Alumni Awards 2012: Michael A. Steinback

Steinback is a partner with Asheville-based Stonebridge Partners, an operations-oriented private equity firm focused on acquiring and successfully growing middle-market manufacturing businesses. Steinback first became engaged with the university through the Walker College of Business’ Business Advisory Council, and later as a member of Appalachian’s Board of Trustees. He has been a member of the Board of Trustees since 2002 and currently is vice chair of the board.

Steinback’s initial funding supported creation of the Student Leadership Center in the Walker College of Business, and helped leverage a $1 million commitment from BB&T for the center. He also has supported the Appalachian ACCESS Scholarship Fund, Athletics Facilities Campaign, Emergency Loan Fund Program for University Employees, the Solar Homestead, Honors College and the Marching Band Travel Fund, among other university programs.

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