Marcus Stevenson is senior manager of special projects and initiatives at the Urban Institute. He is the former director of Urban’s Office of Grants, Contracts, Purchasing, and Pricing. As director, Stevenson oversaw Urban’s portfolio of approximately 300 active grants and contracts with federal, state, and local governments as well as with various private foundations. He also coordinated the preparation and submission of approximately 400 proposals annually.
Before joining Urban, Stevenson enjoyed a 28-year career as a senior foreign service officer at the US Agency for International Development and served as the agency’s senior procurement executive.
Stevenson is long-term member of the National Contract Management Association and former member of the board of governors, and is a certified professional procurement manager.