Steven Zehr

President & CEO – Retired
Gavilon Group LLC

Mr. Zehr worked for Gavilon Global AG Holdings, LLC, a $16 billion leading commodity management firm from 2011 to 2022 where he served in multiple capacities. He was the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) from 2019-2022 where he was responsible for the development and implementation of Gavilon’s strategy to drive its continued success in the company’s businesses. He was Gavilon’s Chief Operating Officer from 2017-2019 where he directed the company’s operational policies, rules, initiatives, goals and long-term and short-term plans and directives.

He also served as the Vice President & General Manager of Global Agriculture where he turned around the losses the division was having to a profit of over $30 million. Mr. Zehr worked for Stratas Foods, LLC from 2008-2011 where he worked as a Vice president of Food Ingredients and Food Service and as the Chief Financial Officer. From 1992-2007 Mr. Zehr worked for Archer Daniels Midland Company in multiple capacities both domestically and internationally.

He has worked in Global Agriculture in multiple foreign markets in Southern America, Europe, Australia and China. Steven brings International Business, Strategic Development, Corporate Finance, Mergers / Acquisitions, and Budget Management to Dreamweaver Foundation, and shares the organization’s passion for supporting aging adults.

Mr. Zehr holds a Bachelor of Science (Accounting & International Business) from Illinois Wesleyan University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Illinois.