We would like to thank everyone who attended the Regional Economic Efforts event. We sincerely hope that you found it valuable.
Please join us as Greater Spokane Incorporated President and CEO, Steve Stevens, presents an update on their 2015 strategic plan. Hear about current legislative priorities, economic development efforts for our region and other projects and initiatives that impact our community.
Steve Stevens took over as the President and CEO of Greater Spokane Incorporated on July 1, 2014. In that role, Stevens oversees a 1,200-member chamber of commerce and economic development organization. Stevens was previously the President and CEO of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, where he helped the organization to achieve a five-star accreditation rating by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Stevens was named Chamber Executive of the Year by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executives in 2011.
Stevens began his chamber work in 1991 at the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce when he was hired to develop a small business division. He was later promoted to Director of Government Affairs and Small Business and was a lobbyist for the organization. Stevens is a graduate of the Institute for Organization Management and the Center for Creative Leadership and Leadership Kentucky. He has served as the president of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executives and is an active member of the American Chamber of Commerce Executives. He is a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s “Committee of 100” and national Accreditation Committee. He serves as a trustee on the Association of Chambers of Commerce Executives (ACCE) Benefits Trust, overseeing the association’s 401K and benefits plans for its members.
Prior to his chamber work, Stevens worked for nearly seven years at his family’s mechanical contracting firm in Cincinnati, Ohio where he served as Vice President. He earned a Master Plumber’s license during that time.
Stevens is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. He has volunteered for a number of organizations, including the Boy Scouts of America, Dan Beard Council where he was honored with the Silver Beaver award – the highest award bestowed on a volunteer. He served as national president of Alpha Delta Gamma men’s collegiate fraternity and is the co-founder of Legacy, a young persons’ leadership training organization in Northern KY where he served as its first president.
Stevens is an avid runner and cyclist. He has completed nine marathons in eight states and taught a weekly spin class for 12 years in Kentucky. He is a musician and was a member of ‘Suits that Rock’ – a rock and roll band made up of current and former business executives in Northern Kentucky.
Stevens and his wife Marilyn have two sons – Stewart, a graduate student at the University of Kentucky, and Logan, a member of the ACC Champion diving team at Virginia Tech University.
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