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An elite group of lifetime members have supported WERC’s mission and vision from the beginning. We are extremely proud to recognize their outstanding commitment and are especially grateful for their continued involvement in our organization.


  Burr Hupp was awarded a lifetime membership at the Annual Conference in 1997. Burr became the first Executive Director of WERC and retired in 1985.  
     


  Bob Angel was awarded a lifetime membership at the Annual Conference in 1998. Bob is a Charter member of WERC and one of the first volunteers on the Annual Conference Committee, including a stint as Chair in 1980.  
  
   


 
  Thomas E Sharpe was awarded a lifetime membership at the Annual Conference in 2001. Tom served as the Chief Executive Officer of WERC from 1985-2000. 
     
  Ken Ackerman was awarded a lifetime membership at the Annual Conference in 2002. Ken was part of the first Executive Commitee of WERC and served as the first annual conference chair. 
     
  Bruce Abels was awarded a lifetime membership at the Annual Conference in 2004. Bruce was WERC's first President and served a two-year term.
     
  Dr. Tom Speh was awarded a lifetime membership at the Annual Conference in 2008. Tom chaired the first Research Committee for WERC. During his tenure he oversaw more than 14 WERC-published research studies, management guides and models.