Steven Pena, Executive Vice President

Steven Pena

“We are tremendously fortunate to work with talented people who like what they do and produce great work. Our clients value this as well, which I think is one of the reasons our client retention is so high.”

A co-founder of Spire Communications, Steven has 20 years’ experience in marketing and advertising. He has held positions in large and small public relations and advertising agencies, worked for the federal government and held executive positions in the corporate domain. He has been creative director and a communications executive with: MicroStrategy, Ogilvy Public Relations, Potomac Incorporated and the U.S Army’s Morale Welfare and Recreation Marketing in Heidelberg, Germany.

His management skill and creative talents have been applied to advertising campaigns, special events, direct marketing and Web site development, helping clients to reach their business objectives with focused strategy and compelling creativity.

Steven has created and managed communications, and advertising campaigns for a diverse range of clients, including: DARPA, The Centers for Disease Control, The News Hour with Jim Lehrer, U.S. Army MWR, The American Cancer Society, and PHB Hagler Bailly, to name a few.

Steven has bungeed jumped; flown in a hot air balloon; done standup comedy; scuba dove; emceed a parade; driven on the Autobahn; played drums in a band; and is head concierge for five demanding cats.

Steven earned a Bachelor of Arts in rhetoric and communications science from the University of New York at Albany.