Dr. Steven Billet
- Associate Professor
Areas of Expertise
PACs and PAC Management
Steven E. Billet (Ph.D., University of Notre Dame) is an associate professor at the Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) at the George Washington University. He came to GW in 2002 after an 18-year career in the AT&T family of companies and served as the director of GSPM's Legislative Affairs master's program from 2008 to 2020.
Dr. Billet joined AT&T as the Director of Government Affairs for Maryland and Delaware in 1983 after working in the congressional offices of John Brademas and Barbara Mikulski. In 1987 Steven moved to Brussels, Belgium where he directed the creation and operation of AT&T's public affairs organization for Europe, Africa and the Middle East. During his tenure in Europe, he led a successful advocacy effort that liberalized the European telecommunications sector. Upon returning to the U.S. in 1993, he directed the legislative effort for AT&T on GATT and NAFTA. He later assumed leadership of the AT&T PAC and managed lobbying efforts for part of the U.S. Congress. In 1999, he moved back into the international arena, becoming the Washington Public Affairs Director for Concert, an AT&T/British Telecom global venture. At the GSPM, Dr. Billet teaches courses in International Advocacy and PAC Management, the core course in a graduate program he created and directed.
His current research includes two books, The Political Dimensions of Competitor Analysis and PAC Management in the Jungle of American Campaign Finance.
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
Chapters in Books and Other Writings
“The Rise and Impact of Monster PACs,” in Johnson, Routledge Handbook on Political Management (Routledge, 2008)
PACs and Congress