Steve Lesher manager
Jan 20, 2011
I’m Steve Lesher and I am the manager of Public Affairs and Sustainable Development for Shell Martinez. I am a proud Contra Costa native, and I have worked for Shell Martinez for nearly a decade managing the refinery’s public affairs department, outreach and social investment programs. I am most proud of starting the annual Shell Martinez 5k Run for Education, which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Martinez schools.
Before working at Shell, I served as chief of staff for California State Assemblywoman Lynne Leach, who represented parts of the East Bay in the state Legislature. I also served as a gubernatorial appointee to the California Postsecondary Education Commission. I am a member of the Martinez Rotary Club, and I sit on the boards of the Contra Costa Council, the East Bay Regional Parks Foundation and the Dean & Margaret Lesher Foundation.
In my non-Shell time, I produce a speaker series, which brings a wide range of world leaders, entertainers and other subject matter experts to the East Bay for interactive lectures. I am a proud graduate of the University of Southern California (Fight On!), who is married to an equally devoted Cal Bear. I’m also an avid reader, a lover of documentary films and a passionate fan of the Oakland A’s (Let’s-Go-Oak-land!).
The most important part of my job at Shell is interacting with our neighbors and ensuring that Shell is a valued member of the community. I love hearing feedback from our neighbors, working with community groups and representing the refinery in any way I can. Don’t ever hesitate to pop me a note or stop me on the street if you ever have a question.
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Many of the 700 Refinery employees (and hundreds of retired employees) live in the local area, and participate in a multitude of civic, social, church, and school organizations.
Located in Martinez, CA, our company refines and markets gasoline and other petroleum products.