Chair - 2019
Chief Financial Officer and Co-Owner, Cerrell Associates Inc.
As Cerrell’s Chief Financial Officer and co-owner, Steve has been associated with the firm for more than 32 years. Steve has worked on numerous projects within Cerrell to build and refine its operations and system for accounting and internal control, and also participates in developing client strategies and outreach.
For more than 50 years, Cerrell has been at the center of California’s biggest projects and most consequential issues. Cerrell advocates for smart public policies, builds effective coalitions, and tells compelling stories that get results and drive our communities forward. With deep roots and extensive networks throughout California, Cerrell understands how to reach the audience that matters most. The key to their success is a comprehensive approach that combines the disciplines of government affairs, public relations, land use, and campaigns.
Previously, Steve served as business manager to a major Los Angeles area cable television systems owned by Century Southwest Cable Television Inc. He was responsible for the management and coordination of all business operations for the 75,000 subscriber system, rated as one of the 100 largest cable television systems in the United States at that time. In addition, Steve held several positions with Group W Cable Inc., a subsidiary of Westinghouse Electric. These positions included manager of rate and regulatory reporting, senior financial analyst, and assistant area manager for new markets development.
Steve is a graduate of California State University, Northridge, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration, finance as well as a certificate in accounting from UCLA Extension. He is a resident of Glendale and Board Chair of the Glendale YMCA.