Steve Grossman


Chief Executive Officer – Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC)

As CEO of ICIC, Steve leads a dynamic and growing team of professionals dedicated to achieving economic prosperity in America’s inner cities. Steve is focused on setting ICIC’s strategic direction, leading the organization through a period of rapid growth and extending ICIC’s national visibility and brand. He directs ICIC’s efforts to secure new partners and drive private sector engagement and investment.

Prior to joining ICIC, Steve was elected Treasurer of Massachusetts in 2010 and served in that position from 2011 until 2015.

Prior to taking office, Steve served for 35 years as President of Grossman Marketing Group, a fourth-generation marketing communications firm started by his grandfather. Steve has been an active leader in many civic, philanthropic and political organizations which include former board chair of Brandeis University, former national chairman of the Democratic National Committee and former president of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

Steve graduated from Princeton University and Harvard Business School where he was a Baker Scholar. He is married to Dr. Barbara Wallace Grossman, who is a professor in the Department of Drama & Dance at Tufts University.

My Sessions

FedEx will lead a panel discussion on Global Citizenship & Diversity, highlighting its program in Memphis to strengthen supplier diversity that has demonstrated significant impact in its under-resourced neighborhoods. Along with FedEx, Steve Grossman, CEO of the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC), will join the panel to discuss ICIC’s Inner City Capital Connections … read more >>

Collaboration and Innovation: Leveraging the power of data and strategic partnerships to support supplier diversity