Steve Halverson is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Haskell Company, one of the nation’s largest integrated design-build organizations, with operations throughout the United States and Latin America and headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida. During his 11-year tenure as CEO, Haskell expanded its operations internationally in Latin America and more recently into Asia; and its stock value increased 827%.
Steve received his Bachelor of Arts degree from St. John’s University, his Juris Doctorate degree from American University in Washington, D.C. and has completed executive business education at Dartmouth University and Wharton. He is co-author of two books, as well as numerous articles in professional publications.
Steve is active in professional and civic organizations. He is Vice Chairman of the Construction Industry Roundtable and past Chairman of the Design Build Institute of America and the National Center for Construction Education and Research. He is also a corporate director of CSX Corporation (NYSE:CSX), PSS World Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ:PSSI) and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida (Florida Blue).
In terms of civic activities, Steve is Chairman of the Jacksonville Civic Council, Immediate Past Chairman of the Florida Council of 100, and Past Chairman of the Florida Chamber of Commerce. He also is a life trustee of the Council for Educational Change in Miami, Chairman of the Teach for America Jacksonville Advisory Board, past chairman of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and past Vice-Chairman of Regis University and the University of North Florida. He is a member of the Jacksonville University Public Affairs Institute Advisory Board. He was 2002 campaign chair for the United Way of Northeast Florida. Steve is a 2007 recipient of the Prime Osborn Distinguished Business Leader Award and in 2008 was elected by the Florida Council on Economic Education to the First Coast Business Hall of Fame. He is a recipient of the Governor’s Business Leader Award (2012), the UNF Presidential Medallion and was named Citizen of the Year by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office in 2008.
Steve lives with his wife Diane in Jacksonville. They have two children, John and Anne.