Program Chair, PQMD
Director of Corporate Relations
Heart to Heart
Steve Hower is Director, Corporate Relations at Heart to Heart International (HHI), located in Olathe, Kansas. After volunteering with HHI for 10 years, Steve joined the staff of HHI in 2002 in the aftermath of 911 in New York City. Steve was hired to manage HHI’s partnership with the Greater Kansas City United Way clothing distribution project due to his extensive retail management experience in warehousing and operations. He also gained nonprofit expertise by serving in management positions with the YMCA in Salina, Kansas and Olathe, Kansas.
In 2006, he was named to lead Heart to Heart International’s Domestic Programs and has also served in the role of Director, Volunteer Engagement and Operations. In this position, he managed the coordination of volunteers, product distribution, and relief efforts, both domestically and internationally, including the Physicians With Heart partnership with the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Most recently, he has served as the corporate liaison for the BD Volunteer Service Trip partnership, working closely with the BD staff to manage the deployment of BD employees in volunteer service to Haiti. Steve has traveled to Bolivia, China, Guatemala, Haiti, Moldova, The Republic of Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.
Steve has served in numerous church board positions. He is a past member of the Olathe Rotary and the City of Olathe’s Moss Point Task Force. Steve is a graduate of Kansas State University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Recreation Administration.