Steve Mancini is a Principal at RALLY specializing in strategic communications,
brand management, and crisis communications. He joined RALLY in 2019 with
nearly two decades of work in public affairs and strategic communications.
Prior to RALLY, Steve was the Director of Public Affairs for the KIPP Foundation. He
led communications for KIPP as it grew from five to more than 200 public schools
nationwide and became one of the most respected school networks in K-12 public
Along with leading public affairs for KIPP, Steve also served as the
Communications Director for the Doris & Donald Fisher Fund. In that role, Steve
provided strategic communications consulting to numerous education non-profits,
including the Charter School Growth Fund, the Character Lab, the Silicon Schools
Fund, Teach For All, and Teach For America.
Steve also worked as Communications Director for the Office of Elementary and
Secondary Education at the U.S. Department of Education during the Clinton
Administration. In that role, he managed media relations and communications for
the Assistant Secretary who oversaw K-12 education. Before becoming a
communications advisor, Steve taught high school social studies at Concord-
Carlisle High School and Belmont High School in the Boston area.
Steve graduated from Amherst College with a degree in American Studies. He has
two masters’ degrees from the Harvard Graduate School of Education—one in
teaching and one in educational policy. A native of Upstate New York, Steve
currently lives in New York City with his wife and three daughters. Steve enjoys
hiking, good Italian food, and reading U.S. history and hard-boiled detective novels.