Steve's career with the Association began in October of 1997 when he became the first full time staff member of what was then just the Miami Valley Golf Association. At the time, the Miami Valley Golf was in its infancy, just beginning to provide services to the area's clubs and players.
Under Steve's guidance, the MVGA grew to over 50 member clubs, while also taking over management responsibilities for the Dayton District Women's Golf Association (DDWGA), the Dayton Senior Golf Association renamed in 2013 to the Miami Valley Masters.
Before joining the MVGA, Steve developed a strong background in golf course management. He served as Head Professional at Glenview Golf Course in Cincinnati from 1995-1997, and Woodland and Dunham Golf Courses, also in the Queen City, from 1990-1995. Prior to his Head Professional duties, Steve spent time as an Assistant Professional at Spring Lake Golf Club on the New Jersey coast, and at Manatee Cove Golf Club on the east coast of Florida.
Steve is known as an innovative golf executive for one of the country’s most dynamic associations. He is a strategic leader with lifelong interest in golf and contagious passion for the game. He is known for his dedication to promoting golf as a recreational industry and for his commitment to the proliferation of golf’s ideals.
As a player Steve has had various degrees of success. He has won local and sectional events, as well as had strong finishes in some national championships. Competing in multiple National Club Professional Championships and Nike (now Web.com) Tour Events occupy his playing resume. Steve still remains competitive and has enjoyed becoming a Senior golfer. In his first year as a Senior golfer Steve qualifier for the National PGA Club Professional Championship and also was a sectional medalist and played in the US Senior Open
Elected to PGA membership in 1989, Steve served as President of the Southern Ohio PGA from 2001-2003. In 2002 he received the SOPGA Horton Smith Award for Education and in 2017 was inducted in to the Southern Ohio PGA Hall of Fame.
A Dayton-area native, Steve is originally from Fairborn, Ohio. Married since 1992, he and his wife Cathy have two grown daughters and reside in south Dayton.
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