Officials for Eniware LLC, a Washington, D.C.-based provider of portable, power-independent medical instrument sterilization, announce that Michael Steele, the former chairman of the Republican National Committee, and co-founder of Purple Nation Solutions, has joined Eniware’s board of directors.
Michael Steele was elected Lieutenant Governor of Maryland in 2003, becoming the first African-American elected to state-wide office and again with his subsequent chairmanship in the Republican National Committee in 2009. Under Michael’s leadership, the RNC broke all prior fundraising records and in 2010 the Republican Party picked up the greatest number of seats in the House of Representatives since 1938. In 2012, Steele co-founded Purple Nation Solutions Inc., a public relations and strategic communications firm, with former White House Counsel Lanny Davis, and Emmy award-winning media and communications professional Eleanor McManus.
“Michael Steele is a visionary and iconic leader. He has blazed many trails in his career, and Eniware looks forward to benefiting from his wisdom and expertise,” says James Bernstein, MD, CEO of Eniware. “Michael’s guidance will be an invaluable asset in Eniware’s quest to make safe surgery a reality for the 60% of the world’s population without electricity.”
“Eniware is an extraordinary company with an urgent mission,” says Steele. “I feel fortunate to join such a vital and necessary enterprise. Eniware’s portable sterilization technology will make a tremendous impact on lives around the globe.”
A graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the Georgetown Law Center, Steele is a regular commentator and political analyst for MSNBC and has served as a contributor on Fox News Channel. He has appeared on Meet the Press, Face the Nation, and HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, and his writings on law, business, and politics have appeared in such publications as The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times. and Politico.com.