Robert K. Steel

Robert K. Steel is Deputy Mayor for Economic Development in New York City. He is responsible for the Bloomberg administration's economic development strategy, major capital redevelopment projects, and job-creation efforts. Prior to his appointment as deputy mayor, Steel was the president and CEO of Wachovia. From 2006 to 2008, Steel was the Under Secretary for Domestic Finance at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Before entering government service, Steel spent nearly 30 years at Goldman Sachs, ultimately rising to vice chairman of the firm. He is a graduate of Duke University and the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business.