President and CEO, The Haskell Company

Steve Halverson

About the Speaker

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 ten-year tenure as CEO, Haskell expanded its operations internationally throughout Latin America and more recently into Asia; and its stock value increased 498%.

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 courses 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 past Chairman of the Design Build Institute of America and the National Center for Construction Education and Research and is a director of the Construction Industry Roundtable. He is also a corporate director of CSX Corporation (NYSE:CSX), PSS World Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ:PSSI) and ACIG Insurance Company, a private A-VIII rated insurance carrier.

In terms of civic activities, Steve serves as Chairman of the Florida Chamber of Commerce, Vice Chairman of the Florida Council of 100 and is a trustee for St. John’s University. He also is a life trustee of the Council for Educational Change in Miami, past chairman of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, past Vice-Chairman of Regis University and the University of North Florida and 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 was elected by the Florida Council on Economic Education to the First Coast Business Hall of Fame.

Steve lives with his wife, Diane, in Jacksonville, Florida. Their son John also lives in Jacksonville and daughter Anne lives in Minnesota.