Stefan is Rhode Island’s Secretary of Housing and Chairman of the Board of Rhode Island Housing.¬† ¬†Stefan previously served as Rhode Island’s Secretary of Commerce (under former Governor Gina Raimondo and Governor Dan McKee), Connecticut’s Commissioner of Education, Newark’s Deputy Mayor and Director of Economic and Housing Development (appointed by former Mayor Cory Booker), and President of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation. Stefan has an undergraduate and law degree from Yale University.