Stephen Adams

Former president of the nonprofit American Institute for Economic Research, helping people build the economic capacity to live free and fulfilling lives.

Stephen Adams joined AIER in 2012 from a stint as deputy director at the National Fund for Workforce Solutions, which helps low-wage workers move from dead-end jobs. From 2005 to 2009, Steve was the New England Small Business Advocate, for the U.S. Office of Advocacy. He has also served as president/chief executive at Pioneer Institute for Public Policy Research, vice president at the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, and as senior analyst at Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation. Steve holds a BA in political studies from Queens University, Ontario, Canada, and a MPA from Pennsylvania State University. He has served as a board director and advisor to several nonprofit organizations including Common Cause Massachusetts and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Business Empowerment Center.