Steve is a deeply-engaged SVP Partner with extensive board service experience. He expands our collective skill set with significant PR/marketing/communications expertise, as well as strong business acumen, senior leadership experience, and strategic thinking skills.
Steve joined the Partnership in January 2019 and has been serving as Chair of SVP Portland’s Marketing Team, helping improve our storytelling capabilities. He also worked directly with Community Partner KairosPDX and is an active and regular attendee of SVP Portland social and learning events.
Steve’s professional experience spans many years in senior leadership at Disney, where he served as Senior VP of Marketing, Senior VP of Original Programming, and Executive VP and General Manager of the Edutainment Division. Steve has served on several nonprofit boards including the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center and Food For Thought Ojai.Steve also served as an elected public school district board member (Ojai, 2004-11). He received his BA in Economics from UC Berkeley and MBA from Stanford.
Why did you join the SVP Portland Board?
“Since I joined SVP Portland in January, I have been extremely impressed by the impact that the organization has made in the community. The unique model of working side by side with community organizations enables them to solve problems they wouldn’t have been able to otherwise. In addition, I am extremely passionate about expanding preschool education because I have seen firsthand—as a former school board member and a Big Brother in the Big Brothers Big Sister organization—how important the goal of being ready for kindergarten is. I am baffled by SVP Portland’s relative obscurity and would like to help raise its profile in the community so it could have an even greater impact.”