Southwestern University Trustee
Steven A. Raben ’63
Steve Raben has extensive experience in executive recruiting and management assessment, having worked for 25 years as a managing director for Russell Reynolds Associates and Korn/Ferry International, where he led the recruiting of corporate executives, directors, and vice presidents for leading U.S. global petroleum producers, energy service companies, and industrial equipment manufacturers and private equity funded portfolio companies. He currently consults with Preng & Associates, a leading executive search firm serving the global energy industry. Mr. Raben is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and on the membership committee of the Petroleum Equipment and Services Association. He has served as a trustee of the Episcopal High School, director of the Alley Theatre, and president and director of the Coronado Club. He is a retired army intelligence officer with decorated service in the U.S. and Vietnam.
Steve received his bachelor of business administration degree from Southwestern in 1963, and completed graduate courses in economics at The University of Texas at Austin. While attending Southwestern, he held officer positions in Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity and chaired the University Honor Council. From 2010 to 2012, Mr. Raben was the President of the Association of Southwestern University Alumni, which, in 2014, presented him with its Distinguished Southwestern Service Award.