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Q: Why did you join Lambda Iota in the first place?

A: The conservative philosophy of Phi Gama Delta fit my style.  I enjoyed the balance of personalities from scholars, to athletes and campus leaders.

Q: What is your favorite memory from the chapter?

A: The creation and experience of participating in two Fiji Islands.

Q: Which of your brothers do you still keep in touch with?

Brothers from graduating year.  Primarily Bob Swinehart ’65, Bob Stephens ’64, Fred Schramm ’64 and Jerry Bean ’64.

Q: Tell us about your career.

A: 1964-1966 United States Navy Civil Engineer Corp Public Works; Sangley Point, Philippines
1966-1970 Construction project manager; Visalia, California—bridges, sewage treatment plant, irrigation structures.
1970-1971 Purdue Krannert Graduate Program
1971-1973 John-Manville Corporation Division Assistant to Construction Product Manager for eight manufacturing plants for six products
1973-Present Senior Vice President of Lyles Diversified, Inc. and President of Lyles United, LLC, with management responsibilities for Agriculture, property development, multi-family rental housing projects and two manufacturing operations, both of which have now been sold.    

Q: What have you been up to since graduation (hobbies, family, etc.)?

A: Hobbies:  World travel (most recently to Southeast Asia and the British Isles), numismatics, study of Spanish language and photography. 

Family:  Enjoy my wonderful wife and partner, Nanette, for 34 years.  We have eight grandchildren. 

Community Service:  Zoo board, California Health Science University (Pharmacy school) board trustee, Boy Scout Board for many years and President, Rotary Board and director.  

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