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Stephen Bradshaw

Stephen R. Bradshaw, a native of Charlotte, NC was born into a military family. As a young child the family lived in various locations in the southeastern United States. Upon his father’s retirement from the Navy in 1977, the family moved to Savannah, GA. Steve attended his last year of junior high school, high school and college in Savannah, and he considers Savannah his hometown.

Upon graduating from college in 1986 Steve entered military service as a Second Lieutenant, formally trained as a tank commander. Over a seven year military career Steve served in various line and staff positions of increased responsibility including a tour as a leadership instructor at the U.S. Army Officer Candidate School. His various duty stations included Ft. Knox, KY, Ft. Benning, GA, and Kitzingen, West Germany. Steve also served in the Middle East during the first Gulf War. He resigned his commission in 1993 to pursue opportunities in the private sector.

For most of his corporate career Steve has worked in the staffing industry in various sales and operations roles of increased responsibility most notably with Spherion and CLP Resources. Until recently Steve worked as the Corporate Director of On-Site Development with LINK Staffing Services of Houston, TX.

Steve has been an Instructor in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University since 2005. He teaches courses on Public Service and Democracy, Public Personnel Management, Critical Policy Issues and Organizational Culture and Leadership. Steve holds a BA from Armstrong State College and an MPA from Georgia State University.

Steve previously served on the board of directors of The Giving Tree (an adoption resource agency), and was Chairman of the Governance Committee. He also served on the State Water and Wastewater Certification Board (appointed by then Georgia Governor Roy Barnes). He currently serves on the board of directors of the Clarkston Community Center.

A self-confessed political junkie, Steve continues to hold a sincere interest in public policy, and continues to have an interest in future service in the public sector. He enjoys reading and playing golf.

Steve and Diane have lived in the metro Atlanta area since 1993.