Alan Steelman lives in Dallas, Texas. He is
Vice Chairman for Alexander Proudfoot Company, an international consulting company listed on the London
Stock Exchange and is the
former President of
Maxager Technology, Inc. North America, a privately-held
software company based in San Rafael, California. Until its sale in 2001, he served as a board member
of Sterling Software,
a NYSE-listed company. Until recently he served on the board of
Aristocrat Technologies, Inc. a Sydney, Australia-based software
and electronic game manufacturing company. He was appointed by Governor George Bush to
the Texas Growth Fund
Board, a $600 million venture capital fund operated by the State of
Texas. He has served as Vice Chairman of the Board of the
John Tower Center for Political Studies at SMU, the
Foundation, The Thanksgiving Foundation and is the former
Chairman of the Dallas
Council on World Affairs. [See Dallas Morning News article:
"Council wants to change way Dallas relates to world"
From 1993 to mid-1999 he
served as a Senior Principal with
Monitor Company, a leading international consulting firm which
specializes in competitive strategy. During his time at Monitor, Mr.
Steelman split his time between the U. S. and Monitor Company's
Asian offices. Prior to joining Monitor in 1993, Mr. Steelman was
Chief Operating Officer of the Alexander Proudfoot Company, a
consulting company listed on the London Stock Exchange with
worldwide operations spanning 39 countries.
During his fifteen years at
Alexander Proudfoot, Mr. Steelman held several assignments including
Group President of the Asia-Pacific region. Living in Singapore for
eight years, he pioneered the firm's start-up in the region. His
responsibilities included the firm's activities in Japan, Korea,
Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia
and New Zealand. While at Proudfoot, he also served as Executive
Vice-President of worldwide Sales and Marketing.
He joined Proudfoot following
a successful career in politics. Mr. Steelman served in the U.S.
Congress, representing Texas 5th District (Dallas). At the age of
29, he was the youngest
member of Congress and was the Republican Nominee for the U.S.
Senate in 1976 from Texas. Previous to his election to Congress, he
had served as an advisor to President Richard M. Nixon as the
appointed Executive Director of the Presidential Commission on
Minority Business Enterprise. He also served as a member of the
President's Special Task Force on Wage and Price Controls.
Time magazine listed him among
its "200 Emerging Young National Leaders" in 1974, in a special
edition devoted to leadership in America. The Dallas Times Herald,
in endorsing his re-election bid called him one of "the best ever
sent to Congress for Texas." Texas Monthly Magazine named him one of
the top five most effective member's of the 26 person Texas
Congressional delegation in during only his second term in office.
New Times, a Washington-based national magazine named him one of the
"Ten Best Congressmen" of the 435 member body in 1973.
Born in Little Rock, Arkansas,
he is married to his wife Susan, the former Susan Seligman Fuller,
and is the father of five children: Robin Whitehead, Kim Cuban,
Allison Carter, Alan Steelman, Jr. and Alex Steelman. He is the
step-father of two: Daniel Fuller and Elizabeth Fuller.
Baylor University on a Baseball
Scholarship, receiving a B.A. in Political Science in 1964. He was
President of his class, and President of his fraternity. He received
an MLA degree form SMU in Dallas, and in 1972 won a Kennedy
Fellowship to the Institute of Politics at Harvard University for
For hobbies, Mr. Steelman
writes and speaks on U. S. foreign policy issues, particularly those
related to U. S./Asia relations. He also reads history and
biographies and is an avid golfer.