Steve Gunderson is the president and CEO of Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU). He was elected to the Wisconsin State Legislature at the age of 23 and served three terms before serving for 16 years in the U.S. Congress. On Capitol Hill, he was a recognized leader on education, employment policy, health care, human rights and agriculture issues. Following his career in public service, he was named the senior consultant and managing director of the Washington office of The Greystone Group, a strategic management and communications consulting firm. Mr. Gunderson is the author of The New Middle Class: Creating Wages, Wealth and Opportunity in the 21st Century and is a past president and CEO of the Council on Foundations.