Steve Nedvidek is a native of Detroit, Michigan, but grew up in the South. Having lived in North Carolina since 1971, he moved to Atlanta in 1988.
Steve joined Chick-fil-A in October of that year and worked in a variety of roles through three decades with the company: film and video producer, marketing consultant and program manager for Kids Meal, Local Store Marketing, Retail Licensing, leader of Creative Services and Innovation/Creativity specialist.
Steve retired in July of 2018, and has spent his time on a variety of different things, including co-creating the award-winning graphic novel series, The Jekyll Island Chronicles. Book One of the series was named one of the top books Georgians Should Read by the Georgia Center for the Book in 2017 and is now in its third printing. Book Two was released at the New York Comic Con last November and Book Three is underway and will be released at the San Diego Comic Con in 2021.
Steve also currently teaches at Wake Forest University as an adjunct instructor and continues to consult and advise on corporate innovation and creativity for other clients. He has regularly taught classes at Georgia State, Kennesaw State, and the universities of Alabama and Georgia. He has also coached executives across the country, from international retailers to marketers, educators, tech start ups, and even truck drivers. He has even taken up professional acting again!
Residents of Kennesaw, Georgia, Steve and his wife Sue have been married for 31 years. They have three children, Michael, Emily and Alex and a dog, Sparky.