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02-12-2008 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #7


Title
B-1. Recognition of Bob Seemer

Discussion

Bob Seemer is a current resident of Brevard County where he resides with his wife Maria, son Jack who is a sophomore at Holy Trinity and daughter Kathleen who graduated from Edgewood Jr./Sr. High.  Mr. Seemer is a former student himself and graduated from Cocoa High where he was a basketball star.

Robert “Bob” H. Seemer brings a unique perspective to consulting and knowledge management by combining his passion for organizational transformation with his 30 years experience as leader, engineer, and entrepreneur. Areas of focus include organizational assessment, strategy development, process management, and performance improvement. As an expert in these areas, he has developed leading edge tools and techniques which are efficiently delivered to leaders, the workforce, and provider networks.

Mr. Seemer is also recognized as one of the worldwide experts on business improvement and organizational learning strategies. His practical approach to operational improvement and problem solving has helped organizations of all sizes efficiently achieve and surpass their objectives through focused and effective resource use. Mr. Seemer's personal efforts have led several major organizations to achieve total business turnarounds, winning results and prestigious international awards. Mr. Seemer is also an advocate of proactive change in the service delivery systems for children and families. For the past decade, Bob Seemer has worked with public and not-for-profit sector organizations to improve the accessibility, affordability, and quality of their services.

Mr. Seemer was the founder of Competitive Technologies International, Inc. (CTi), and has coached the executive management teams of many Fortune 50 organizations. He guided AT&T Power Systems' to its successful challenge for the 1994 Deming Prize and has helped other organizations win such coveted awards as the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the Shingo Prize for Manufacturing Excellence, and the Florida Governor's Sterling Award for Quality Management.

Mr. Seemer has written and spoken extensively for business groups and professional organizations on such topics as organizational performance improvement, industrial engineering concepts, and digital approaches to learning.He is currently a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee for the Florida Governor's Sterling Council. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology and MBA from Florida Institute of Technology.

 



Recommendation

Recognize Bob Seemer for his outstanding assistance and counsel in helping Brevard Public Schools to earn the 2007 Governor's Sterling Award.



Meeting Date(s)
Resolution / Presentation - 2/12/2008

Authority for Action
FS 1001.41 General Powers of the Board

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds

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Contact
Wes Sumner, Director of District Communications