Steve Bartlett has over thirty years of experience in public policy. His most notable positions include President and CEO of the Financial Services Roundtable in Washington, DC, Mayor of Dallas, and member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
In 1990, Representative Bartlett was one of the principal authors of the Americans with Disabilities Act. During the 1980’s he sponsored a half dozen other major disability-related acts designed to improve independence for persons with disabilities. Those included technology, supported employment, Section 1619 permanent status, vocational rehab reform, and early childhood intervention.
From 1999 – 2012, Steve was the President and CEO of The Financial Services Roundtable, a trade association representing 100 of the largest integrated financial services companies.
During his service as Mayor of Dallas from 1991-1995, Steve led Dallas to reduce violent crime, adopt a $5 billion capital improvements plan, and achieve significant economic revitalization, a downtown renaissance, and 30,000 new downtown residential units.
Steve has provided a leadership role to a number of nonprofit organizations including Easter Seals of Greater Washington DC. He also served on the President’s Commission on Excellence in Special Education.
Steve graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1971.
He has been happily married to Gail Coke Bartlett since 1969 and they are parents of three excellent children, and grandparents of seven beautiful grandchildren.
Steve is an active adventure traveler, most recently Mt. Kilimanjaro in 2011 and Mt. Blanc Circuit in 2012. His 2010 Marine Corps Marathon time was 5:29.