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Steve Shepard

Steve Shepard graduated from the University of Portland with a degree in business in 1958 and has been a member of the University’s Board of Regents since 1989. He and his wife, Donna, are namesakes and benefactors of the University’s Shepard Academic Resource Center, which has expanded beyond its original mission as a center dedicated to helping first-year students successfully transition from high school to college to its current focus of serving all students with a wide-range of support services throughout their years at the University. Steve Shepard is managing director of M Benefit Solutions, an executive compensation and benefits firm that administers nonqualified executive benefit plans. He also serves on the Self Enhancement Inc. Foundation Board and is a member of the Providence Heart & Vascular Institute Foundation Advisory Council as well as Providence St. Vincent Medical Foundation Council of Trustees. He is a member of the Oregon Estate Planning Council, Advanced Association of Life Underwriters, and is past president of the Portland Life Underwriters Association. In 2012, Shepard was inducted into the University's Pamplin School of Business Hall of Fame for his contributions to his alma mater and the local Portland community.