Steve is the Vice President of Sustainability with global responsibilities for Sustainability Programs at Perdue Farms. Steve reports directly to the CEO, and his duties are focused on strategic direction of the sustainability program at Perdue Farms – both Foods and Agribusiness. Steve is continuing Perdue Farms’ journey of becoming a sustainable company. This is defined in our Stewardship Value – We protect our environment, ensure the well being of our associates, provide for the welfare of the animals in our care, live up to our civic responsibilities, and generate earnings for the future of our company. Prior to his joining Perdue Farms, Steve worked in the environmental and sustainability field for 24+ years. He held several positions at environmental and sustainability consulting firms and most recently was the Director of Global Sustainability for American Sugar Refining, Inc. He is currently on the board of the Alliance for Chesapeake Bay, the Dean’s Global Leadership Council for the College of Agriculture & Natural Resources of the University of Maryland, and is on the Maryland State Commission of Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities. He also built the Sustainability Professionals group on LinkedIn with over 167,000 sustainability professional members. He grew up in Pennsylvania and attended Pennsylvania State University, where he obtained a BS in Environmental Resource Management, an MBA, and completed graduate level courses in Soil Science.