Michael J. Assum

Founding President of Challenge Day

Mr. Assum has been on the Board of Directors of the Boys & Girls Club of Monterey County for over 10 years, serving as President for 3 years and Board of Directors and President of Challenge Days, an organization dedicated to eliminating youth violence and social oppression. He has held a seat on the Board of Director for 6 companies. He is theĀ Founding President of Challenge Day and Board of Directors for 8 years and was also Founding Board member of Grades of Green..

Over the past 25 years Mr. Assum has provided business consulting services to numerous companies including Exxon, Pacific Telesis, Techtronix, Clorox, ICI, Toyota, Dupont, Mars, Morton Thiokol, McGraw-Hill, etc. to support their needs pertaining to large system change, continuous improvement, rapid sustained growth, improved competitive effectiveness, improved quality, mergers & acquisitions, new startups, and improved thinking processes.

Concurrent with his consulting business in the late seventies, Mr. Assum held the position of Organization Specialist/Human Resources Director for Raychem where he supported several major change efforts and managed a human resources group responsible for 2000 employees. Prior to Raychem and the startup of his consulting business in 1977, Mr. Assum held 8 successive positions in line management for Procter & Gamble each involving major change efforts including the startup of a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, the national roll-out of new products such as Dawn, and development of a project that increased liquid manufacturing capacity by 30%, saving $50M per year. Mr. Assum was also an officer in the U.S. Navy Nuclear Submarine Program from 1964 to 1968.

Michael has a Bachelors of Science in Education from Miami University.

Advisory Board Members

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J. Peter Barbara
Christopher Gebhardt
Whitney Steininger
Adriana Senior
Suzanne Kretschmer
James Givens
Jeff Neu
Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks
Joseph Roberts
Howard Fishman
Lynn O'Connell
Chris Davis
Doug Ekizian
Ljupco Fidanovski
Joseph K. Lyou
Hava Manasse
Kathy Carter
Susanne Passantino
Christyna Giles Washington
Mike Garcia
Melanie Robinson
Susan Moulton
Richard Montgomery
Jeff Wilson
Inga Werner Middleton
Megan Kapinos
Joel Greene
Mati Waiya
Kelly Meyer
Mark Gold
Steve Fleischli
Michael J. Assum
Kimberly Lewand Martin