Steven Weiss, president of The Weiss Group, is a seasoned business strategist with more than 25 years of experience at some of Northern California’s most prominent public, private and nonprofit organizations. Weiss excels in helping clients evolve, expand and succeed by developing strategic focus, growing organizational capacity and achieving business objectives.
Prior to establishing his own consulting practice in 2007, Weiss was vice president of Marketing & Public Affairs for The Sacramento Bee, the McClatchy Corporation’s flagship publication. At The Bee, he led the organization’s branding, marketing and public affairs initiatives at a time of unprecedented growth and profitability.
Weiss served as director of University Cultural Programs at UC Davis where he chaired the building committee and served on the leadership team responsible for generating philanthropic support for the $60 million Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. In addition, he held a lecture appointment at UC Davis teaching management theory and practice. Weiss began his career in the political arena, serving as deputy campaign manager during a successful California State Senate campaign.
Dedicated to community service and professional involvement, Weiss currently serves as a Capital Public Radio board member and is the past board vice chair. He is the former board chair for KVIE, Sacramento’s Public Broadcasting Station and is a former member of the Sutter Davis Hospital Foundation Board. Weiss is a senior fellow and former board member of the American Leadership Forum’s Mountain Valley Chapter and serves on the Advisory Board for California State University, Sacramento’s College of Business Administration. In 2013, Weiss was certified as a governance trainer from BoardSource, the national organization committed to strengthening nonprofit board leadership.
Weiss has been named Volunteer of the Year by the Sacramento Metro Chamber and was given the Arts Leadership Award by the Sacramento Arts and Business Council.