Steve Gladis, Ph.D.

President & CEO, Steve Gladis Leadership Partners and Senior Scholar, Center for the Advancement of Well-Being, George Mason University

Steve Gladis serves as president and CEO of Steve Gladis Leadership Partners (SGLP), an executive communications firm focused on helping leaders communicate for success. Offering professional development and training programs, executive coaching and advising, and corporate consulting, SGLP abides by one basic value-respect for our clients and our strategic partners. Dr. Gladis has taught hundreds of clients from a host of companies in the Northern Virginia Region, including Cox, Lockheed Martin, SAIC, Anteon, FBI, Justice, DEA, Labor, EPA, The Washington Post, Gannett News, and many others.

A former member of the University of Virginia’s faculty, Dr. Gladis served as an associate dean in the School of Professional Studies and the director of the University’s Northern Virginia Center. In a previous career as an FBI special agent, he taught at the FBI Academy, was the editor of the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin and the chief of speech writing for the director of the FBI, and held a number of both headquarters and field-agent assignments around the country. Dr. Gladis has published numerous magazine and journal articles as well as 19 books; his most recent book is Positive Leadership: The Game Changer at Work. A regular lecturer and speaker, Dr. Gladis received his master’s degree and PhD from George Mason University and teaches communications classes at George Mason.

A committed civic and academic leader, Dr. Gladis serves on the Executive Board of the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Directors for the Northern Virginia Community Foundation, serves on the School of Professional Studies Advisory Board at the University of Virginia, is chairman emeritus of the Board of Trustees of the Washington Math Science Technology Public Charter High School, and is a former member of the University of Virginia’s Faculty Senate. He is also a former U.S. Marine Corps officer and a Vietnam Veteran.