Steve Erickson

Executive Director - Teach for America

Steve joined the Teach For America corps in 2005 where he taught 4th grade and 7th grade in west Phoenix.  After Steve’s corps experience, he joined the Teach For America national recruitment team where he was responsible for doubling the number of candidates joining Teach For America from the University of Arizona and Arizona State University. In 2009, Steve joined Teach For America’s Phoenix regional staff where he has played various roles and led multiple functions, including fundraising, public/government affairs, partnerships, and alumni strategy. Currently, Steve is Executive Director, responsible for the direction, impact, and success of Teach For America’s program across the Phoenix community. 

Steve and his wife, Vanessa  – a fellow Teach For America alumnus – live in Central Phoenix with their four children. Outside of work, Steve and Vanessa enjoy serving their community, whether at their church or through involvement with various local organizations and boards. Steve holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Entrepreneurship from the University of Arizona as well as an MBA from Arizona State University.

Integrity Summit 12 Speakers, Panelists, and Mini-Workshop Leaders

Sandra Watson
President and CEO - Arizona Commerce Authority
Patrick Fitzhugh
Regional Director, Phoenix - USAA
David Adame
President and CEO - Chicanos Por La Causa
Carrie and Mark Schnepf
Owners - Schnepf Farms
Steve Erickson
Executive Director - Teach for America
Ann Atkinson
Founder and CEO - Care Property Investors
Ray Schey
Market President, Publisher - Phoenix Business Journal
Panel Leader
Ryan Hatch
Senior VP/Market Manager, Phoenix - Bonneville Broadcasting
Shannon Clancy
CEO - St. Vincent De Paul
Panel Leader
Ken Burns
Chief Operating Officer - Arizona Commerce Authority
Christine Gannon
Founder, CEO - Brightworks Consulting
Jerry Colangelo
JDM Partners
Gregg Ostro
President and CEO - Integrity Summit & GO Media Companies
Mini-Workshop Leader
Kristy Siefkin
Founder and Principal - Kristy Siefkin Communications
Tom Horne
Superintendent - Arizona State Board of Education
National Anthem Pianist
Lexy Cromarty
Arizona Department of Education
National Anthem Singer
Senator Ken Bennett
Arizona Senator LD-1 - Arizona State Senator
Veterans Tribute Song Guitarist & Singer