Steve Schloss

Chief People Officer, United States Golf Association (USGA)

Steve is an accomplished senior HR executive, trusted advisor, influencer, and progressive leader who has built, scaled, and transformed a wide range of global organizations and cultures. He brings a unique blend of context, skills, and insights gained from his leadership roles in non-profit and sports management, software, digital and traditional media, financial services, IT consulting, executive search and retail. He is also a dedicated volunteer, mentor and connector.

Steve is currently Chief People Officer for the United States Golf Association (USGA), who oversee the game of golf through professional and amateur championships, governance and services to facilities and golfers worldwide. He is leading the organization through an intentional transformation aligned with their strategy and core values to lead, serve and inspire. He also serves as an industry change agent focused on developing the next and more diverse generation of leaders and volunteers and driving cross industry collaboration and accountability to achieve sustained success. He is a Board member of the First Tee, Pro Bono Coach for Ashoka leaders who drive global social entrepreneurship, and advisor and mentor to peers and senior leaders on numerous issues facing their organizations at all stages.

Prior to the USGA, Steve served as senior vice president and global head of people at LivePerson, a high growth leader in intelligent online customer engagement, where he was the top human resources executive during a period of significant revenue and staff growth. At LivePerson, Schloss led a global culture, workplace and capabilities transformation, and introduced innovative talent systems and solutions that significantly improved retention and engagement. Steve spent thirteen years at Time Inc. as vice president of global people development and human resources. There, he led talent management, organizational effectiveness and diversity as the company navigated its multi-platform transformation. Additionally, Schloss led human resources for digital media and e-commerce startups and trusted brands, including Sports Illustrated, Fortune and Golf.  He also served 10 years as vice president of human resources at Citicorp and was a graduate faculty member at The New School’s Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy. Steve has a bachelor’s degree in personnel and industrial relations from Ithaca College and a master’s degree in human resources management from The New School.