Simerson, Byron K. 1957–

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Simerson, Byron K. 1957–

(Byron Keith Simerson)

PERSONAL: Born April 16, 1957, in Salisbury, NC; son of Boyd (a telephone company employee) and Coleen (Dennis) Simerson; married Darlie Ward (a family nurse practitioner), December 24, 1976; children: Jarrett, Brent, Andrew. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Pfeiffer University, B.A., 1979; Appalachian State University, M.A., 1981; University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Ed.D., 1987. Hobbies and other interests: Astronomy, backpacking, reading.

ADDRESSES: Home—7N561 Wagontire Rd., St. Charles, IL 60175. Office—Tradewinds Consulting, 305 Ridgeway, Kohler, WI 53044. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: Writer. Arthur Andersen, Chicago, IL, senior manager, 1995–97; Hewitt Associates, Lincolnshire, IL, associate, 1997–98; Amoco Corp., Chicago, director of quality and deployment, 1998–99; Deloitte Consulting, Chicago, global human relations leader, 1999–2001; Tradewinds Consulting, Kohler, WI, partner, 2001–. Group Homes of Forsyth, Inc., member of board of directors, 1992–93.

MEMBER: Authors Guild, Authors League of America, Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society.

AWARDS, HONORS: Excellence in Practice Citation, American Society for Training and Development, 2004, for advanced leadership development program created for Manitowoc Company.

WRITINGS:

(With William T. Markham) Evaluating Police Management Development Programs, Praeger (New York, NY), 1990.

(With Michael D. McCormick) Fired, Laid Off, Out of a Job: A Manual for Understanding, Coping, Surviving, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 2003.

Creator of advanced leadership development programs. Past editor, Police Chief's Desk Reference; past associate editor, Police Chief.

WORK IN PROGRESS: A business book on contextual leadership, with Michael L. Venn.

SIDELIGHTS: Byron K. Simerson told CA: "I enjoy collaborating with others to create material likely to prove useful and beneficial to the reader. My first book was designed to serve as a desk reference of practical information and ideas. My second book was designed the same way."