Founder of the Stevenson Group
Ambassador Steven McGann (ret), is the founder of The Stevenson Group, an international consultancy and global security strategy firm that provides strategic counsel to companies and organizations seeking to expand their operations into the defense/security sector. Formerly a Senior Foreign Service Officer with the rank of Minister-Counselor, Amb. McGann has held several influential positions including United States Ambassador to the Republics of Fiji, Nauru, Kiribati, and the Kingdom of Tonga and Tuvalu. Ambassador McGann was posted twice to the US Mission to the United Nations (USUN) in New York and has engaged with various United Nations agencies. He has also served as the Deputy Commandant and International Affairs Adviser of the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy at the National Defense University (NDU). Ambassador McGann is a member of the Board of Trustees at Claremont McKenna College. He is an affiliate of the Center for Australia, New Zealand and, Pacific Studies, Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University. Ambassador McGann also serves on the advisory councils of several non-governmental organizations.
Vision Statement:Engagement with the United Nations was a central part of Steven’s Foreign Service career. As a junior officer in Zaire, he inspected Ugandan refugee camps near the Sudanese border. During his first assignment at the USUN in the General Assembly, Steven worked on child labor, health, women, human rights, and environmental resolutions, including with the preparatory committee for the UN Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro. Later in Nairobi, Steven worked with the ILO to harmonize labor standards in the East Africa Community. This was followed by a return to the UN Security Council to work on issues related to Afghanistan, Cyprus, and Burundi as well as Security Council reform. Returning to Washington, Steven continued working on Afghanistan-related issues, including on the Bonn Conference that was tasked with creating a new Afghani government. This was followed by a stint in the Bureau for Population and Refugees coordinating with UNHCR, IOM and UNRWA. As Ambassador to Fiji and in Timor-Leste, Steven’s previous work with the UN proved essential. Steven hopes to use his knowledge and experience to help increase understanding of the important role the United Nations has in resolving critical multilateral issues.