Program Director / Learning Facilitator of Sophia Transformative Leadership Partners
In August 2019, Steve Thiry joins Sophia as Program Director and Learning Facilitator. He is a graduate of Lakeland University with a Bachelors of Business Administration degree, Northwesten University School of Police Staff and Command and attained Certified Public Manager certification through UW-Madison. Steve comes to Sophia from the Fond du Lac Police Department where he recently retired after 27 years as the Assistant Police Chief. Steve began his career in 1992 as a Police Officer, then was promoted up through the department – holding the ranks of Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain and eventually Assistant Chief of Police. He held the Assistant Chief’s position since 2013, and has served as the leader of the administrative branch of the department, which put him in charge of several key department functions, including personnel, hiring, training, budget and policy development and implementation including project manager for the Public Safety Training facility. Steve will bring his years of organizational leadership experience, development of leadership training programs and his personal modeling of servant leadership to his role in Sophia. When not at work, Steve enjoys spending time with family, friends and with nature in northern Wisconsin.