Washington, DC

Graduate School of Political Management
George Washington University

Dr. Steven Billet

Dr. Steven Billet is the Chief of Staff at the Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) at the George Washington University. He came to GWU in 2002 after an eighteen-year career in the AT&T family of companies.

Steve joined AT&T as the Director of Government Affairs for Maryland and Delaware in 1983, having worked in the congressional offices of John Brademas and Barbara Mikulski. He was instrumental in re-establishing AT&T’s government affairs presence in both states after divestiture.

In 1988 Steve moved to Brussels, Belgium, where he directed the creation and operation of AT&T's public affairs organization for Europe, Africa and the Middle East. During his tenure in Europe, he led a successful advocacy effort that liberalized and opened the European telecommunications sector. Upon returning to the U.S. in 1993, he directed the legislative effort for AT&T on GATT and NAFTA.

Steve holds a B.A. and an M.A. from East Carolina University and a Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame. His current research includes two books, The Political Dimensions of Competitor Analysis and PAC Management in the Jungle of American Campaign Finance.