Mr. Steeves is former executive vice president, general counsel, and secretary for Emerson Electric Company.  In Steeves’s former capacity as chief legal counsel, he led a team of 250 lawyers, engineers, patent specialists in 15 countries.  Previously he worked for the Juvenile Division of the Wisconsin State Public Defender’s Office. Combining his zeal with a love for sailing, one of Steeves’s top achievements was building a 137-foot-long sailing vessel and serving as chairman during the founding of a children’s technology and maritime museum in Milwaukee - a $135 million project, while working as partner for von Briesen & Roper. Steeves remained chairman or cochairman until resigning to join Emerson in 2007.  Mr. Steeves lectures at Washington University’s law school occasionally on career development and taught a course in the MBA program. Steeves is an avid aviator and owns a seaplane.