Steven J. Saiontz

Steve is the former Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Council for Educational Change. Prior to assuming the chairmanship, Steve served as a Council board member and assisted with the transition from the 100 million dollar South Florida Annenberg Challenge to its successor organization, the Council for Educational Change. During the seven year Annenberg Challenge, Steve chaired the Evaluation Committee which monitored and assessed over 100 grants impacting 280,000 students, 15,000 teachers and 378 schools.

Steve is currently the President of SAICO Inc.  He was formerly the Chairman of the Board of Sunrise-based Union Bank and prior to that, CEO of LNR Property.

His philanthropic activities are widespread with a heavy emphasis on education including his serving on the Board of Trustees for the University of Miami and the Board of Ransom Everglades School.  As a devoted father of four, Steve is committed to improving the quality of education not only locally, but for all of Florida and beyond.