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Stephan Adams - Treasurer/CFO

Stephen AdamsStephen Adams Adams has spent the last 27 years as President of AdComm IV Management Consulting Services in Carmel, CA. Some notable clients were Blockbuster (Monterrey, CA) Affinity Group, Inc., of Ventura, CA, radio stations WAQQ/WAQS AM/FM (Charlotte, NC), WLAV AM/FM (Grand Rapids MI), Seattle Magazine (Seattle, WA), American Clubs (Woodland Hills, CA) and ATP, publishing, Palm Springs, CA. He was also the publisher of the North American Gardner.

Adams graduated in 1983 from the University of Puget Sound with a BA degree specializing in Asian Studies & Psychology. He went on to earn an MBA from the Monterrey Institute of International Studies in 1985 and spent a year (1994) at Stanford Professional Publishing Course in Palo Alto, CA.

Stephen began his Marketing career in 1985 in Los Angeles, where he worked primarily on national accounts for Honda and Toyota Motors for three years. He then moved to Tampa, FL working for Blockbuster Video as their Advertising and Marketing Director.

In 1989 Adams returned to the Monterey Peninsula as the General Manager/owner of Radio Stations KMBY/KLAU (1989-94). While at KMBY, Adams formed AdComm IV Inc. As a multimedia ownership and consulting company focusing on Electronic Media: clients include for Affinity Group, Inc. of Ventura, CA, the Sam's Club and Coast-to-Coast Club (1994-98). He also served as Affinity's Vice President International Marketing until 1999 opening AGI's Tokyo office. Since 2000, Adams has worked with his wife Bonnie managing the Monterey County Hospitality Association.

Stephen served for 11 years (1988-99) as the board of director for American Wine Cellars, and three years each (2013-16) as the director of Adams Publishing, Adams Radio Group and Michel-Schlumberger Wine Estates.

On a personal note, Stephen has worked with youth of Carmel and Monterey in many ways. He has spent seven years (2008-15) on the Board of Directors Panther Youth Football & Cheer, serving as Electronic Media, President, Treasurer and Coach while coaching Carmel Youth Baseball in that same span.

He served on the Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Monterrey as its Youth Program Director from 1991-94 and spent two years (1992-94) on the Board of Directors Monterey Peninsula United Way. Adams also volunteered for three years (2006-09) at Stevenson Lower School, stressing their core reading and mathematics development program.


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