Stephen D. Van Beek, Ph.D.

Director and Head of North American Aviation

Stephen D. Van Beek, Ph.D. is Director and Head of North American Aviation for Steer (formerly Steer Davies Gleave, an international transportation management consultancy).  For Steer, he leads consulting assignments on airport business planning, governance and organizational reviews as well as financial advisory, including private-public partnerships and FAA regulation and grants.


His professional career includes time as Associate Deputy Secretary and Director of the Office of Intermodalism for the U.S. Department of Transportation, Executive Vice President for Policy ACI-NA, and as the President/CEO of the Eno Transportation Foundation.


He is a Senior Transport Advisor to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in Brussels where he advises on emergency preparedness and response, and is a past member of the FAA Management Advisory Committee where he authored the committee’s report recommending reform of the FAA and its programs.


Steve holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Government and Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia and a B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He resides in Fairfax Station, VA with his wife Elizabeth and his twin daughters, Hope and Skye.