Steve Fleischman

Steve Fleischman

Managing Member, Change Dynamics, LLC

Steve Fleischman provides consulting, coaching, and strategic planning services that support leadership and business development in nonprofits and social benefit-oriented companies. He recently retired as CEO of Education Northwest, an education nonprofit in Portland, Oregon, having led its transformation from government contractor dependent on federal funding to a professional services firm with a diversified client base, well-honed strategic direction, commitment to evidence, and strong mission orientation.

Before joining Education Northwest, Steve was a vice president at the American Institutes for Research, where he created and led various US Department of Education-funded evidence use and school improvement projects. He also provided senior leadership for the National High School Center, What Works Clearinghouse, Doing What Works, and several Regional Educational Laboratory, Comprehensive Center, and National Science Foundation projects.

Steve began his 35-year education career as a middle and high school social studies teacher. After leaving the classroom, he served as deputy director of educational issues at the American Federation of Teachers and, later, as the founding executive director of the Education Quality Institute. He holds both a BS and an MS in political science from the University of Florida.

Steve currently serves as chairperson of the Forum for Youth Investment board and as a member of the Program Designs Committee of the City Club of Portland.