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Stephan is a Senior Policy Advisor with EPA’s Office of Policy where he co-leads multi-stakeholder initiatives on sustainable purchasing and agency-wide innovation projects. Stephan co-leads an initiative with several federal agencies and White House offices to integrate sustainability into the new federal procurement system called the Common Acquisition Platform and the new federal procurement tool called the Acquisition Gateway. Stephan previously served in the White House Council on Environmental Quality as Deputy Associate Director for Sustainable Manufacturing. An EPA team Stephan managed launched ENERGY STAR® Home Electronics and directed the first integrated national marketing campaign to build the ENERGY STAR brand. Teams that Stephan managed have also launched or helped launch sustainability programs such as SmartWay, WaterSense, and Best Workplaces for Commuters. He played various roles in the Green Products Roundtable leading to the launch of SPLC. He authored guidebooks on best practices in designing, launching, and marketing EPA Partnership Programs. He co-developed one of the first LEED-certified condo buildings in the U.S and was a consultant to AT&T Bell Laboratories on IT systems development. He holds a B.S. in computer engineering from Purdue and a master of public policy from Harvard.