Steve Crow has been executive director of the Council since December 1995. As executive director, he is responsible for overall management of the Council's central office. Steve was director of the Council's public affairs division from 1991 to 1995, after joining the Council in 1988 as government affairs director. Before that, he was staff director of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee with jurisdiction over federal energy and water policy. He also was counsel to the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. He has a bachelor's degree from Oregon State University, a law degree from the University of Oregon and is a member of the Oregon and D.C bar associations.