• STAFF

    Executive Director

    Steve directs Current’s strategy, operations and programs to advance innovative water research and technology. Prior to his appointment as Current’s Executive Director, Steve was a management consultant helping power-sector clients develop wind and solar energy projects. He previously led the Midwest office of the Union of Concerned Scientists and directed Midwest operations of Renew Financial, LLC, an innovative clean energy financing firm. Steve also served as Chief Policy Advisor at the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and as Senior Advisor for Energy and Environment and Deputy Chief of Staff in the Illinois Governor’s office where he oversaw energy, environmental and climate policy. Steve holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley and an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.

    Techno-Economic Analyst​

    Svetlana performs techno-economic analysis of innovative water-related technologies for Current's Demonstration program. With her expertise in water and wastewater treatment and chemical engineering, she rigorously evaluates both the technical and economic viability of new technologies. Svetlana holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

    Partnership & Development Manager

    George serves as Current’s Partnership & Development Manager, where he focuses on creating new opportunities for engagement among Current’s diverse stakeholders, which include innovators, utilities, industry leaders, investors, researchers and NGOs. By growing Current’s community of members and collaborators, he enhances the organization’s reach, and improves its ability to create value and impact. George has been working in marketing and business development for the better part of a decade, and prior to joining Current, he was the Director of Marketing at Urban Rivers, where he led their brand and PR efforts. In 2018, he concluded his MBA in Sustainable Management and Entrepreneurship at DePaul University, and he also has a BA in Anthropology and History from Purdue University.

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