Co-founder and former CEO, The Levenger Company
Delray Beach, FL

LeveenSteve Leveen is the Co-founder and former CEO of Levenger, a consumer products company focused on readers. While at Levenger, Steve authored two books, The Little Guide to Your Well-Read Life (2005) and Holding Dear: The Value of the Real (2013). He also established a specialty-publishing imprint, Levenger Press, which publishes books in partnership with the Library of Congress, the New York Public Library, and the Churchill College Archives, Cambridge.

His forthcoming book, The Last of the Monolinguals, grew out of his experiences studying Spanish, and the belief that native English speakers have much to gain by embracing multilingualism.

Steve serves in various education roles for the Young Presidents’ Organization, an international group of approximately 23,000 CEOs, whose mission is to create better leaders through lifelong education and idea exchange. Steve serves on the board of the National Book Foundation and, through the Levenger Foundation, underwrites its Innovations in Reading Prizes. He joined the board of Conscious Capitalism in 2013.

Steve holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of California, San Diego, and Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Sociology from Cornell. He was also a 2015 Fellow at the Harvard ALI (Advanced Leadership Initiative) program.

An avid cyclist, Steve is a founder of “Loop the Lake for Literacy,” an annual bike-a-thon fundraiser for the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County, Florida. Steve and his wife, Lori have two grown sons.
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