United States Agency for Global Media

Profile photo

Steven J. Simmons


Steven J. Simmons was named to the board in 2002 by President George W. Bush and served until 2010. He came to the board as Chairman and CEO of Patriot Media and Communications, LLC, a company formed to purchase cable companies in the United States. From 1982–1994, he served as chairman and chief executive officer of Simmons Communications, Inc. (SCI). Mr. Simmons founded SCI, which owned and managed cable companies, in 1981. Prior to starting SCI, Mr. Simmons served almost four years as an assistant and then as the associate director on the White House’s domestic policy staff.