Steven Martinez is the executive director for the York County SPCA. Steven oversees a staff of 55 employees, an operating budget of more than $3.5 million and a 20,000-square-foot building that house in excess of 90 dogs, 320 cats, 50 small animals, a veterinary wing, a high volume spay/neuter clinic, and lots of animal enrichment, human service and educational programs. Since Steven took over in the fall of 2019, his team increased the York County SPCA save rate from 64% in 2019 to 85% in 2021 by implementing its “best practices transformation.” So far in 2022, the organization is averaging a save rate of 91%. Steven and his team also increased the operating budget from $2.7 million in 2019 to more than $3.5 million in 2022. Increasing the organization’s save rate by more than 25 percentage points and the operating budget by nearly $1 million in such a short timeframe shows what a great job the leadership team did in overhauling its internal operations.Prior to his nonprofit management work, Steven spent the first 10 years of his career in the for-profit sector ,working in the venture capital and investment fields where he supported many technology-based start-up companies.Steven earned his master’s in business administration from Loyola University Chicago and his bachelor’s in business administration from Oklahoma State University. In 2010 Steven “thru-hiked” the Appalachian Trail. He continues to cultivate his interest in the outdoors by fly fishing, playing golf and exploring rail trials. Steven and his wife, Alison, enjoy spending time with their three dogs, three cats and five chickens.