Since its founding in the 1960's, SIM has been firmly and deeply committed to ongoing leadership development ... as a core tenet of the Society's beliefs and activities.
As Director of Marketing & Relationships, Mark is responsible for overall brand and marketing of the Institute products, including relationships with SIM Chapters, media, and sponsors. He is also the point person for the Institute marketing and sales teams.
Mark is currently the Managing Partner at Affinity4U, LLC. He is a former CIO / COO for higher education organizations with experience in overseeing marketing, admissions operations, instructional design, student management, information technology, and learning management systems for online-blended programs. Mark also has 20+ years of experience in the financial industry in Chicago during which his leadership was acknowledged by Computerworld Magazine as one of its "Premier 100 IT Leaders."
Mark currently serves on the Board of SIM’s Chicago Chapter, the Illinois Technology Foundation and i.c.stars.
As Director of Curriculum & Programs, Cliff is responsible for the content / curriculum of all Institute programs and products. He is also the point person for the development and assignments of Institute facilitators.
Cliff is also a longtime RLF Facilitator. He is the former Director of the Management Information Center for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He received his B.A. in Speech Communications from the University of Utah. He is a past Intermountain Chapter president, has served on the SIM Executive Board in several Vice President positions, and chaired the 1994 Annual Interchange Conference. Cliff has been a guest lecturer at Weber State University and The Salt Lake Community College. He holds an elected position on the Salt Lake City School Board and serves on the Advisory Boards for Weber State University and Utah State University.
As Director of Administration & Finance, Jim is responsible for setting and managing the budget, new product development and all support functions for the Institute. He is also the point person for all Institute support staff.
Jim is a seasoned executive and professional with more than 38 years of experience. For the past 4 years he has been the CEO of Knight Insights, a successful empowerment/leadership coaching and executive consulting business with clients that range from many personal and professional individuals to major corporations.
Prior to his current role Jim spent 20 years at Chubb Insurance Company in various IT leadership positions culminating in his 9-year role as the Chubb Global CIO and Executive Vice President. Prior to Chubb, Jim worked at Utica National Insurance Company, Home Insurance Company and Merck-Medco.