Steve Denne

Chief Operating Officer

Steve Denne is the chief operating officer at Equal Justice Works, where is responsible for developing and optimizing policies and procedures across all organizational functions. In this position, Steve manages the organization’s administration and institutional advancement staff.

Before joining Equal Justice Works, Steve served as the chief operating officer and board secretary of Evidence Action, where he developed strategies, capacity and leadership for fundraising, communications, and branding. From 2008 to 2016, Steve served as the chief operating officer and advisor to the chief executive officer at Heifer Project International, in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he streamlined and focused operations, improved financial management and planning, and invested and restructured for future program and revenue growth. Prior to his work at Heifer Project International, Steve was the vice president of fundraising at The American Red Cross, where he transformed the organization’s enterprise-wide fundraising model and led a multi-million dollar expansion of its online fundraising.

Steve earned his B.A. with high honors from Denison University and his M.B.A. from the Yale School of Management.