CAUSE-DRIVEN LEADER of the month: Steve Clever
Steve Clever currently serves as the CEO at the YMCA of Ross County. Steve recently earned his Organizational Leader Certification through the CEO Bridge Program. See how earning a Leadership Certification has influenced Steve’s connection to the Y’s cause and his ability to strengthen the foundation of community in the Chillicothe, Ohio area.
What does being part of a cause-driven organization like the Y mean to you?
An organization that prioritizes its cause before its capital is one I’ve been drawn to and proud to be a part of, especially in today’s competitive culture. Our world needs more organizations like the YMCA.
What is your favorite example of how what you do in your Y role is cause-driven?
Every day, I have the privilege of working with community leaders who identify dozens of community needs, and working for an organization that has the flexibility to be a part of many solutions to those needs. Currently, we are focused on addressing obesity and diabetes in one of the least health communities, in Appalachia, which is one of the least healthy regions in America. It’s an awesome and inspiring challenge.
How has earning your Organizational Leader Certification impacted you personally or professionally?
I’m impressed by the YMCA’s efforts to onboard, train and support its employees nationwide. The organizational leader certification process has pushed me to grow and develop as a leader in my Y and my community.
Please help Y-USA congratulate Steve and all of the staff who recently earned Leadership Certification. Cick here for a complete list of staff who earned Leadership Certification in September 2017. For more information, please email email@example.com
Steve brought a background in social work and his passion for community to the YMCA in 2014, serving as our Chief Executive Officer. After earning a master’s degree in Social Work from Ohio University in 2004, Steve spent 6 years providing education and clinical care to foster and adoptive children through Sojourners. During the following 4 years, Steve provided mental health and educational support for students of the Roweton alternative school. From 2008 to 2014, Steve served on the board of directors of the YMCA of Ross County, serving as board president from 2012 to 2014. As a graduate of Unioto High School, he is proud to serve the community in which he was raised. Steve lives here in Ross County with his wife Becky three sons (Pacey, Reed and Kyler). When he’s not at the Y, Steve enjoys travel, running and playing an array of sports. He also enjoys coaching youth soccer, basketball and baseball.