Mr. Guenther has more than 25 years of professional practice in facilities management for cultural, educational, and healthcare institutions. As the Director of Facilities Operations, he is responsible for daily stewardship of the buildings, grounds and infrastructure on Carnegie Mellon’s Pittsburgh campus. He rejoined the campus community on 2013 after 12 years with Aramark where he served in a national role as Associate Vice President and Vice President of Operations for the Higher Education and K-12 Education markets, providing management oversight for 120 college campuses and schools with an aggregate portfolio of 200 million gross square feet with an annual operating budget in excess of $700 million. Mr. Guenther completed his undergraduate degree in engineering at Bucknell University and earned an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business. In addition, he has attended University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business Executive Education program. He earned a professional engineering (PE) license and holds a professional accreditation from the United States Green Building Council for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for both LEED-NC and LEED-EB. Mr. Guenther also served on the Executive Board of Directors for the Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) acting in the role of Association Treasurer for five years. He was a member of the Technical Advisory Board for the campus sustainability rating system (STARS). Mr. Guenther is a recreational runner and has completed three marathons - Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and New York City. Steve resides in Pittsburgh with his wife Lori, two children and black lab Alice.