David Stephenson

W. David Stephenson specializes in comprehensive, companywide transformation through the Internet, communications, and in new economic and environmental visions. He also teaches career-oriented "Internet Business Strategies" and "Intranet Strategies" courses in the Center for Executive and Professional Education at Bentley College.

Recently, he has become a widely-quoted theorist on the Internet's role in Homeland Security.

His articles on new economic paradigms, advanced technology and profitable environmental strategies appear in publications including The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Profit, Collaboration, The Los Angeles Times, and Quality. He previously wrote the "Future File" column for the MetroWest Daily News,



Stephenson has created comprehensive Internet and issue-management strategies for companies and organizations in the energy, health care, education, development and environmental fields, and is a thought-leader in the emerging field of comprehensive "i-management" strategies. He is on the board of advisors of several Web-based startups.

His work in innovation, communication, corporate and social change has included:

• creating Internet-based strategies to transform corporations and their management style.
• award-winning public affairs, public education and crisis management campaigns in areas including the environment, energy, health care, and consumer product safety.
• advising companies on how to use cutting-edge technology to increase operating efficiency and reduce environmental impact.
• helping companies find literal and figurative inspiration in nature for a sustainable, productive economy.
• advocating SmartMass, a technologically- and socially-networked state

Stephenson has served on the boards of several environmental, energy and technology organizations. He drafted and won passage of the Massachusetts law requiring labeling of plastic packaging to encourage its recycling.

He began his career as an associate producer and writer of award-winning documentaries at WCVB-TV. He was speech writer, assistant press secretary and press secretary to former Governor Dukakis, and the Lahey Clinic's communications director. Later, he was a senior strategist at iXL and Red Sky, both web strategy and services firms. Stephenson won awards for New England's best campaigns of the year in public affairs, politics, and crisis management. He earned a B.A. from Haverford College, and a M.A. from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University, where he was a University Fellow.