Steve is an international thought and action leader in the creation of innovative models in senior living. He is a sought-after keynote speaker and workshop presenter on leadership and transformation in senior living and hospital care. He was formerly the President and CEO of Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community in Manhattan, KS — an internationally known senior living provider that pioneered and shaped the “Household Model” in the 1990s under Steve’s leadership.
Along with LaVrene Norton, Steve co-authored, In Pursuit of the Sunbeam: A Practical Guide to Transformation from Institution to Household, a book currently in its sixth printing, having sold in all 50 states and numerous foreign countries. He is also co-author of “The Household Model Business Case,” a definitive work establishing viability of this model in long-term care.
Steve is an emeritus board member of the Fort Hays State University Foundation, a founder of the Pioneer Network of Rochester, NY, and has served on many local, state and national boards. Steve also taught leadership in long-term care for 17 years at Kansas State University.