Steve Marchese Elected to Board of Trustees

Board of Trustee Member Steve Marchese
Steve Marchese is the newest member of AUC's Board of Trustees

Steve Marchese, a principal at Cornerstone Government Affairs, is the newest member of AUC’s Board of Trustees.

Marchese graduated from Illinois State University with a bachelor’s in history and political science and has more than 30 years of experience in government relations and public affairs. “I look forward to working with President Dallal and my fellow board members to support the students, faculty, and staff of one of the most dynamic and influential universities in Egypt,” said Marchese. 

Shortly after graduating, Marchese worked as senior staff to U.S. representatives. In 1999, he transferred to the United States Department of State, where he started as a senior policy advisor and eventually rose to the position of director of budget and appropriations.

In 2007, he started work with the United States House of Representatives, where he worked closely on all aspects of legislation, including funding and policy decisions concerning international affairs. This month, he joined Cornerstone, a bipartisan consulting firm specializing in federal government relations, lobbying, public affairs, strategic communications, and business advisory services.

“I am grateful for the depth of experience Trustee Marchese brings to this role,” said Board of Trustees Chair Mark Turnage (ALU ‘82). “His experience, his knowledge and skills, and his commitment to the region make him an exciting and valuable addition to the board.”

Likewise, Marchese expressed his enthusiasm to join the board. 

Marchese is married and lives in Virginia with his wife, two daughters and their family dog. With decades of experience in government and foreign affairs, his expertise will serve as a valuable asset to AUC’s goals for years to come. 

AUC’s Board of Trustees are volunteers from the United States, Egypt and around the world, who contribute their time, expertise and financial resources to support the University.