As President of the Long Beach Branch NAACP I am proud that my friend Steven Kessal is the 2022 LB Branch NAACP Veteran of the year. His presentation today at the Long Beach NAACP meeting was outstanding. Thank you for your service for our country and our community.
Steve Keesal serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Long Beach Community Foundation, American Gold Star Manor, Long Beach Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, YMCA of Greater Long Beach, and is a member and former President of the Rotary Club of Long Beach. He is a former member of the Board of New Directions for Veterans and Director Emeritus of the Board of Fisher House Southern California. In 2009 the Speaker of the California State Assembly honored him as Veteran of the Year. He served with the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, United States Army Special Operations Command in Afghanistan and Iraq. Steve is a Director of Investments with Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. He lives in Long Beach with his wife, Hope.