Sam Stephens

Project Manager

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Sam joined Rise as a Project Manager in August of 2019, working primarily on real estate development projects throughout the Greater St. Louis Area. Prior to joining the team at Rise, Sam worked as a Project Manager for DeSales Community Development, one of Rise’s many partner organizations.

Sam is a native of St. Louis, having grown up in nearby University City. Before returning home in late 2015, Sam worked in disaster recovery consulting and housing development in post-disaster settings in New Orleans. His position prior to relocating to St. Louis was Program Manager at Youth Rebuilding New Orleans, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing quality, affordable housing to educators displaced by Hurricane Katrina.

Sam earned his BA in Political Science and Public Policy from Tulane University and an MS in Emergency Management from Tulane’s Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy.