Steve Cortese is the Executive Vice President for Washington Operations at Leonardo DRS.
Before entering the private sector, Steve had an extensive career on Capitol Hill. From 1986 to 2003, he worked as a professional staff member of the Defense Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee, which is responsible for oversight and funding of the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community. During his tenure, Steve served as Staff Director for the Defense Subcommittee and the full Appropriations Committee, working closely with the House and Senate leadership and the Executive Branch.
Steve is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Foreign Service.