Stephen D. Van Beek, PhD
Chief of Policy and Strategy
Dr. Steve Van Beek is currently chief of policy and strategy and director for LeighFisher, a transportation management consulting firm. He has over two decades of management, transportation industry and academic experience. Van Beek serves as a member of the FAA Management Advisory Council, as a senior advisor to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in Brussels. Van Beek was president and chief executive officer of the Eno Transportation Foundation, a non-profit operating foundation that promotes creative, research-based problem solving by government and the transportation community on transportation challenges. Prior to joining Eno, he was chair of the Federal Practices Group and Director for Jacobs Consultancy, an aviation management consulting firm. His areas included federal policy and funding initiatives, privatization, and congestion management. Van Beek also served as executive vice president, policy, with Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) in Washington, D.C., where he managed aviation and airport policy development on behalf of commercial service airports in the United States and Canada. Prior to joining ACI-NA, Van Beek served as associate deputy secretary and director of the office of intermodalism at USDOT. Van Beek was a professor of political science at San Jose State University, and was appointed a Research Associate at its Mineta Transportation Institute. He has also taught at Washington and Lee University in Virginia.