Kevin K. StecDirector of Special Events
Kevin K. Stec joined Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) as the Director of Special Events with in August 2013, bringing with him an extensive marketing and events background. SAGE is the country's largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBT older adults. A member of SAGE’s dynamic Development team, Kevin oversees the fundraising, ideation, creation and execution of all of SAGE’s special events which include the annual SAGE Awards & Gala as well as the ever popular Toys party in December at Chelsea Piers.
Prior to SAGE, Kevin was a Senior Marketing and Events Manager at Here Media (The Advocate, OUT Magazine, Gay.com, Here TV). It is here where he created, developed and executed 360 integrated marketing projects with such advertisers as Wells Fargo, American Express, Lexus, Subaru, Buick, Ketel One, Skyy, and AT&T. He also served as the lead on all Here Media events which include: OUT100, The OUT Hollywood Fashion Week Party and the annual OUT Magazine Pride party. In 2012, Kevin created and produced the first revenue generating Pride Party for OUT Magazine ever and in 2013, grew the Pride Party’s revenue to 6X more than the previous year with 7 different sponsors.
Before Here Media, Kevin also worked in marketing and events at ION Media Networks (owner of ION Television) where he project managed a guerilla stunt building the Guinness Book of World Records largest cardboard box in the middle of Times Square as well as MTV Networks. At MTV Networks, he worked closely on the launch of Logo (the first GLBT 24/7 TV network) in 2005 helping expand the network across the nation by doubling its distribution. Along with his team, Kevin went around and threw consumer events around the country raising awareness about the network, talked to local non-profit organizations, encouraged local officials to write letters and created presentations for cable operators who would ultimately distribute the network. He also successfully implemented one of Logo’s first Video on Demand (VOD) initiatives that surrounded a Presidential Forum discussing LGBT issues with Democratic candidates including Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John Edwards. This was the first time Presidential candidates talked about LGBT issues in one forum and was televised and streamed on Logo. Kevin produced a promotion that garnered over 2 million dollars in media value for the network.
Kevin has received his master’s degree in media ecology from New York University where he interned with then New York Senator Hillary Rodham and received his bachelor’s degree in Communications from New York University, where he graduated magna cum laude and was recipient of the New York University’s Founder’s Day Award.