Executive Director of Corporate Development
Bio: Dubbed the “Stick & Ball Guy” by Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca CEO Gill Campbell, Steve spent his first 10 years after college in the baseball industry with the San Francisco Giants organization where he honed his skills and talents in sports marketing, corporate sponsorships, and strategic business marketing practices.
In 2000 was hired by MGO Marketing Group in Lafayette, Calif. to help manage the opening of three new AAA minor-league baseball stadiums in Sacramento and Fresno, Calif., and Albuquerque, NM.
As the account manager for Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Raceway at MGO, helped secure the Raceway’s current Naming Rights partnership with Mazda North America.
In the fall of 2002, left MGO to join Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca full time where he oversees all Raceway sponsorships and corporate development for the track’s annual five major motorsports events.
Hometown: Hometown: Livermore, Calif.
College: San Jose State
Favorite Racing Series: MotoGP
Favorite Racer: Wayne Rainey
Favorite Sport Activities: Coaching my kids in soccer and softball
First Time You Realized You Like Racing: Standing on the grid at the 2005 Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix
Favorite Book: Wild & Outside
Favorite movie: Gladiator
Favorite music: U2, Led Zepplin and David Lee Roth’s Van Halen
Hobbies: Playing sports with my kids
Something no one else knows about you: I own three baseball championship rings