Denver, Colorado Chapter Gets Enthusiastic Start
The Denver, Colorado chapter of the Marriott
School Management Society held its kick-off meeting 3 March
2001 at the downtown law offices of Sherman & Howard. Many
Marriott School alumni, BYU alumni, and Church members showed
up to support the new chapter and to hear Dean Ned C. Hill
speak on the future of e-commerce in the new millennium.
"The chapter was created as the result of an overwhelming
interest by Marriott School graduates in the Denver area,"
said Robert Roden, director of product management for
Myogen and the chapter's president. "We hope to be of service
not only to these Marriott School graduates, but to all professionals
in the Denver area—creating a powerful professional network
for the members of the chapter," he said.
Creating a professional network is just one of many goals
the new chapter hopes to accomplish as it seeks to meet its
mission of catering to professionals' needs. Chapter members
have enjoyed leadership training and look forward to attending
the chapter's first annual golf tournament in September.
The chapter's officers are: Ron Pierce, president-elect;
Scott Kozak, treasurer; Phillip Brinton, director
of public relations; Trevor S. Lucas, director of membership;
and Scoty Griffin, chapter webmaster.
Chapter President Spotlights
Dale A. Curriden is president and a
founding member of the Western Carolina Management Society
chapter. Also a member of the law firm Van Winkle, Buck, Wall,
Starnes & Davis, P.A., Curriden has been recognized for his
outstanding contribution of pro bono services. Because of
his dedicated service and participation in the Mountain Area
Volunteer Lawyers program, Curriden has been nominated for
the 2000 North Carolina Bar Association Pro Bono Attorney
Service Award. The law firm he represents has made available
their executive conference room for Western Carolina Managements
Society Executive Committee meetings. Dale earned his BA in
political science from BYU in 1994 and his JD from the University
of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in 1997.
Sterling Baer is president of the Arizona Management
Society chapter based in Phoenix. He is working hard to establish
a vast network of LDS professionals to facilitate career advancement.
He has begun to create liaisons with all stake and ward employment
specialists to increase the reach of the society to the forty-thousand-plus
members in the valley. The Arizona chapter has also forged
alliances with LDS business students through the Institutes
at Mesa Community College and Arizona State University.
Baer is the hardware service delivery executive over South
America for IBM in the global services division. In this position
he is responsible for warranty and maintenance services for
all IBM products and works with IBM's many product divisions
on service quality and increasing profitability. He has served
as chair of IBM Volunteerism for Arizona for the past four
years. Baer earned his BS in economics from BYU in 1983. He
and his wife, Michele, have six children.
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