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 education.
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.