Hometown: Bedford, Indiana
Current Job and Location: Financial Representative with Bill C. Brown Associates out of Bloomington, IN with my office in West Lafayette, IN
Years at Purdue University: 1981 - 1985
Major at Purdue University: Industrial Management with minor in Industrial Engineering
Years Active on PSUB: 1981 - 1985
Positions Held: Worker and President 1984 to 85
What are some memorable moments from your time on PSUB?
Hosting U-Sing in the Hall of Music and working with Jack McCarthy who was director at that time, weekend movies with DA or LY, painting signs in the basement, lunches and business after hours at Harry’s, Coffee Hours before football games and during Gala Weekend, ACUI conference, Homecoming activities, managing the offices of other student groups, and starting the Dale McHenry PSUBAA scholarship fund.
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How did being a part of PSUB help you throughout your career?
I was blessed to have a very diverse Senior Board. People like Jean, Kelly, Lynn, Nadine, Bruce, Mike and Pete. They were known by some other names but that will be left to another time. These people taught me to work together. To serve a common cause. We came from different backgrounds but wanted to work together to make PSUB better and make Purdue better. Such is life in the real world. There are always going to be people with different viewpoints, different means of accomplishing task and different temperaments. That is what makes life so much fun. Learn to adjust. Learn to get along. Learn from these different people.
In my work of being a financial representative and helping people with protecting and providing for their families and businesses, I have to realize that not everyone sees it like I do. Not everyone has the same priorities as I do. I must listen to learn what is important to them and find out what their goals and objectives are. Then I can recommend the products and services to help them accomplish what they want to.
You also have to learn how to lead people to help them accomplish their goals even when they might not know just how to get there. Many times people just do not know what they want or where they want to go. With my experience of 27 years in the financial service profession, I know many of the challenges and obstacles that lie ahead of people. By leading them, I can assist them to implement a financial program to get them where they want to be in 10, 20 or even 50 years. PSUB taught me how to lead a diverse group of people to accomplish much. I am blessed to have many of my senior board as friends that we keep in touch. If might be years in between the communications but it is amazing how we just pick up where we left off.
Position: General Member
Hometown: Greencastle, Indiana
Major at Purdue University: Human Services
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