Stephen L. Rabin
Stephen “Steve” Rabin is a storyteller and communications strategist, specializing in speechwriting, copywriting, media training, creative, brand/message development, and executive communications. He has worked with governors, cabinet secretaries, astronauts, political candidates, activists, philanthropists, businesses, CEOs and scientists in high profile, high pressure environments, including: the rollout of HealthCare.gov; Governor Martin O’Malley’s fights for re-election, marriage equality, and a ban on assault weapons; the Ebola outbreak; and NASA’s Journey to Mars.
Steve has served as Senior Advisor and Speechwriter at NASA, Director of Speechwriting at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and Chief Speechwriter to then Governor Martin O'Malley of Maryland.
He has taken the lead pen on five State of the State addresses, op-eds that have appeared in newspapers across the country, a prime time address at the Democratic National Convention, testimony that's been quoted in front page stories, along with hundreds of speeches, op-eds, and other communications materials.
Through his freelance work, he's drafted television spots, flash animation scripts, and political direct mail, in addition to countless sets of speeches and talking points.
Earlier in Steve's career he served as Press Secretary to then Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY), Deputy Executive Director of the National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC), and Policy Director to 2006 U.S. Senate candidate Jim Pederson (D-AZ).
He was a member of Team Franken that assisted Al Franken with his #1 NY Times best selling book Lies & the Lying Liars that Tell Them.
A Harry S Truman Scholar and REALITY Scholar, Steve received a Master in Public Policy from Harvard University and a BA from Brandeis University, from which he graduated Summa Cum Laude.