STEVEN COLE

Name: Steven Cole
Title: Vice President of Advancement
College: United States Military Academy, West Point (B.S.)
University of Maryland – College Park (M.A.)
VBH: 1st season

Steven Cole is the Vice President of Advancement, where he is responsible for community engagement, communications and development.

A retired Army lieutenant colonel, Steven served for more than 20 years in roles including: the public affairs officer in Washington DC, Kabul, Afghanistan, and as the Army's liaison to the film and TV industry in Los Angeles, CA. Prior to these public relations assignments, Steven taught history at West Point and served in numerous management and staff assignments in armor and cavalry organizations.

Prior to joining the VBH team, he was the Director of Communications at Charlotte Center City Partners.

A native Charlottean, Steven earned a B.S. in history from the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. and a Masters of Arts in African History from the University of Maryland, College Park.