Steve is a fourth-generation Appel to join Gregory & Appel Insurance. He focuses on the areas of Venture Capital/Private Equity, Technology and Life Sciences, and also works with many other emerging growth companies and entrepreneurs. He is a current board member of TechAssure, an organization of twenty-two worldwide insurance brokerage firms, located in 7 countries, that serve over 4,000 industry clients in technology and life science. He is also a past President and current board member of the Association for Corporate Growth, Indiana. Prior to joining Gregory & Appel, Steve worked in Southern California for a government & public relations firm. He also worked for a Santa Monica, CA-based middle market investment bank that was a portfolio company of a Venture Capital fund eCompanies. Prior to graduate school, he worked in Washington DC as the Legislative Director and Press Secretary for U.S. Congressman Frank Riggs, (CA-01). He graduated from Rollins College and has an MS in Marketing Communications from Northwestern University.