About Stephen

"Here's to the crazy ones... because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do." - Steve Jobs


About Stephen

"Here's to the crazy ones... because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do." - Steve Jobs


  • I was born and raised in the the Midwest

  • I studied accounting at Ave Maria University in Southwest Florida

  • I’m a Client Partner at Gartner, Inc. in Arlington, Virginia


  • Associate Client Partner at Gartner (June 2019-Present)

  • Marketing and Careers Lead at Ave Maria University (February 2016-May 2019)

  • Global Marketing Intern at London Stock Exchange Group; New York, NY (Summer 2018)

  • President of Student Government Association, Ave Maria University (2017-18)

  • Consultant for Beacon Fellowship for Business; Madrid, Spain (Winter 2017)

  • Treasurer of Student Government Association, Ave Maria University (2016-17)

  • Student Life, Engagement, & Operations Advisor at Ave Maria University (September 2015-Present)

  • Website Design and Online Ticketing/Sales Volunteer/Sponsor for the Sunshine State Steak Cookoff (September 2015-Present)

  • Conferencing Staff at Benedictine College (May 2015-August 2015)

  • Server at Pepper Mill & Co. (2014)

  • Staff Member at Extreme Underground in Atchison, KS (August 2013-April 2015)

  • Communications Director for the Lancaster County Republican Party (2013)

  • Student Ambassador at Deb Fischer for US Senate 2012

  • IT Director for Stenberg for US Senate 2012

  • Concessions Supervisor, Field Crew Staff, and Umpire for Kingswood (KWAA) Baseball (April 2010-July 2011)



  • B.A., Accounting at Ave Maria University in Ave Maria, FL (May 2019)

    • President’s Council Chair (2018-2019)

    • Student Government Association President (2017-18)

      • Treasurer (2016-17)

      • Freshman Class Representative (2015-16)

    • Students for Life Treasurer (2016-17)

    • ISI Society Member (2015-2017)

  • Graduated from Maur Hill - Mount Academy in Atchison, KS (2013-15)

    • Student Body President / "Head Boy" (2014-15)

    • 2014 American Legion Boys State of Kansas Delegate

    • 2015 American Legion Boys State of Kansas Counselor


Stephen Akers joins anchor Brooke Baldwin on CNN Newroom to discuss Ave Maria University students who took in seniors during Hurricane Irma.

Another first-timer was Stephen Akers, a junior at Maur Hill-Mount Academy in Atchison. Akers just moved to Kansas this past summer from Nebraska. In his former diocese, so many young people go on the pilgrimage that space is usually limited to upperclassmen. He was thrilled to be able to participate in the archdiocesan pilgrimage.

Describing the experience as “positive,” “upbeat” and “energetic,” Akers said the snow and freezing temperatures did not bother him one bit — nor did it seem to bother most people.

“People were just so energetic to be marching,” he said. “You did not notice the weather. I was out there. I could have gone for a couple more hours. It was great.”

The view from Capitol Hill also inspired him.

“I was at the very front, and I took a picture with my phone. There were people solid for at least a mile. Most of them were youth, which is awesome. We are going to win this. We are going to change Roe v. Wade.
— Stephen Akers on the March for Life - The Leaven 1/31/14

FTSE Russell (right, center), a division of London Stock Exchange Group, at the NASDAQ Closing Bell.

Student government President Stephen Akers said seeing his classmates step up in a crisis doesn’t surprise him. “We really believe in the mission of our university,” he said. “I don’t think anyone considers what they’re doing heroic. It’s just the right thing to do.”
— Naples Daily News "Hurricane Irma: At Ave Maria University, classes are out, but education continues after storm" 9/13/17
All year, we’ve been focusing on the victories of our school and it’s astounding how such a small school is making such incredible progress, and it’s just from one student who starts something and a couple people follow along - it’s a snowball effect.
— Stephen Akers on The Raven Broadcast Team - Atchison Globe 4/1/15

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