Judging Panel

President and founder, Steve Haines (pictured here with Ruth Haines), was a middle school history teacher at an elite East Coast private school for 20 years. In addition to a Bachelor’s degree, he also earned a Master’s degree from West Chester University. Advantage-USA is Steve’s latest business venture. Steve is also the owner and President of Camp Concepts, which consults, owns and operates multiple summer camp programs including Big Oak & Big Pine Day Camps.  Steve served as the director of the George School Summer Day Camp for 14 years and was a Business Development Consultant for George School, an elite Quaker boarding/day school. Steve is also one of the owners of The Sports Zone in Southampton, PA.  Steve brings a vast student-related experience and leadership skills to making Advantage-USA a great and valuable service choice for international families.  “Our business is about people.  Establishing and earning a trusting relationship with those we serve.”