Rear Admiral Steve Branham, U.S. Coast Guard (retired) is one of three co-founders of 3ethos (www.3ethos.com). 3ethos is dedicated to helping leaders hone their ability to inspire and their capacity to serve as stewards in critical decision-making roles. Immediately prior to founding 3ethos, RADM Branham worked in corporate senior executive positions in the private sector.
RADM Branham served a thirty-seven-year career with the U. S. Coast Guard, retiring in July 2010. In his final assignment, he served as Commander Seventh Coast Guard District headquartered in Miami, Florida. The District is served by more than 11,000 Coast Guard men and women and its responsibilities include all Coast Guard operations in the Southeast region of the United States, the Caribbean Sea, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In his immediate prior assignment, he served as the Coast Guard’s Chief Financial Officer, responsible for all aspects of the Coast Guard’s $10 billion budget. RADM Branham served six 2-year tours afloat, including 4 tours in command of cutters ranging in size from 95 to 378 feet working in the Pacific, Atlantic, Caribbean and Great Lakes regions.
RADM Branham earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Engineering from of the United States Coast Guard Academy, a master’s degree in Business Administration from Case Western Reserve University, and a master’s degree in National Security Strategy from by the National War College.
RADM Branham currently serves as President, Suncoast Blood Bank Board of Directors; as Chairman, Longboat Key Pension Fund Board of Trustees; and President, Longboat Key Kiwanis Club. He is also a member of the Longboat Key Garden Club and Sarasota Tiger Bay Club.