Monthly Archives: October 2010

Tim Piering

With over 35 years of engineering management, engineering systems integration and project experience, Tim’s professional expertise lies in integrating people, technology and work processes.

Currently Vice President and Manager of Engineering at Parsons (Pasadena, CA). Tim manages a large multi-discipline engineering department, performing 1,500 projects for the Federal Government. Sample projects include Chemical Demilitarization of Vx Nerve agent, Nuclear Waste Clean-up, Alternative Energy Research, Department of Defense Military Base Operations and Intelligence, FAA airport expansions, Customs and Border Protection, and Department of Energy Nuclear Facilities. He serves on Corporate Task Forces for Global Talent Initiatives, Workshare, Engineering Shared Services and Sustainability Working Groups.

Prior to that, he served as Parson’s Technical Director and Deputy Department Manager, where he deployed new technology on Infrastructure projects; integrated people, technology, and work processes; and was appointed by the CEO to lead a task force comprised of the Chief Technology Officer and other specialists to determine the most suitable “Emerging Technologies” for propagation across the Company Global Business Units.

He had previously served as a consultant to the firm, providing technology adoption for the Architectural, Engineering, and Construction Industries. He developed and directed the Computer Integrated Engineering (CIE) effort which was a multi-discipline task force with the goal of providing automated data transfer between engineering disciplines and handled Lifecycle data management for large-scale P&C plants.

Before Parsons, he was president of his own construction and real estate firm, Tim Piering Enterprises, which specialized in design, permits, subcontract management, MTO’s, procurement and construction management.

In the military, he served as Company Commander and Battalion Construction Officer of the Marine Corps; and earlier as a Captain USMC with Top Secret Clearance.

His education includes: California Institute of Technology Certificate, Technology Management ;University of California, Los Angeles ME, Masters in Engineering, Engineering Executive Program; University of Iowa  BSCE, Civil Engineering; Loras College BA, Pre-engineering and liberal; with an affiliation with Chi Epsilon.

His interests: Flying airplanes and helicopters (Commercial Pilots License); Chief Instructor Integrated Martial Arts; TRIZ creative problem solving and Innovation; Jungian Psychology; and Doce Pares Eskrima.

He serves on the Board of Directors, Pasadena Japanese Cultural Institute; Board of Advisors, Global Waste Research Institute; Board of Advisors, Engineering and Environmental Science Academy; Board of Advisors, Ideation International; President’s Executive Committee and Dean’s Advisory Council, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo; Los Angeles Doce Pares; Inside Edge and Mastery Circle Los Angeles.

His professional certifications include: Certified NQA-1 Nuclear Auditor; Secret Clearance; Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional

Tim was a founding member of the Inside Edge, the parent organization of Mastery Circle Los Angeles and is currently developing ACT III.

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Linda Nusbaum Traub

A dynamic woman, Linda has combined two careers into one: award-winning news broadcaster and licensed therapist. These two modalities have given her a unique understanding of the stresses of the corporate and entertainment worlds.

Combine that with her empathic, insightful and rational approach as a therapist and you have a qualified professional with the tools to help people transform.

Linda received her Master’s degree from Phillips Graduate Institute in Southern California and an undergraduate degree from the University of Nevada – Reno.

In addition to two Emmy awards in broadcasting, her humanitarian documentaries have been honored and reproduced for teaching others. A frequent contributor to trade and business publications, a speaker and workshop presenter at national conferences, Linda also serves on the board for her local chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and is an active Red Cross volunteer.

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Joanna Savage

My first experiences on my spiritual path were learning philosophy from books on my mother’s shelf that I thought were forbidden: Socrates, Plato, etc.

Growing up in L.A., I realized my education came in fours: four years at an all-girls high school, four years studying philosophy and metaphysics at UCLA and Duke University, and four years continuing my metaphysics with the Rosecruseans.

I made my debut at 18, taking a strong interest in the arts. I studied etiquette and modeling for four years at Loretta Young Finishing School and worked as a professional model. I taught at Arthur Murray’s Dance Studio for four years, including instructing students through to the Gold Medal Ball. I won many dance contests, and performed in half-time shows for the Raiders and Rams.

I now continue in a variety of personal growth classes, including a weekend intensive called Clear Path. Currently I belong to a women’s empowerment group and a writer’s group, where I share the dreams I have journaled. I was married and had four children and now enjoy my four grandchildren.

I am now attending art school studying painting. My favorite form of art is painting statues of goddesses and mythological figures.

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Harvey Schwartz

My parents moved to California in 1940 and I was the first child born in Los Angeles. One by one, all our relatives followed us from New York.

We were poor but I was blessed to have a mostly normal childhood in a mostly normal family. I started working at age seven selling  “The Mirror”, a local newspaper at the time on the corner of Melrose Ave. and La Cienega Blvd. The city was a much safer place at that time.

Over the years, I have held many positions in my working life: from fry cook to market checker to the youngest street sales district manager for the L.A. Times to electrical/mechanical packaging engineer for space-related projects in the aerospace industry.

When that era ended, I opened a little antique store on Third Street in LA. By the 1970s, I moved to a store on Melrose Avenue and began providing Art Deco furniture to movie stars and other fashionable clients. Barbra Streisand was a good customer who furnished her main house with Art Deco and her guest house at the beach with Harvey’s rattan furniture. 
In search of rattan, I purchased the Tropical Sun Rattan Company in Pasadena and soon became a leading authority on the subject and author of “Tropical Comfort Throughout the House”.  As business grew, I opened a prop house — 20th Century Props – which grew to become the biggest Hollywood prop house under one roof in the world.

Although I have just closed my warehouse, I remain active in many industry events and projects and continue to serve on the board of the Hollywood Arts Council

I’ll never lose my fascination for antiques and art deco, but as I enter the next chapter of my life, I am exploring new means of attaining a deeper spiritual self.

Certainly my membership in the Mastery Circle Los Angeles for over 20 years has greatly contributed to the quality of my life, and I am proud to have served as its President for more than a decade.

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Marigrace Lonergan-Gleason

Bio to come

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