Steve Adubato, Ph.D.


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Steve Adubato, Ph.D., enjoys a distinguished career as a broadcaster, author, syndicated columnist, university professor, lecturer and motivational speaker. A trainer and coach in the areas of leadership and communication skills, Steve also served in the mid 1980’s as New Jersey’s youngest state legislator at the age of 26.

Steve currently anchors three television series produced by the Caucus Educational Corporation (CEC) — State of Affairs with Steve Adubato, the weekly, public policy series exploring the critical issues being addressed in the New Jersey Statehouse; One-on-One with Steve Adubato, the nightly series that brings viewers in-depth interviews with some of the region’s most compelling personalities, including artists, authors, academics, media personalities, health experts and sports icons; and our newest series, Think Tank with Steve Adubato, featuring leaders, innovators and experts who explore the critical issues, trends and challenges facing society today. Steve has also anchored many high-profile television specials including an exclusive, primetime special with US Senators, Bob Menendez and Cory Booker. Steve has been the recipient of four prestigious Emmy® Awards for his work on public television, including “Best Host,” from the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

The CEC’s series air on PBS stations Thirteen/WNET (the flagship station in New York), NJTV, WHYY and WHYY-2, on the radio on AM970 The Answer and NPR stations WBGO and WQXR, as well as across multiple digital platforms including,,, YouTube, on the Thirteen Explore app and the NJTV app. Programming can also be found online through several digital platforms including,,,,, and as well as on the CEC’s website and on Steve Adubato’s YouTube channel.

As a media, leadership and communication expert, Steve has appeared on national radio, providing political and media commentary on SiriusXM. Dr. Adubato is also a regular contributor to MetroFocus, a PBS series in the New York region and has appeared on NBC’s TODAY Show, CNN, MSNBC and FOX News as a media and political analyst. Steve has also done significant work on the radio by offering contributing media commentary on NPR as well as 77WABC and AM970, where he is also the host of the weekly radio show/podcast, Steve Adubato’s Lessons in Leadership, with his longtime colleague Mary Gamba, based on his latest book, Lessons in Leadership.

Steve is also the host of the new podcast, Think Tank with Steve Adubato: The Podcast, which features the best conversations from Think Tank, One-on-One, and State of Affairs, with additional commentary from contributing experts. The podcast explores the critical issues, trends and challenges facing our nation today. The Lessons in Leadership podcast and Think Tank with Steve Adubato: The Podcast are also available as a video series on News 12+, as well as on, and a variety of other media and digital outlets.

Dr. Adubato has served as a distinguished visiting professor on the subject of leadership at New York University and has also lectured at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, the United States Military Academy at West Point as well as Seton Hall University. Steve currently serves as a Buccino Leadership Institute Fellow at Seton Hall University teaching a master class in the spring 2020 semester. Dr. Adubato has published over 1,000 articles on leadership and communication-related issues in a variety of publications.

A much sought-after motivational speaker through his firm Stand & Deliver, Steve has conducted communication and leadership workshops for a variety of clients in the corporate and non-profit sectors. Stand & Deliver is a dynamic, hands-on professional development and executive coaching program, which Steve created to help today’s professionals reach their potential as leaders. Through Stand & Deliver, Steve developed the “Lessons in Leadership” platform to provide leadership advice, tips and tools in the form of columns, videos, seminars, as well as his recently published book, Lessons in Leadership. Columns and videos can be found through numerous print and online platforms including NJ Business Magazine, Meadowlands USA Magazine,, and, among others.

As a syndicated columnist, Steve also writes a monthly column for New Jersey Monthly magazine. He is the author of five books, including three focused on interpersonal, professional and crisis communication: Speak from the Heart, which was featured in Fortune Magazine, as well as Make the Connection and What Were They Thinking? His fourth book, You Are the Brand, examines the brand strategies of over thirty individuals and companies. His latest book, Lessons in Leadership, explores the connection between leadership and communication offering practical leadership tips and tools as well as powerful case studies from prominent leaders.

Steve has been named as one of New Jersey’s “Power 100” – New Jersey’s 100 most influential people – by and In addition, New Jersey Monthly magazine named Steve one of the top five most powerful media figures in the state, as one of the “50 Most Interesting People in New Jersey,” and as one of the “25 Most Influential People in New Jersey.”


Mary K. Gamba

VP, Marketing and Business Development

For the past 17 years, Mary Gamba has worked closely with Steve Adubato to develop customized, dynamic and interactive leadership development seminars and workshops as well as executive coaching programs that have had a huge impact on Stand & Deliver clients.

As a trusted advisor to existing and prospective Stand & Deliver clients and partners, Mary’s expertise focuses on customer service, employee coaching and engagement and the branding and marketing of individuals and their organization. Mary and Steve are a dynamic team who understand the needs of their clients and respond to those needs consistently. Long-time Stand & Deliver friend and author Jack Mitchell wrote a wonderful book “Hug Your Customers” and that “hugging” philosophy of exceptional customer service is what drives Mary every day.

 Mary works hand in hand with Stand & Deliver clients on every aspect of seminar and workshop logistics as well as developing customized executive coaching plans for our clients. Click here to see what just some Stand & Deliver clients say about Mary Gamba and her attention to detail.