In December 2011, Steve Abraira completed his master’s degree at Webster University’s Melbourne, Fla., campus location with a dual major in Management & Leadership and Human Resources Management. The very same month, he accepted the position of chief of the Boston Fire Department, the oldest fire department in the United States.
With Cuban, Spanish and Italian heritage, Steve is the first Hispanic chief in the 300-year-history of the Boston Fire Department.
Steve’s family has a tradition of public service. His father is a retired firefighter and his son is currently employed as one. Steve is responsible for nearly 1500 employees.
While at Webster in May 2011, Steve was inducted into the Delta Mu Delta Honor Society (the Lambda Kappa Chapter at Webster’s Space Coast Campuses).
He is currently participating in Harvard Kennedy School’s Senior Executives in State and Local Government program.