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Steve WhyteDirector of University Events & Protocol (Retired)University of the Pacific

Steve has spent the last 36 years in the Special Event Industry. For many years, he owned a special event production company focused on the production of large Festivals, Concerts, Corporate and Non-Profit events. Steve was Director of University Events and Ceremonies at his alma mater, University of the Pacific in Stockton, California from 2006 until he retired in 2022. It was there that he produced events for Donors and Alumni, Galas, Groundbreakings and Building Dedications, Presidential Inaugurations, Commencements, Convocations, events for Prospective Students, Heads of State and Visiting Dignitaries, Fundraisers, Homecomings, Conferences, and Live Internet Virtual Programs. Branding, messaging, storytelling, clear outcomes, meeting ROI goals and treating every event as a business are hallmarks of a successful business. Steve graduated from the Protocol School of Washington where he earned the Protocol Officer Certificate.