Steven Fenton joined NEFA in April 2014 as the executive assistant. In March 2017 and September 2018, Steven was promoted to Executive & Operations Manager and then Senior Manager, Human Resources & Executive Affairs, growing his portfolio to include management of NEFA’s human resources and operations work in addition to his work with Executive Director Cathy Edwards and NEFA’s Board. Now in his current role, Steven is charged with developing strategic and innovative solutions for all matters concerning staff performance, engagement, compensation, benefits, and operational issues and initiatives, ensuring NEFA’s HR and operations practices and policies reflect the organization’s values and strategic goals. Prior to joining NEFA, Steven served as communications coordinator in the Office of the Boards of Advisors for Tufts University, where he planned international meeting logistics and support for ten volunteer boards across the university. Steven received a B.A. in Art History from the University of Vermont and currently lives in Dorchester, MA.