Daniel Stein is a co-founder of Stewards of Change Consulting and leads SOCC as its Managing Partner. He brings over 25 years of experience in business and consulting to public, private and nonprofit organizations focused on building capacity, solving problems and improving outcomes. He has directed multidisciplinary engagements across the U.S. and at the federal level. His broad experience and knowledge include strategic visioning and planning, business process re-engineering, quantitative analysis, organizational development, performance management, marketing and communications, and information technology. He holds an MBA from Yale School of Management and a BA from Evergreen State College.
Vernon Brown is a co-founder of Stewards of Change and its Institute, as well as a member of their leadership teams. He brings 30 years of experience as CEO of Aspiranet, a private child welfare agency with 44 service sites throughout California serving over 2,500 clients weekly. As a child welfare leader and innovator, Vernon has developed nationally recognized programs that serve children, youth, families, and communities. He holds a Master of Public Administration from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Colorado and a Secondary Education degree from the University of Colorado.
Michael Smith is a co-founder of Stewards of Change. He has over 30 years of experience in business consulting and marketing as CEO of Linx Communications, providing overall leadership and strategic services. Michael is also involved in the Young Presidents Organization, where he spearheads Helping Disadvantaged Kids Network, a global project to support children in developed and developing countries. He received an MA from Bentley College, with degrees in management, marketing, finance, and computer science. He attended Harvard Business School’s Executive Education program.