Stephen Bennett

Stephen BennettAssociate Director, Employer Development
smbennett@rhsmith.umd.edu
301-405-8840

Stephen is a highly experienced business development and account management professional with a demonstrated ability to manage cross-functional relationships in highly competitive industries, cutting-edge markets, and fast-paced environments.

In his current role as the associate director of employer and alumni development in the Office of Career Services (OCS), Stephen is responsible prospecting and maintaining strategic recruiting partnerships with a portfolio of Fortune 500, government, and nonprofit customer accounts. Stephen works with alumni as well as HR and corporate leaders in all business departments to assess human capital needs, navigate available resources, develop focused strategies and implement plans to help build their brands through a wide portfolio of events, products and services.

Through his career of more than 10 years in industries ranging from financial services to higher education, Stephen has developed strong skills in lead generation, proposal development, analytics, team management, negotiations, presentations, problem-solving, managing expectations, strategic planning, and delivering high levels of customer satisfaction.

Stephen is also a two-time alum of the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business (Bachelor of Science in 2004 and Master of Business Administration in 2011). Stephen currently resides in Rockville, Md., with his wife Lindsay and their two children, Lucas and Madelyn.