Steve’s forte is to help provide what most of our clients need most: money (and he’s raised a whoooole lot of it - more than $400 million for associations, issues, causes, and candidates). Campaigns & Elections magazine named Linder as one of the most influential Republicans in the nation.
Prior to joining Sterling, Steve was President and owner of Linder & Associates, Michigan’s first multi-client political fundraising firm. Steve has been a professional fund-raiser since 1978, getting his start with Michigan Governor William Milliken's reelection campaign, and has directed fundraising campaigns in numerous states for scores of candidates, caucus committees, ballot issue committees, and PACs.
Steve spends most waking hours cajoling people to write check or commit time and other resources to various causes, but still squeezes in time to bicycle over 3,000 miles per year and he is a devoted Michigan State Spartan basketball junkie.