Steve Bittner is the President of the Cincinnati Catholic Cemetery Society (CCCS) operating St. John, St. Mary, and St. Joseph Cemeteries in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.
Steve has been employed by the Society for 49 years starting in 1967 working on the grounds in the areas of grass cutting and landscaping. He has held the positions of Superintendent of St. Joseph (1973-1980), Superintendent of St. Mary and St. John Cemeteries (1980-1991) and the Business Manager of the CCCS (1991- 1993). Steve was promoted to Chief Operating Officer of the Society in January 1993 and was elected to the CCCS Board of Directors in March 1995. Steve was named President of the Cincinnati Catholic Cemetery Society in January 1999.
Steve stays involved at the state level, where he served as the Past President of the Catholic Cemeteries of Ohio and is a member of their Legislative Committee. Steve also served three terms for the Governor, on the Ohio Cemetery Dispute Resolution Commission that helps regulate Ohio cemeteries. Steve has served as the Catholic Cemetery Conference's Midwest Director at Large, Secretary, VicePresident, and now newly elected as Catholic Cemetry Conference's President. Steve has served as chairperson of the CCC's Program Committee for 2008. Steve presently teaches classes at Notre Dame University. Steve is also a past board member of the International Cemetery and Funeral Association. In 1996, Steve was awarded the designations of Certified Catholic Cemetery Executive and Certified Cemetery Executive (CCCE & CCE) by both international organizations. Steve is privileged to do presentations for both organizations.