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Meet Steve & Lori

Steve and Lori

Steve and Lori Leveen co-founded Levenger in 1987 with a vision to provide “Tools for Serious Readers.”
"Levenger" is a blend of the couple’s last names – Leveen (Steve) and Granger (Lori's maiden name).

Steve holds a bachelor's degree in biology from the University of California, San Diego and both a master's and doctoral degree in sociology from Cornell University of Ithaca, New York. Steve sits on the boards of both the National Book Foundation and the Miami/Fort Lauderdale Chapter of the World Presidents' Organization (WPO), where he serves as education vice chair of the WPO Southern Region. He is a member of WPO's resource bureau for CNBC. Steve is also a founder of Loop the Lake for Literacy, an annual bike-a-thon fundraiser for the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County.

Steve is the author of The Little Guide to Your Well-Read Life (2005) and Holding Dear: The Value of the Real (2013). He also hosts a podcast called America the Bilingual, dedicated to educating others on the benefits of speaking multiple languages, and ways to learn another language.

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Lori graduated from Vassar College of Dutchess County, New York, with honors in history and holds a master's degree in international business from Georgetown University of Washington, DC. She serves on committees for both of her alma maters as well as for several local charities in South Florida. Lori and Steve have two sons and live in Delray Beach, Florida, where Levenger is headquartered.