Executive Staff

Environmentalist Philippe Cousteau, Steve Ross, Executive Director of The Artists and Athletes Alliance, and musician Jason Mraz

Steven Ross

Executive Director
The Artists & Athletes Alliance, Inc.

1800 M Street, NW

Suite 500 South

Washington, D.C. 20036

Tel: (202) 327-8100

Fax: (202) 327-8101

Email: ross@artistsandathletes.org




Kate Lunger, Senior Executive Producer, CNN Special Events, Steve Ross, Executive Director of The Artists & Athletes Alliance and Sam Feist, Senior Vice President and Washington Bureau Chief, CNN.

During the 2008 presidential election cycle, Steve served as a liaison between the television networks and each of the Democratic & Republican presidential campaigns for 20 presidential primary debates.

Steve’s responsibilities included writing format and logistics memos, coordinating debate pre-programs, candidate green rooms, campaign staff offices, spin rooms, media filing centers and campaign visibility areas.

Working closely with senior and traveling staff from each presidential campaign ensured that the specific details and logistical movements for each debate were understood.  Prior to each debate, Steve briefed each candidate on the format, staging, and logistical movements unique to that debate.

During the 2012 Republican presidential primary debates and the current 2016 Democratic & Republican primary debates Steve has served as a debate consultant for CNN.