February 13, 1957 – January 9, 2023
Steve Drexel was no ordinary CEO. He was an exceptional leader who genuinely cared about his employees and invested in their success. He was generous with his time and knowledge and was always accessible and approachable to both employees and clients. He had an incredible ability to remember details about conversations you had with him and always picked up the conversation the next time he saw you.
He endorsed ongoing educational opportunities for all employees. That’s why many Cornerstone employees have earned or are pursuing their American Staffing Association Certified Staffing Professional certification. He even offered assistance to former employees who were developing business plans when they wanted to start their own staffing firms.
Along with his infectious smile, he had a giant and compassionate heart. He embraced the many charities each region supported, especially ones that helped animals.
While he empowered the leadership team to run their markets, he was an enthusiastic participant in quarterly meetings. Whatever the activity was, Steve was game – – playing trivia games, ziplining, and touring haunted houses, to name a few.
He was the most honest, caring and generous human being and incredibly humble. He was a natural servant leader. It’s no wonder that he spent almost four decades in the staffing industry devoted to the noble work of helping people find meaningful employment. Steve’s unique contributions to the companies he ran and the staffing industry as a whole are undeniable. In 2013, Staffing Industry Analysts recognized Steve as one of their Staffing 100 – the 100 most influential people in the staffing industry.
We treasure our time under his leadership and will be forever grateful to have known him. We all feel the impact of his loss. He will be greatly missed.