Steven A. Catando
Term: Dec 2019
Steve graduated from Woodbury High School in 1988 and then attained his Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Delaware in 1992. After graduation, Steve entered the business world where he worked as a buyer and product manager. He has since become a purchasing manager and leads a team of nine buyers for one of the largest wholesale floral distributors in the United States, DVflora. Steve has been living in West Deptford for 14 years along with his two children: Kristin 13yrs and Anthony 10yrs (both currently in the middle school). He is currently on the WD Board of Education and nearing completion of his first three year term. Steve comes from a family line of educators where his father was a superintendent of schools and his mother a lifelong teacher.
I am going in to my 23rd year of working in a fast paced, commodity based, and perishable industry. I've gained a solid understanding and appreciation of developing positive solutions that provide value for our customers. My leadership and decision making skills combined with international business experience including worldwide travel are attributes that I believe I can apply and utilize in our school system and community. Preparing our children for global competitiveness is paramount for us. Being able to support that goal and remain fiscally responsible is mandatory. I am extremely optimistic about our school system and the opportunities that lie ahead for us. It would be my honor to continue serving our students and community for another term.