Vice President of Advancement Steven Cole 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.