Steve Ives

Chief Executive Officer, YMCA of Greater Houston

About me

Over the past 30 plus years, Steve’s passion has been to help communities grow and thrive through programs and services at the YMCA. He remains committed to the Y’s mission of strengthening the foundations of community for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

Having served in multiple executive roles during his tenure with the Y Steve currently has the pleasure of working alongside a strong board and many cause-driven leaders that serve more than 177,000 families across our many locations in the Greater Houston Area.

Through successful collaborations, executing civic engagement and leading thousands of team members, Steve has played an integral role in bringing the following milestones to the YMCA of Greater Houston:

  • Successful community partnerships which aid and foster social growth
  • 200 childcare facilities
  • Youth outreach programs and camps servicing thousands of students
  • International partnerships in South America and Vietnam
  • Group activities and social opportunities for active seniors
  • Support for refugee resettlement services
  • Leading the fight against human trafficking

Steve is a proud father, husband and community leader who enjoys outdoor activities, long-distance running, biking, and live music.

His vision is to continue to uphold the Y as a pillar in the community in which outreach and culture offer fellowship, solace, and support to individuals and families that call the YMCA home.

Steve Ives

Speaker's events

Day 1
  —  
11:30 am

Option A | Accelerating Equity

Join the YMCA of Greater Houston's team as they showcase the Impact Membership

Day 1
  —  
9:30 am

Accelerate Your Vision- Keynote Panel

Gain inspiration from a panel of trailblazers in the Movement.

$51 FREE
Accelerate Your Future

Join over 200 of your peers at our virtual event! 

Get Your Tickets

Other Speakers

VIEW PROFILE
Jon Acuff

New York Times Bestselling Author

VIEW PROFILE
Jerry Martin

CEO, YMCA of Memphis and the Mid-South

VIEW PROFILE
Jim Needles

Vice President of Business Information Systems, YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh

VIEW PROFILE
Charlie Peters

Product Manager, Daxko

VIEW PROFILE
Bjørn Bjerkøe

Chief Technology Officer, Daxko

See All Speakers