Steve French began working for Country Stampede in 1996 as the Parking/Traffic Division Manager. In 1997, he was reassigned as the Festival Security Manager. With his vast knowledge and community contacts, Steve French became the County Stampede Consultant in 1998, a position in which he remains today. Steve has made many friends during his years working at the Stampede and enjoys “re-connecting” with staff and patrons each year.
Steve has been married to Kathy French for 39 years, and they have three children. Steve is twice retired from the Riley County Police as he returned in 2007 as “Interim Director.” He started his law enforcement career with the Riley County Sheriff’s Department as a Deputy Sheriff in December 1971. Steve now enjoys being retired, working on his farm, playing with his grandchildren.