Shell Martinez’s Steve Lesher, director of Public Affairs and Sustainable Development, was the subject of Tom Barnidge’s column in the Sunday Contra Costa Times on Nov. 6. Barnidge gives the history of the Lesher Speakers Series, which Steve conceived of in 2003 and which has brought a wide variety of speakers, from politicians and athletes to astronauts and historians, to the stage of the Lesher Center in Walnut Creek.

The most recent speaker was former First Lady Laura Bush, who spoke on Nov. 7 to a packed house.

Congratulations to Steve.

— Erin

Click here to read Barnidge’s column.

Click here to read Steve’s post-speech blog from Monday.