A finance and tax professional, Steven Clem, E.A. is the founder and president of the Clem Collaborative, a firm specializing in tax preparation, tax planning and financial planning for individuals, small businesses, estates and trusts. He was appointed to the Library's Board of Trustees in 2011.

Clem found his career at an early age when he did his first tax return for a college roommate for $20 and soon found himself doing taxes for friends, classmates and faculty members.

A transplanted New Englander, he moved to Charleston in 2001. He sits on the State Board of the National Association of Tax Professionals and is active in several local and national LGBT organizations. He has a bachelor's degree in finance from Fairfield University.

An avid cook, oenophile, reader and traveler, Clem lives on James Island with his "furry son," Oliver.