Steven W. Alesio is Chairman of the Board and CEO of D&B (Dun & Bradstreet Corporation). After joining D&B in January 2001 as senior vice president, Mr. Alesio served in various senior leadership positions. In May, 2002, Mr. Alesio was named President and Chief Operating Officer, and was elected to the Board of Directors. In January, 2005, Mr. Alesio was chosen to be the CEO, and in May of that year, he became Chairman of the Board.Under Mr. Alesio's leadership and the direction of the company's Blueprint for Growth strategy, D&B's performance has had very strong returns for shareholders and has become a model culture for employees. Prior to joining D&B, Mr. Alesio spent 19 years with the American Express Company, where he was groomed in marketing and then general management. His last responsibility at American Express was as president and general manager of the Business Services Group-a unit that served small businesses in the US with financial products. In that role, Mr. Alesio was also a member of the company's Policy and Planning Committee. Mr. Alesio is the founding sponsor and Senior Advisor for the non-profit, All Stars Project of New Jersey, which provides outside-of-school leadership development and performance-based education programming to thousands of inner-city young people in Newark and its surrounding communities. Mr. Alesio received a bachelor's degree from St. Francis College in 1976 and master's degree in business administration from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School in 1981.