Steve Ayers is the Economic Development Director for the Town of Camp Verde. Steve was born in Tucson, traveled the world with his military family and grew up in Phoenix, before moving to the Verde Valley in 1993. A third generation Arizonan, he spent 25 years in sales and marketing , including being the top sales representative for more than 30 years at Charles W. Carter Co. in Phoenix. Steve brings an incredibly diverse experience in business and government, as well as eight years experience as a journalist, most recently as a reporter with Verde Valley Newspapers, which he joined in 2004.
In February 2013 Steve took the position of Economic Development Director for the Town of Camp Verde. Since assuming the job he has been working with various partners on a “Sense of Place,” asset-based economic development model, intended to take advantage of the community’s rich historic and prehistoric past, agricultural heritage, scenic beauty and 18-miles of Verde River frontage.
Steve has a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Old Dominion University.