Steven Gooden

Steven Gooden – Phi Delta Theta Senior Vice President of Engagement & Philanthropy

Steven Gooden serves as an Assistant Conductor with Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras’ Symphony Orchestra ensemble. Additionally, he conducts for Merit School of Music’s Tuition-Free Conservatory, Instrumental and Vocal Music programs, Merit Music in Communities program as Band Director at Proviso Math and Science Academy in Forest Park.

Early Life and Education

Steve Gooden serves as the Senior Vice President for Engagement & Philanthropy of Phi Delta Theta. In this capacity, he oversees growth and communication strategies of the organization as well as overseeing its strategic plan and Iron Phi program development.

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He holds multiple Wing Stop franchises in Florida and commercial property across the state, and was an NBA player for 14 seasons with various teams including Orlando Magic. Over this span he averaged 11 points and 7.1 rebounds per game while performing extensive media work for both television and radio broadcasts of NBA games. Furthermore he holds a degree in communications from University of Kansas.

Professional Career

Gooden is a Partner at Glickstein Laval Carris, P.A. where he provides tax compliance and planning services to clients from real estate, financial services, construction, manufacturing, non-profit organizations and high net worth individuals. Additionally, Gooden is a Member of Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Clarinetist Eric Gooden serves as Band Director at Proviso Math and Science Academy in Forest Park, Illinois; Assistant Conductor of Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras’ Symphony Orchestra ensemble; music mentor for Merit School of Music’s Tuition-Free Conservatory, Instrumental and Vocal Music as well as Merit Music in Communities programs; board member of Latitude 49 as well as educational consultant to Third Coast Percussion.

Gooden is currently serving as Chairman of NCB Capital Markets Limited in Jamaica, while also sitting on the boards of Limners & Bards Ltd, Elite Diagnostics Ltd, The Jamaica Securities Dealers Association and two Junior Market companies on the Jamaica Stock Exchange.

Achievement and Honors

Gooden is an accomplished business leader, holding positions with Elite Diagnostics Ltd as non-executive chairman, chairman of NCB Capital Markets (Barbados) Ltd and board member at The Limners & Bards and Caribbean Mezzanine Fund Ltd. Additionally, Gooden founded the Jamaica Security Dealers Association as well as owning several Wing Stop franchises.

Gooden was an outstanding baseball pitcher during his baseball career with both the New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers, winning a National League Cy Young award and being selected as an All-Star twice. Overall he held an impressive career record of 194-112 with 2,013 strikeouts.

As chief of the Air Force’s Basing Corporate Branch, he provides military-level strategic basing policy and guidance for 160 installations with an aggregate $16 billion portfolio. Recently he led a team of civilian and military engineers at Altus AFB to create an innovative new civil engineer work management execution process and scheduling tool – this initiative received back-to-back annual recognition from command leadership.

Personal Life

Steven Gooden is passionate about classical music. He has performed with various ensembles throughout Chicagoland, such as Second City Winds and is currently assistant conductor for Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras’ flagship Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, Steven teaches clarinet at Merit School of Music’s Tuition-Free Conservatory and Instrumental and Vocal Music in Communities programs.

Gooden made an impactful debut with the Mets by winning and striking out nine batters in his inaugural game – making an emphatic case that he belonged in major-league baseball. This performance earned him 24 wins with 268 strikeouts over 1.53 earned runs allowed (ERA), winning him an NL Cy Young Award as a result. This success led to numerous advertisers becoming his sponsors – such as Polaroid, Kellogg’s Spalding Toys R Us among many more!

Net Worth

Gooden led the league in wins, strikeouts and earned run average in 1985; his 2.43 earned run average is still among the lowest ever to receive a Cy Young Award. Furthermore, Gooden amassed an extraordinary number of complete games while becoming the youngest All-Star Game starter ever at 21 years, seven months and 30 days.

1986 Postseason He had an eventful postseason run that helped the Mets take home the World Series; during Game 1 against Orel Hershiser who completed regular season with a scoreless streak of 59 innings!

Gooden spent brief stints with both the Houston Astros and Tampa Bay Devil Rays before signing with the Yankees midseason in 1997. While he posted respectable numbers with them, he never recaptured his form from previous years.

Steven Gooden
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