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Steve Johnson

Impact Hub Seattle
Steve took over as CEO of Impact Hub Seattle in April 2016 and brings a background in organizational development, strategic planning, community engagement, and policy analysis gained from a career in public service at the international, national, and local levels of government.  Most recently he served as the Executive Director of the City of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development from 2008 to July 2015.  During that time, Steve shaped and guided the city’s economic development agenda through the recession and the subsequent recovery.  This work included attracting, retaining, and expanding businesses in Seattle, helping neighborhoods organize and execute strategies to develop strong commercial districts that serve their needs, and investing in the skilling up of adult workers so that all residents have opportunities to share in Seattle’s prosperity and industry has access to a skilled local workforce in a rapidly changing economy.