Steven Macias, a Monterey native, serves as the Executive Director for The Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County. At 13, Mr. Macias designed a website that placed first in Monterey County’s History Day and went on to compete at the state level. At 16, Mr. Macias began working for the City of Monterey and, a few years later, for the City of Seaside in a variety of after-school and coaching positions with over 170 teams with highly respectable win-to-loss ratios. In 2008, he was the Junior Pee Wee Head Coach for the Seaside Raiders, one of twelve teams in the Monterey Bay Youth Football League, and received the Coach of the Year Award. In 2011, he began employment for the Oldtown Salinas Association as the Executive Administrator, where he worked closely with City officials, City Council members, and over 300 business owners to re-develop the downtown Salinas area. He also served as the committee chair for the Second Annual Salinas Valley Food and Wine Festival and helped launch Ciclovía Salinas. That same year, he began work for Mesa del Sol Vineyards, implementing a variety of social media strategies to drive product sales. In 2014, he returned to the City of Monterey as an Office Assistant in the administrative offices and, shortly after, joined Smith Micro Software, Inc., working to expand the company’s social media and online presence. In January 2015, he joined The Panetta Institute for Public Policy, serving as the Chief of Staff and Programs. In that capacity, Mr. Macias supervised staff for the successful production of Institute programs and events and oversaw all administrative assignments while serving as Secretary Leon Panetta’s point of contact. With his six sigma green belt and keen eye for detail, he successfully reduced staff overtime and increased event sponsorship. In February 2019, Mr. Macias left the Panetta Institute and shortly after began employment at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies as the Senior Administrative Assistant, working with nonproliferation expert Dr. William Potter on office management and scheduling needs. He was last employed at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca as the Executive Administrator. Mr. Macias served on the board of directors for California State University, Monterey Bay’s (CSUMB) Alumni Association and is the Founder of Monterey County Camaros Car Club. He was CSUMB’s featured alumni in October of 2018.
Mr. Macias holds an Associate in Arts in Business Administration from Monterey Peninsula College and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management and International Business from California State University-Monterey Bay.