By Bruce Lenzer, CVS-Life, FSAVE, CQM/OE, CLA – President, Lawrence D. Miles Value Foundation
As most of you may know, due to the COVID-19 crisis, SAVE International has canceled their in-person Value Summit in New Orleans, LA and is in the process of organizing a VIRTUAL Value Summit event. Therefore, the Lawrence D. Miles Value Foundation (MVF) is following suit by planning a virtual MVF Annual Business Meeting on Sunday, June 7, 2020 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm ET. Click here to view the meeting agenda.
Anyone may participate by listening in during the virtual MVF Annual Business Meeting. However, only current MVF Board members and individuals who have donated at least $25.00 in the last year to the MVF are qualified to vote for MVF Board members. Donor members must have donated at the SAVE 2019 Value Summit in Portland, OR, through their SAVE membership renewal at www.value-eng.org, through the MVF website at www.valuefoundation.org or by sending a check to Jim Vickers, MVF Treasurer.
The MVF has two Board of Director renewals and three candidates nominated for two open MVF Board of Director positions. Tammy Dow and Javier Masini have agreed to continue as Directors for another three-year term. For the two open positions, the three nominated candidates are:
Dr. Celestine Aguwa, USA Education, Wayne State University
- SAVE & MVF Member
Joe Long, USA Industry
- Currently serving as the MVF Secretary
- SAVE & MVF Member
Dr. Arjunraj P., India Industry
- Member of INVEST
A fourth candidate, Dr. Roy Woodhead, was nominated as a candidate for Director. However, his nomination was received late. Therefore, we’ve asked Roy to be part of a committee to help the MVF. When we have an open position, we’ll re-nominate his candidacy at that time.
On behalf of the MVF Board of Directors, I take this opportunity to thank Rob Stewart and Jay Mandelbaum, our two outgoing Directors, for their years of service supporting and managing the MVF. Jay was instrumental working in the Federal Government as it relates to Value Methodology and was an excellent resource to help with the rewrite of the ASTM Value Analysis/Value Methodology Standard. Jay also served as our webmaster for our previous MVF website. Rob Stewart did an outstanding job co-authoring part of the Function Analysis Guide and facilitating the development of the Value Methodology Guide/Body of Knowledge for SAVE. On behalf of the MVF, I express deep appreciation for their volunteer contributions in support of the MVF and SAVE.
We hope to have you join online for the MVF Annual Business Meeting to hear about the exciting things we’ve accomplished this last year and plans for the coming year.
Stay safe, and we hope to see you at the 2021 Value Summit in Phoenix, AZ.