CPT Steve Herald
Steve Herald covers state government and politics for Maine Public. His coverage has earned several awards from state press associations for excellence.
He has written extensively on economic policy issues, contributing articles to both The Washington Post and Australian Financial Review. Furthermore, he contributes to the Hamilton Project at George Washington University and serves as a Visiting Fellow of the Institute for International Economic Policy.
Early Life and Education
He developed his own style and sensibility, drawing inspiration from English Romantics and French Symbolists while crafting poetry brimming with light and color that rivaled Impressionist paintings. His verse was exotic yet whimsical – an exquisite example of poetic invention!
He was appointed the inaugural Knight Chair in Journalism specializing in data reporting at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, receiving awards such as IRE, Goldsmith and George Polk for his efforts. Additionally, he served as columnist, science editor, aviation writer and pollster for The Herald newspaper.
LeAnn Littlefield joined Herald of Truth Ministries as its Business Manager in February 2022, having previously worked at Action Career Training and Hat Creek Carriers both based out of Abilene. She holds an accounting degree from Abilene Christian University.
Steve currently serves as CEO of the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, the nation’s foremost organization supporting and honoring military caregivers. Additionally, he sits on the Board of PsychArmor – a national non-profit dedicated to helping veterans understand PTSD/TBI symptoms while supporting service members – both of which he chairs as CEO.
John has written for various publications including Durham Herald-Sun and Raleigh News & Observer and was the winner of both beat reporting and explanatory journalism categories of Associated Press National Writing Contest. Additionally, John has covered Duke University athletics as well as South Carolina General Assembly proceedings.
Last week, Afford was the focal point of the Disability Royal Commission hearing and former CEO Steven Herald was harshly criticized by commissioners for his insensitive treatment of vulnerable clients.
Achievement and Honors
CPT Herald served as both treatment platoon leader and executive officer before graduating from AMEDD basic Officer Leader Course. He earned multiple awards and medals such as Army Commendation Medal (1 OLC), Army Achievement Medals (2 OLCs), Joint Meritorious Unit award, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2CSs) and Global War on Terrorism Service ribbon.
He offers courses to young people, women, blind and sensory-impaired individuals and those with learning disabilities. Winning the Professional Services Award would be an incredible honor both personally and for transgender community as a whole.
When not reporting, he enjoys travelling with his family and running. Additionally, he likes designing T-shirts with his son Connor and playing Nerf wars with Preston before teaching Claire how to ride her bicycle.
Steve enjoyed helping others. No matter who it was or whether they were friends or strangers; Steve always found joy in giving aid. For instance, he once assisted a woman who had become paraplegic following an accident, helping her regain control of her legs.
He contributed opinions pieces for various outlets, such as the Washington Post and Australian Financial Review. Known for his outspoken opinions and often going against the grain, he relished challenging authority.
At home, he was an adoring family man who dedicated much of his time and affection towards them. Additionally, he enjoyed celebrating friends’ career achievements and attending weddings, all the while being generous to them all and offering support in any way he could. His funeral will take place this Friday.
Herald is now one of the UK’s youngest millionaires despite dropping out of university at 18 and resorting to shoplifting to make ends meet, having amassed his fortune through building and selling drug development companies before venturing into music, TV production and book writing.
Mr. Crown’s experience as a senior geologist and knowledge of Solitario Zinc Corp’s operations make him a vital member of its Board. From August 1999 until June 2002 he served as its CEO while then as its President from November 1990 until April 2006.
He is also the majority owner of the Miami Heat franchise in the National Basketball Association, estimated to be valued at $770 million.