Our Team

Steve Durham

Account Director

Steve Durham serves as an Account Director at SAM. He joined the SAM team in 2023 with almost a decade of association experience in finance, operations, and programming.

Steve's previous experience includes serving as director of financial operations for Texas Osteopathic Medical Association (TOMA) since 2015. He received TOMA's Meritorious Service Award in 2019. The statewide award is granted to one individual each year, and Steve is the only non-physician ever to receive the award.

Steve graduated from University of Texas with a bachelor's degree in economics. Prior to his work in associations, he worked in the insurance industry, reporting to the CFO of several companies, including a subsidiary of The Travelers Insurance Group.

Steve was born in Fort Worth and has lived in Austin since 2004.

Partners: Texas Osteopathic Medical Association (TOMA)

Family: My amazing wife Lori and two cats—Ollie and Izzy.

Outside of work, I love... playing music, researching and writing about baseball at the professional (MLB) and collegiate (NCAA) levels, and playing pickleball.

Assessments: Specialist (Predictive Index)

What inspires me about working with associations: When I see people with sincere nonprofit passions, I’m inspired to help them get where they want to go. People and their ideas really can change the world.

My passions and skills: I try to simplify complex things using words, charts, and numbers.

Favorite SAM core value: Build trust. Life is filled with complexities and details. Although all core values deserve some level of importance, I prefer building trust for the longer-term benefits.