Stephen joined Acuity Brands in 2009 after receiving his degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University. Stephen began his career at Acuity Brands as a Field Service Engineer, traversing the country managing controls system startups. He then managed a regional team of similar engineers. In 2016, Stephen brought his experience and expertise to the Training and Education team to develop and deliver an Instructor Led Training (ILT) course geared around Acuity Controls systems startup, programming, and troubleshooting. Since then, Stephen has been an integral part of additional ILTs, eLearning courses, and product deep-dives. Outside the office, Stephen spends the fall as a Division I college football official, being selected to work multiple post-season assignments, including the Hawaii Bowl, and 2017 Army/Navy Game. Stephen enthusiastically proclaims himself one-part engineer, one-part trainer, one-part nerd, and one-part football.