Steve Baird is the President and Chief Executive Office of Baird & Warner and the firm's fifth-generation owner. Baird has long worked for the preservation of open space as past-president of CorLands, the Openlands Project, and currently as a National and Chicago Board Member for the Trust of Public Land where he serves as Chairman of the Finance Committee. Baird is a Life Trustee of the Morton Arboretum and serves on the foundation Board of Lurie Children's Hospital. Baird is actively involved with public radio serving on the Board of WBEZ in Chicago for over 10 years, including serving as its Chairman for three years and chairing the Investment, Finance, Executive and Governance Committees. A 1974 cum laude graduate of Harvard University, Baird remains active in the Harvard Community through HAA Schools and Scholarship Committee and is the Co-Chair of the Harvard Schools Committee in Chicago. He received his MBA from Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management. Baird lives in Chicago with his wife, Susan, and they have two daughters and one granddaughter.