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Steve Schmitt, Senior Vice President and CEO at Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada – Catholic Charities Mission Overview
October 25, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Steve Schmitt is a 3 rd generation native of Las Vegas. His great-grandfather, Ed VonTobel, Sr., was one of the original founders of the Clark township and attended the original land auction in 1905. Steve attended St. Anne’s Catholic School, Bishop Gorman High School (1983) and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (1989); all on Maryland Parkway! He received his Masters at Villanova University in Pennsylvania, which is a bit further away. Steve started his professional career as a stockbroker for Kemper Securities and, eventually, Smith Barney. This led ultimately to a career in banking, primarily with U.S. Bank in corporate and business banking. When the foreclosure crisis hit Las Vegas, Steve started a property preservation business to manage more than 120 properties owned by the banks. This resulted in him eventually becoming a Broker/Property Manager and the creation of several different residential property management companies throughout the valley. Steve has always been very involved in volunteerism, particularly in the Roman Catholic Church. After serving on its finance committee, Steve became the Business Manager for the largest Catholic parish and school in the Diocese of Las Vegas. He has been serving as Chief Operating Officer for Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada since February of 2018. Catholic Charities is the largest private social services agency in the State of Nevada, serving over 100,000 vulnerable men, women and children every year since 1941.