Stephen Groner

President

Birthplace: Washington, D.C.

Education: University of Wisconsin, Madison, B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Clients Served: Los Angeles County Community Development Commission, City of Long Beach, City of Los Angeles, San Bernardino County, Riverside County, State Water Resource, US EPA, among others.

The greatest trend I see in the social marketing industry: Applied psychology and statistical analysis is going to become more and more important in our need to show that social marketing can have measurable benefits along side engineering solutions in addressing community and environmental problems.

Professional or personal accomplishment I’m most proud of: One Thanksgiving SGA teamed up with the Malibu Foundation to build a house for a young family on the outskirts of Tijuana, Mexico. We built it from the ground up in four days, my hands were blistered, my backed ached, but the emotion of presenting this house to the family who previously lived in a shelter with a dirt floor was overwhelming.

My greatest adventure: Being a Dad. Just when you think you’ve got it figured out, they become teenagers.