Steve Cole

Vice President of Programs

Steve Cole is the Vice President of Programs at the Great Lakes Protection Fund. Steve is responsible for building and managing the portfolio of new technologies, strategies, and financing tools to protect and enhance the health of the Great Lakes.

Most recently Steve served as a senior principal at Maven Wave Partners and as chief information officer at the Great Lakes Commission where he worked on a wide range of Great Lakes issues and led their Blue Accounting initiative. His experience includes building new strategies, launching new products, and ensuring that customer needs are at the center of new initiatives.

Steve has a master’s degree in business from the University of Georgia and a bachelor of science degree in operations research from Lancaster University in England.