School Board Member
Steve is a retired US Air Force Colonel and career fighter pilot. He currently serves in State of Alaska government as a Deputy Commissioner within the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities where he serves as Principal Deputy and second-in-command to the DOT&PF Commissioner, the CEO overseeing the State of Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. DOT&PF employs over 3,500 professionals who design, construct, operate and maintain the state’s transportation infrastructure systems, buildings, and other facilities used by Alaskans and visitors. These include more than 5,600 miles of paved and gravel highways; more than 300 aviation facilities, including 249 airports; 43 small harbors; and a ferry system covering 3,500 nautical miles serving 35 coastal communities. Steve is married to Cynthia Hatter and they have five children.
Four of the five Hatter children–Drew, Scott, Caitlin, and Matthew–are Grace Christian School graduates. Their youngest child, Amy, is a senior at GCS preparing to graduate in the class of 2018 at GCS. Cynthia has served on staff at Grace Christian as the GCS Administrator’s Administrative Assistant since 2008. The Hatters celebrated 35 years of marriage in March 2017.
Steve has pursued excellence in education all of his life. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Vanderbilt University, a Master of Political Science degree from Troy State University; a Master’s in National Security Policy the United States Naval War College, and a Master’s Degree in Project Management for the University of Alaska, Anchorage (UAA). He currently has recently served as an adjunct professor in the UAA School of Engineering Project Management program.
The Hatters are deeply involved in Anchorage Grace Church ministries where Steve has served as an Elder since 2005. Steve also participates in a variety of professional organizations such as the American Association of Airport Executives, the Project Management Institute, the Naval War College Foundation, and others.