Stephen began his role as Executive Director of Denver Metro BOMA in January 2019. He came to Denver via the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Austin. Prior to April 2015 he was with BOMA Oakland/East Bay as the Executive Director a position which he had held since January 2012. He is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) and has been an active member of the association industry since 2003. Stephen has worked for other associations in the role of training and development, conferences, membership and in was the Chief Operating Officer at the American Accounting Association in Sarasota, Florida.
Stephen has been active in all of his associations as a promoter of the importance of bringing young professionals into the membership of an organization. He is passionate about mentoring and at the Institute of Management Accountants helped establish the Backpack to Briefcase Series at the Student Conference. He has spoken to groups over the years about personal brand, business etiquette and generations in the workplace.
Stephen earned his B.S. in Curriculum and Instruction from Texas A&M University. Prior to associations he worked in the tech and financial services industries in different capacities such as training, marketing and customer service.
Being a Military Brat Stephen has moved around his entire life exploring new cities, living in 5 cities since graduation from University. He has visited all 50 states and numerous countries on three other continents. He loves to travel and participate in outdoor activities with friends. His dream vacations are the Galapagos Islands and Australia/New Zealand. He has done volunteer work in the past with the California Academy of Science, American Cancer Society, The Wounded Warriors Project, and different HIV/Aids organizations in the places he resided. He is very close with his family, which besides BOMA Austin is the reason he is happy to be back in Texas.