Steven has been given the Teacher of the Year Award at Harvard Kennedy School, in June 2016. He is recognized as an expert in campaign management and political strategies. He has served as a senior strategist and campaign manager for various US representatives. In 1996, Roll Call magazine named him one of the “50 most influential political people in Washington”. Steven also teaches annually at the IESE Business School in Madrid, Spain, and has consulted and managed political campaigns in Europe, Asia, and South America.