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Steve Winn
Communications Director

Steve Winn is the communications director for The Concord Coalition. He handles media requests and works with the organization’s policy experts in preparing issue briefs, blogs, op-ed articles and broadcast commentary. He edits the newsletter that Concord usually publishes each week Congress is in session.

Winn also speaks to college classes, community groups and other organizations about the nation’s fiscal and economic challenges. He is involved with Concord’s grassroots programs around the country, working with the organization’s field staff and local partners in presenting public forums and deficit-reduction exercises. He arranges briefings for newspaper editorial boards and other journalists.

Winn has taught courses on the media, politics and American society at Baker University’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies in the Kansas City area.

Before joining Concord in 2009, he held several reporting and editing positions during a 30-year career at The Kansas City Star. As the paper’s deputy editorial page editor, he frequently wrote about national politics, economics, health care policy and the need for fiscal reform.

Winn has a master's degree in liberal arts with an emphasis in history from Baker University and a bachelor's degree in journalism from Northwestern University.

The Concord Coalition is a national, nonpartisan organization dedicated to fiscal responsibility and reform. It was founded in 1992 by Peter G. Peterson, former U.S. commerce secretary; Warren Rudman, a Republican senator from New Hampshire, and Paul Tsongas, a former Democratic senator from Massachusetts.

Recent Publications

'A Fairly Ugly Picture': the Economic Risks of Current Fiscal Policy
May 21, 2018
The American economy is at risk for a variety of reasons: high and rising federal debt, mounting interest and health costs, recent tax and spending decisions, and widespread complacency -- in Washington and around the country -- about the difficult fiscal challenges ahead.  
Peterson Foundation Fiscal Summit: ‘Debt Matters’
May 11, 2018
Amid widespread concern about the rapidly rising national debt, The Peter G. Peterson Foundation held its ninth annual “Fiscal Summit” Thursday in Washington to spotlight the risks and challenges that such debt entails.
Long Ignored, Pension Problems Are Mounting
May 08, 2018
The Central States Pension Fund is warning the 400,000 retirees and workers it covers that it will be insolvent by the start of 2025 and is urging them to push Congress to pass legislation to protect their benefits.