The changes in technology as well as the changes of times have created a need to re-build our contact system for our graduate chapter. Early in the Fall of 2010 two graduates stepped forward to lead the efforts in this process – Steve Jewett ’78 and Imants Holmquist ’02.
Let me introduce you to these two guys who are doing yeoman’s duty for the Seattle graduate chapter.
Steve heads up the new BDR Customer Homes division of Todd Bennett’s new company, BDR Holdings. Steve’s new email is: Steve@BDRholdings.com.
Imants is a practicing attorney in a partnership with classmate Hamilton Gardiner ’03 in their firm, Holmquist and Gardiner LLC. Their firm describes its areas of practice as real estate attorneys whose practice includes: condo creation/conversion, commercial leases, purchase and sale of residential and commercial property, business law, and litigation of disputes. http://www.lawhg.net/ You can reach Imants via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Both of these brothers are investing substantial amounts of their time leading this effort to review, validate, and improve our membership contact base. The shift to email has dramatically reduce the cost factors for communications. But we have the email addresses for about one-third of the graduates. The team led by Steve and Imants are contacting people to add email addresses to our data base as well as business information. Help is welcome from any of you willing to make calls to the brothers in your class to chat a bit and add the missing information to our files. If you can help Steve and Imants, please email one of them.
One of the planned uses of the improved contact information is to assist undergraduates in their search for intern positions and/or full time employment. In slow economies like today’s, it becomes all the more important to tighten ranks and help our deserving undergraduates get a good start in their initial career steps. Steve and Imants have a plan to help us accomplish this important goal.