Steve Couture

Granite State College

Steven M. Couture, MPA, CPM, serves as Coastal Program Administrator for the NH Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) where he oversees the technical assistance services provided to NH’s coastal communities as well as providing direction for state coastal policy.  He joined NHDES in 1999 and has served in the NH Army National Guard since 2001.  Mr. Couture graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a dual major BS in Environmental Conservation and International Affairs in 1998, and a Masters in Public Administration in 2012.  He earned the Certified Public Manager (CPM) designation in 2011.

Throughout his career Steve has had numerous challenging opportunities to effectively lead and communicate, including three combat deployments.  In the public sector he has been a program manager for a good portion of his career, and has helped to guide strategic planning and program development.  As a volunteer he has served as the Chair of Hooksett’s Conservation Commission, and also served as the President of his homeowner’s association.