Steve Kohler Chief Innovation Officer for Ridge Global and Risk Cooperative. He previously served as president of Space Florida, a statewide Special District focused on economic development within the Florida aerospace economic sector. Before that, Mr. Kohler was the president of Winner Global Defense, a privately held company that focuses on military and non-military applications of aircraft countermeasures and laser-based detection technologies. Earlier, he served as senior vice president for Corporate Advisory Services for CB Richard Ellis/Pittsburgh. IIn June 1996, then-Governor Ridge appointed Kohler to lead the Pennsylvania Governor's Action Team, where he was responsible for the Team's configuration of financial incentive proposals for industrial and business expansion projects.
He holds a BA in Urban Studies from Edinboro University (Edinboro, Pennsylvania).