Steven Heffner

Steven Heffner is currently the Managing Director, Publications, for IEEE, where he is responsible for the strategic vision and general operations of the Institute’s portfolio of learned journals, books (through IEEE Press), and magazines, including Spectrum and The Institute.  Steven and the publications leadership team work with IEEE’s volunteers to advance the IEEE’s science-based humanitarian objectives, meet the practical needs of researchers and engineers in academia and industry, and uphold the highest standards of scholarly integrity.

Before joining IEEE in 2020, Steven was Vice President of Product Strategy at Wolters Kluwer Health, with direct responsibility for the Lippincott line of journals in medicine and nursing, the medical education and practice book portfolio, the institutional research platform Ovid, and other digital solutions for education, medical practice, and industry. 

Prior to joining Wolters Kluwer in 2014, Steven held various editorial and management positions in business, trade, and policy publishing, including 7 years at the helm of Simba Information, a leading research and advisory firm to the publishing industry, particularly the STM sector. 

Steven has served on the Executive Council of the Professional & Scholarly Publishing (PSP) Division of the American Association of Publishers, on the board of the scholarly dark archive CLOCKSS, and as the co-chair of the PROSE Awards for excellence in scholarly and professional publishing for which he is still a judge.