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Meet Board Member Steve Brandes

As a native of Amherst, Ohio, Steve enjoys a diverse background that ranges from traveling to Russia as a student ambassador to a pre-sports career as a professional archaeologist. Steve obtained a liberal arts degree from the College of Wooster and then attended Game Face Executive Academy, a leading international sports sales training and placement firm in Portland, Oregon. Steve spent 14 seasons in Boise, Idaho with the Idaho Stampede NBA Development League front office in which he spent 10 of those as President. He was recognized as an Accomplished Under 40 honoree by the Idaho Business Review. He also helped run the Idaho Stampede Community Foundation which received the 2014 Most Outstanding Foundation award by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. He has served on the Epilepsy Foundation of Idaho and the Idaho Non-Profit Center boards. Steve was most recently named the 2017-18 NBA G League Executive of the Year. One of his passions is to positively impact the community in which we work and play by leveraging the power of sports to make our community a better place to live. He is extremely excited to start positively influencing the youth and families of the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh. He currently resides Oshkosh, Wisconsin with his wife, Nina and two children, Eliana & Mark.