Richard Steckel - Author/Illustrator
Dr. Richard Steckel, cofounder and executive producer of the Milestones Project™, is internationally recognized as a consultant and speaker on nonprofit social enterprise and for-profit social marketing. He and his wife, Michele (Shelli) Steckel, conceived the Milestones Project in 1998 and have since traveled the world capturing the images and stories of more than 60,000 children in 28 countries.
Dr. Steckel has served as executive director of the Denver Children's Museum, where he introduced innovative ideas that made the museum a national model of the earned income approach to fundraising; director of E-Source Corporation, a subsidiary of the Rocky Mountain Institute; director of international programs for a Boston-based technical assistance organization; adult educator and community organizer on New York's Lower East Side; and producer of public service media on social issues. He has guest-taught on the faculty of the University of Auckland in New Zealand, the University of Maryland and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Dr. Steckel has worked extensively with many corporations around the world. Some of his client relationships have included CitiCorp, British Petroleum (BP), Proctor and Gamble, Stride Rite Corporation, British Telecom, Northwest Water in the United Kingdom and Europe and Westpac Trust Banking Corporation in Australia.