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Fun Facts from the Winners

This article accompanies Piloting His Own Path: Jeff Shuman, the 2011 HR Executive of the Year, and The 2011 HR Honor Roll .

Sunday, October 2, 2011
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Want to know something a little less professional, a little more personal, maybe even a little quirky about our winners? Read on.

Jeff Shuman:

Three people (living or dead) you would like to have dinner with: Prime Minister Golda Meir / President Nelson Mandela / President Thomas Jefferson 

Best place to go on vacation:  Hawaii 

Best piece of advice you ever got: Life is not always fair -- work through it. 

First job you ever had: Lifeguard 

Least-favorite class in school: Organic Chemistry 

Music currently in your CD player or most recently downloaded to your iPod: Rascal Flats / James Taylor / Carrie Underwood 

Your all-time favorite book:

Business: Execution

Pleasure: I enjoy reading John Grisham and Pat Conroy

Impactful:  The Last Lecture 

Best gift you ever got: My first computer -- Apple Mac in 1989 

Favorite spectator sport: Orlando Magic basketball 

Your favorite food: Chinese 

Most embarrassing moment: Dressing as "Fergus the Mushroom" and accompanying the CEO at a series of sales events while at Avon Products

 
Favorite hobby/activity:
Boating with family and friends

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Vic Buzachero:

Three people (living or dead) you would like to have dinner with: Jesus Christ / Steve Jobs / Bear Bryant

Best place to go on vacation: Park City, Utah

Best piece of advice you ever got: Don't make it look too easy.

First job you ever had: Farm hand

Least-favorite class in school: Art

Music currently in your CD player or most recently downloaded to your iPod: Pete Yorn

Your favorite all-time book: 1776

Best gift: iPad

Favorite spectator sport: Football

Favorite food: Italian -- anything

Most embarrassing moment: I was a half-hour late for the executive-panel interview for my current job.

Favorite hobby/activity: Snow-skiing

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Gayle Satchwell

Three people (living or dead) you would like to have dinner with: George Washington / Vince Lombardi / Walt Disney 

Best place to go on vacation: Sierras 

Best piece of advice you ever got: Don't sweat the small stuff. 

First job you ever had: Ponytail Softball Umpire 

Least favorite class in school: Accounting 

Music currently in your CD player or most recently downloaded to your iPod: David Garrett -- Rock Symphonies 

Your all-time favorite book:  Don't have one 

Best gift you ever got: My children 

Favorite spectator sport: Football 

Your favorite food: Crab 

Most embarrassing moment: I have conveniently blocked them from my memory. 

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Favorite hobby/activity: Gardening and camping

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William S. Allen:

Three people (living or dead) you would like to have dinner with: Abraham Lincoln / Winston Churchill / Ted Williams / David Petraeus

Best place to go on vacation: Italy

Best piece of advice you ever got: Don't get married before age 25.

First job you ever had: Factory Worker, Northern Telecom

Least favorite class in school: Physics

Music currently in your CD player or most recently downloaded to your iPod: Bob Marley and the Wailers / Dave Matthews band / Robbie Williams

Your all-time favorite book: Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

Best gift you ever got: Apple iPad

Favorite spectator sport: Soccer

Your favorite food: Lasagne with meat sauce

Most embarrassing moment: Going to board a flight to India without a visa!

Favorite hobby/activity: A good aerobic workout! 

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William Colbourne :

Three people (living or dead) you would like to have dinner with: Thomas Jefferson / Vince Lombardi / Ronald Reagan

 
* Best place to go on vacation: Rocky Mountains of Idaho

 
* Best piece of advice you ever got:
Don't wait to be told.

 
* First job you ever had:
Messenger in downtown New York

 
* Least favorite class in school:
Chemistry

 
* Your all-time favorite book:
Undaunted Courage by Stephen Ambrose

 
* Favorite spectator sport:
College and NFL football

 
* Your favorite food:
Anything with cheese

 
* Favorite hobby/activity:
Golf, golf, golf

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