US Lacrosse CEO
At US Lacrosse since:
B.A., Journalism, UNC-Chapel Hill
Lacrosse Foundation Executive Director
US Lacrosse CEO, (1998-present).
If you played lacrosse, when and how were you introduced to the game?
I was introduced to the sport in third grade intramurals at St. Paul’s School outside of Baltimore.
What attracted you to US Lacrosse?
The opportunity to make a difference – in the development of an organization, the expansion of a sport and the lives of participants.
What is the name of your favorite lacrosse team (any level)? Why?
The 1982 North Carolina Men’s Lacrosse Team. I was co-captain as a senior, we won our second consecutive NCAA championship, and we achieved success as a result of a total team effort.
What’s one thing most people would not know about you?
I’m Vice President of the board of a residential addiction recovery program for homeless veterans.
What are the three things you can’t live without?
Family, friends and a good workout.
What’s your ideal Saturday?
Wake up early, make a run to the local dump, Andy Nelson’s pork barbeque for lunch, work around the house in the afternoon, have friends over for a cookout.
Additional Bio Information
After serving as Executive Director of US Lacrosse since the organization's inception in 1998, Steve's official title changed to President and CEO in 2008. As such, he serves as the chief staff executive and reports to the organization's national Board of Directors, which sets organizational policy and strategic direction. Steve is also the chief staff executive for the US Lacrosse Foundation, an independent non-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors, the mission of which is to provide greater financial resources to support US Lacrosse operations. Prior to his current position, Steve served as Executive Director of the Lacrosse Foundation from 1984 until the organization merged with seven other national bodies to form US Lacrosse. A native of Baltimore, Steve began playing lacrosse at St. Paul's School before attending the University of North Carolina, where he received his undergraduate degree in journalism. He was a member of two national championship teams at UNC in 1981 and 1982. Steve completed his playing career at the Mt. Washington Club in 1990.