“The business of business can no longer just be business. Everything is now personal; the business of business is therefore society. Mission and margin, profit and principle, success and significance are now inextricably linked. In the fused world, how we behave, how we operate, how we govern, and how we relate to people and communities matters more than ever. Going forward, businesses are going to compete on trust, on responsibility, and on creating and maintaining deep relationships with their stakeholders rooted in shared truths and values.”
Stephanie Graves is currently CEO and President of the Lee Andrews Group, a Los Angeles-based Public Affairs/Public Relations firm that works with state agencies, counties, developers and municipalities. She has managed diverse communications and planning programs for numerous large-scale and high-profile land-use projects across all phases of project development, including long-range planning, feasibility studies, alternatives analysis, environmental studies, final design and engineering and construction. Her experience covers Southern California as well as statewide programs. Stephanie has first-hand experience working with clients on strategic decision-making, creative outreach applications and issue resolution. Specifically, through the course of her project experience, she has become an expert in providing strategic counsel on communications programs throughout the project development process.
Since 2013 Stephanie has helped guide the growth and direction of the firm. Before that, she spent 20 years as President to a political consulting and fundraising firm and helped many California local, state and federal elected officials into office.
Stephanie also has built a reputation for her extensive work in environmental and social justice issues by tackling and empowering pollution-burden communities through outreach programs.
Her education includes a B.A. and J.D. from the University of Southern California. Stephanie sits on the boards of the Central City Association of Los Angeles as Board Chair, Vision to Learn, Step Up Tutoring and Water UCI. Stephanie also serves on the board of the Steinberg Institute, a Sacramento based organization that seeks to raise the profile and increase the effectiveness of mental health policy-making in California.