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Steven L. Jarvis
Mr. Jarvis is President of the Technology Solutions Division at the Los Angeles based consulting firm of Johnston and Company.
Prior to joining Johnston in 1999, Mr. Jarvis was appointed by the Governor of California to be the Chief Commercialization Technologist for the State. His responsibilities included orchestrating a cohesive program to leverage state resources into Federal matching grants programs and forging a comprehensive State-Federal-Industry-Academic technology partnership. Under his direction, California created of three new statewide technology deployment initiatives in the areas of product development, information infrastructure, and manufacturing extension.
Prior to his appointment, Mr. Jarvis served in both staff and line management positions with the Los Angeles based Sector of a multinational, Fortune 100 Electronics and Transportation Corporation. In his last position with the Corporation, he was operations manager for an entrepreneurial, new ventures, business unit responsible for spinning out viable commercial enterprises based on electronic technologies.
Steve Jarvis is also professor of technology management at the University of Phoenix where he teaches both graduate and undergraduate classes in information technology and management.
Alec R. Levenson
Dr. Alec Levenson is a Research Scientist at the Center for Effective Organizations at the University of Southern California. Dr. Levenson's research focuses on personnel and the economics of human resources. Topics include the role of temporary jobs in providing employment and training opportunities for entry-level workers; the bottom-line rationale for implementing basic education programs in the workplace; return on investment for virtual teams and HR systems; and factors impacting attraction, retention and motivation of frontline employees.
Dr. Levenson's research has been published in the Economic Journal, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Contemporary Economic Policy, Review of Development Economics, and Small Business Economics.
He is the co-editor of Labor Markets, Employment Policy, and Job Creation (1994), and a member of the editorial board of Small Business Economics. He has received research grants from the Russell Sage Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the National Institute for Literacy.
Ian I. Mitroff
Ian I. Mitroff is Harold Quinton Distinguished Professor of Business Policy at the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California (USC), and president of the consulting firm Comprehensive Crisis Management. He is regarded as the founder of the discipline of crisis management and was founder and director of the USC Center for Crisis Management.
Known for his thinking and writing on a wide range of business and societal issues, Dr. Mitroff is the author or co-author of 20 previous books, including A Spiritual Audit of Corporate America, Smart Thinking for Crazy Times, The Essential Guide to Managing Corporate Crisis, The Unbounded Mind and Managing Crises Before They Happen.
Nelson vanSant has a strong background in market research, community and economic development, strategic planning and marketing. Mr. vanSant provides research support and analysis for a variety of the Technology Division's projects and studies.