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Steven A Brass is the Section 16 Officer for WD-40 Co (WDFC), having made three insider transactions worth more than $3 Million for this company.
Early Life and Education
Steve Brass was raised in a family that was deeply embedded within its local community. His parents took great pride in seeing how passionately their son pursued music throughout his childhood years.
He is currently a second-year Master’s student at the Eastman School of Music, with a focus on wind ensemble writing such as Loose Id and Ecstatic Waters. His music fuses elements such as lyricism, dissonance, silence and technology into vibrant pieces that engage both performers and listeners.
Dr. Williams also teaches trumpet at the University of Michigan and founded the Pioneer Valley Trumpet Guild. A passionate supporter of music education, he has served as guest lecturer at several colleges and universities.
Steve Brass is an accomplished sales professional with eleven years of direct selling experience. His passion lies in providing outstanding customer service. Currently he works for Akron Brass as a district sales manager in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington states.
He can also be heard performing with Fountain City Brass Band, Colorado Brass and Boulder Brass Quintet. With his rich expressive approach to musical performance he has become one of the sought-after performers at international Tuba and Euphonium conferences worldwide.
While touring with big bands, he performed at venues ranging from Seattle’s Benaroya Hall to New York’s Lincoln Center and was graced with performances with vocal artists such as Frankie Valli and Natalie Cole. Now settled in Beaverton, OR with his wife and two cats.
Achievement and Honors
He is one of the world’s premier solo euphonium players with over 75 solo performances annually and an extensive You Tube archive. Additionally, he is considered an innovator within low brass music as he has organized and directed six National Euphonium Tuba Conferences over his career.
He has written insightful and extensive articles on the music of Benjamin Britten for The Musical Times journal, which have been referenced in more than eight major books on him.
He previously served as division president for Americas and chief brand officer at WD-40, overseeing global consistency of business, brand and digital strategies for the company. Prior to this position, he held management roles within Europe division’s Milton Keynes offices.
Brass is both husband and father. He has two sons – one who plays trombone with River City Brass – as well as teaching music lessons himself. When not working or teaching music he enjoys running and hiking in his free time.
He enjoys traveling with his family. In the past, he was part of DFW Brass, Olmos Ensemble, Music in the Mountains Brass Quintet and Bishop Arts Brass ensembles.
Music education is central to the band’s mission. They regularly give masterclasses at schools and conservatories around the world – including China in 2021! Additionally, the group has launched online projects dedicated to music education such as Summer Winds Seminar and Back to School interviews that have assisted countless students improve their musical skills.
Steve Forbes avoided disclosing his net worth during his 1996 presidential run, but it is estimated at $439 Million from Forbes Media. Forbes Media Editor-in-Chief Steve Forbes advocates for pro-business policies and supports conservative candidates.
He amassed his fortune through inheriting his namesake magazine and turning it into an online publishing empire. Although once considering running for president himself, he now supports right-leaning candidates instead.
Langer has pioneered numerous groundbreaking innovations, including an mRNA flu vaccine and cancer drugs that assisted patients in managing more aggressive forms of the disease. His contributions earned him the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering.