Steve became Executive Director of the Norton Center in July 2010. Before that, he served as President and CEO of the National Steinbeck Center in Monterey County, California, an international cultural institution with a mission focused on the life, works and philosophies of John Steinbeck. Prior to that, Hoffman spent eleven years as the first CEO of the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science, in Sioux Falls, SD. There, he led the multi-disciplinary cultural institution's Kirby Science Discovery Center and Omnimax-type theater; seven gallery Visual Arts Center; and Husby Performing Arts Center with its 1900- and 300-seat theaters. Steve's recent professional accomplishments include co-chairing the 2009 and 2010 Association of Performing Arts Presenters' annual national conferences, serving on the California Association of Museums' board of directors and speaking at regional and national conferences. Steve is very happy to be in Danville.