Steve Wellington, a cum laude graduate of Yale University, earned a B.A. in English Literature. Subsequently, he received Masters degrees from the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs as well as from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business (the latter through a Bush Foundation Fellowship). Between 1976 and 1984, Steve worked for the City of St. Paul, first as an aide to Mayor George Latimer and then as Deputy Director for the city's Department of Planning and Economic Development. As a leading St. Paul development official, Steve was responsible for such major redevelopment projects as District Energy, Lowertown redevelopment and the establishment of the Family Housing Fund. Steve has been an active community volunteer and civic leader. From 1993 to 1999, he served on the Metropolitan Council. He also chaired the board of directors for Regions Hospital, Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative and for the Midway Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, Steve served on the boards of the YMCA Camp Widjiwagan, the St. Anthony Park Community Foundation, District Energy St. Paul and the St. Anthony Park Bank. Currently, Steve chairs the board of the Drake Bank as well as the Macalester College High Winds Fund. Born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, Steve moved in 1974 with his wife, Kathy, to St. Paul where they raised three children.