Steve Castello '86

Name: Steven Costello ’86 

Major: Business Administration

Hometown: Louisville, Ky.

Current Career Position: Operations Manager of Medicare MRA

Company: Humana, Inc., Louisville


How did you first become interested in your field of study?

It has always seemed important to have a college degree and the computer industry seemed to be the best field to study.

What impact has your degree had on your life or career?

My bachelor’s degree has made a major impact by preparing me, not only for the business role, but also for graduate school and the successful completion of studies in acquiring a master’s degree.  

Was there a professor, advisor, or fellow student who made an impression on you or helped you when you were at McKendree? 

The McKendree associate most helpful was Dr. Tom Darrah, Dean of the Louisville Campus.  Dr. Darrah was always available to help plan curriculum, answer questions, and even welcome you to class, etc.  This made the classroom experience more enjoyable.    


List your professional accomplishments. 

Professional accomplishments would include earning a Master Degree, having the opportunity to teach at a university level, receiving the Patriot Award from the Department of Defense in March 2013.

In what professional organizations are you a member?

I am a member ofthe Technology Management Council for the Association for theAdvancement of Medical Instrumentation, Inc., past president andco-founder of the Kentucky Association for Medical Instrumentation,Inc., and a graduate of Leadership Louisville’s Ignite Louisville Classof 2010. In addition, I have achieved board certification in healthcaremanagement as a Fellow of the American College of HealthcareExecutives, am quoted frequently in industry journals, and have beenrecognized nationally for best practices in my field.