Steve Skinner leads KemperLesnik and KemperSports as chief executive officer. As only the second CEO in the company’s 35 year history, Steve joined the company in 1998, and formerly served as president and COO. Throughout his tenure, Steve has overseen operations of both companies, piloted growth initiatives and created new revenue streams.
Steve plays an active role with key KemperLesnik clients and events, including Whirlpool, KitchenAid, the PGA of America and the Maui Invitational. His past work includes overseeing clients, such as FBR and Booz Allen and their sponsorship of the PGA TOUR event in Washington, DC.
With a strong interest in community and children, Steve helped to establish The First Tee of Greater Chicago, an initiative dedicated to providing young people of all backgrounds an opportunity to develop life enhancing values and character education through golf. He is also a National Trustee of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
Prior to joining KemperLesnik, Steve practiced law and served in the first Bush Administration. He earned his law degree from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from Lawrence University.