Steven Schueth, President and Chief Marketing Officer, First Affirmative Financial Network
Steven J. Schueth is President and Chief Marketing Officer of First Affirmative Financial Network. He served as a Director of the Social Investment Forum from 1992 to 2003, and as Chair and President of the organization from 1993 to 2002. He currently serves as a director of the Denver-based nonprofit Alliance for a Sustainable Colorado. He received the social investment industry's "SRI Service Award" in 1998, and has produced and hosted the annual SRI in the Rockies Conference since 1999.
Steve worked from 1989 to 1997 for Calvert where he specialized in promoting the concept and practice of socially responsible investing with the public and press. His efforts significantly enhanced Calvert's reputation as a leader in the field, while the firm's socially screened mutual fund assets more than tripled. He led a product development group that created the first global socially screened mutual fund in the U.S. and was directly involved in launching four other new Calvert funds designed for socially conscious investors. Steve managed Calvert's national sales organization from 1994 to 1997. As President of Calvert Distributors, Inc., he oversaw the company's relationships with over 2,000 broker-dealer firms and grew the assets of Calvert's 35 money market, bond, and equity mutual funds.
Born August 27, 1954 and raised in New Hampton, Iowa, his father owned a hardware store where Steve worked, meeting the needs of retail customers, from the age of ten. He graduated from Marquette University in 1976 with a BA degree in Journalism/Communications. He has held NASD Series 24 (Registered Principal), 7 (Registered Representative) and 63 (Uniform Securities Agent) licenses. Prior to his association with Calvert, he served for three years as a major gifts officer and Director of Development at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.