Stephen W. Thorpe is the President and Chairman of the Board Of Directors at IM Solutions Forum, Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to providing training opportunities for states and other jurisdictions at an annual international training forum. With over 4 decades of leadership and operations experience, Stephen is an expert in supervising skilled labor, planning and logistics, compliance, and all stages of project management. Seasoned in budgeting, managed technical writing groups, board operations and nonprofit management, he is known for his ability to encourage and motivate his to perform and “do the Right Thing, the Right Way, The First Time.”
After earning a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Marine Mechanical and Engineering from the State University of New York Maritime College, Stephen went on to do graduate work in Systems Management from the University of Southern California, and he later earned a master’s degree in Business Administration from San Francisco Technical University. His career has been defined by 25 years of excellence in the automotive inspection maintenance field and environmental management field, as well as more than a decade of service in the nuclear power industry.
Throughout his varied and impressive career, Stephen has been active with the American Red Cross for 43 years as a trainer to adults, teens, children and future trainers. He is a Certified Training Facilitator and Meeting and Group Facilitator, with extensive experience in facilitating and training large and small groups in a work setting. In 1986, he was published in American Red Cross for Small Chapters-American National Red Cross Manual.
Stephen credits his success to superior speaking and writing skills and continually being open to learning and discovery. He resides in Decatur, Illinois, where in his spare time he enjoys tennis, travel and swimming. His proudest moments are when he celebrates his mentees’ and interns’ ascendance into management positions.
International Society of Business Leaders Member Stephen W. Thorpe, MBA can be found in the Society Directory, where he is looking forward to networking with you.