A family heritage of public service. A lifetime dedicated to helping others. A hard-working businessman with a sense of responsibility for the wellbeing of his community.
That’s why Steve should be your next State Treasurer.
Steve is Chairman of Grossman Marketing Group in Somerville, a leading figure in numerous charitable organizations, and a distinguished political activist who has chaired the Democratic Party both in Massachusetts and nationally.
A graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Business School, he joined his father and uncle in their family business after completing his military service. Steve grew Grossman Marketing Group’s revenues eightfold, entering new markets and repositioning the company to meet the challenges of an evolving economy. He knows what it’s like to meet a payroll and to keep a business going in tough times.
Steve was a founding board member of Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth (MassINC) and helped shape its focus on the needs of the middle class. As a Trustee of Project Bread, he helped bring additional resources and innovative leadership to the anti-hunger organization. He has been chairman of the board of Brandeis University and a campaign chair of Combined Jewish Philanthropies.
Politically, Steve worked closely with former Massachusetts Governor Michael S. Dukakis on his 1988 presidential campaign. In 1991, he was elected chair of the Massachusetts Democratic Party. He played a leadership role in Bill Clinton’s successful run for the White House in 1992. In 1997, Clinton asked him to chair the Democratic National Committee. When Steve stepped down in 1999 to care for his ailing father, President Clinton said, “His tireless leadership and self-sacrificing devotion have inspired all of us Democrats to work even harder toward our common goals.”
Steve’s wife, Dr. Barbara Wallace Grossman, is a professor at Tufts University and chairs its Drama and Dance Department. They have three sons, David, Ben, and Josh.