that is among the largest in the country.

School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism - George Mason University

The School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism (SRHT) offers exciting, career-ready majors in dynamic fields such as athletic training, tourism and events management, health and physical education, kinesiology, sport management, and recreation management. SRHT features renowned faculty, cutting-edge research, six laboratories and centers, and a diverse student body of more than 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students each year. Each major requires one or more internship or clinical experiences, ensuring that students graduate not just with a transcript but with a resume that demonstrates their professional aptitude and skills.

Chief Learning Officer and Vice President, ELC Institute for Leadership Development & Research
Executive Leadership Council

Steve Williams has spent more than fifteen years in senior management roles. He is currently employed at the Executive Leadership Council where he serves on their Leadership Team and oversees products, services, and networking for Fortune 500 CEOs, senior executives, corporate board members as well as mid-level executives and entrepreneurs. In particular, Steve is responsible for developing the company's global digital strategy with the intent of creating digital assets around leadership development for senior executives in Fortune 500 companies such as Apple, Target, PepsiCo, Exxon Mobil, Lowe's, Boeing, American Express, and Morgan Stanley.

Previously Steve was employed with the Society for Human Resource Management---the world’s largest association of HR executives with more than 275,000 members globally---where he served as the Director of E-Media Innovations and Business Development. Steve oversaw a broad range of operations including activities such as global e-learning, webinars, virtual conferences, and other multimedia services. Steve was responsible for launching SHRM’s new virtual conference business.

His passion, areas of interest and expertise involve identifying and implementing new web-based revenue-generating products and services while expanding existing revenue streams. Steve has been tapped by organizations to serve as a spokesperson on various business practices, and has appeared in several media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, the Associated Press, the Washington Post, the New York Times, and several television news stations.