As a vice president with NETZEL GRIGSBY ASSOCIATES, INC., Steve directs major capital campaigns, feasibility studies and organizational development for a wide spectrum of nonprofit organizations, primarily in Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo counties.
Steve brings the experience of over 30 years of professional nonprofit management to his clients. He has led successful capital campaigns, board development programs, annual fundraising campaigns, volunteer and staff development training, and planned giving programs.
Prior to joining the firm, Steve served as President & CEO of California YMCA Youth & Government where he worked extensively with the California legislature to increase support for the Y's program, including the passage of a bill adding the Y as a tax form donation recipient. Under his leadership, the program grew to over 90 YMCAs in the state, serving over 3,500 students. He has also served as executive director and program director at multiple YMCA branches. Steve also has extensive expertise as an instructor and presenter. He served as director of training events for the YMCA of the USA and regional programs.
Steve has been an active member of Optimist International in both northern and southern California, serving as District Lt. Governor and Club President. He is a Lifetime Optimist Member and has been honored as Optimist of the Year.
Steve graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from Occidental College in Los Angeles.