Berthold Gotlieb “Bert ” Stumberg, 89, of Atlanta, died February 18, 2013. He was born and raised in Tallassee, Alabama. Bert went to TMI at the age of 13. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was captured on Christmas day at the Battle of the Bulge; held prisoner in Germany, escaped twice before returning to U.S. forces on Easter day. He was the recipient of two Purple Hearts and the Bronze Star. He eventually retired as a Lieutenant Colonel after serving in the reserves after the war.
Recently he was taken on an Honor Flight from Alabama to Washington D.C. in recognition of his military career. He graduated from Georgia Tech in 1949. Bert owned and ran his chemical business, SSC for over 30 years. He helped found Fellowship of Companies for Christ International. After selling his company, he continued to serve as Chairman of the Board of FCCI for many years. The one thing that Bert enjoyed most was spending time with his family at Lake Martin. He was a great man who touched many lives and will be missed dearly by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Shirley A. Stumberg; children, B.G. Stumberg, III (Lynn), Zanne Crosland (John), Elizabeth Waits, Steve Stumberg (Linda); stepdaughter, Joy Williams (Warren); and 21 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his stepson, Jim McCauley. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to FCCI (www.fcci.org) or to Children’s Harbor (www.ChildrensHarbor.com).
Funeral services will be Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 2 o’clock at Patterson’s Arlington Chapel. Interment with Military Honors will follow at Arlington Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Thursday from 12:30 until the time of service at H.M. Patterson and Son, Arlington Chapel, 173 Allen Rd, NE, Sandy Springs, GA 30328.
Plenary Spotlight Dr. Paul White
Dr. Paul White, Authentic Appreciation: Communicating True Value to Your Employees for Kingdom-based Relationships
SUMMARY: Demands are high and resources are stretched, which leads to a stress-filled workplace. Employee recognition programs aren’t working and your employees are moving toward burnout and resentment. Fortunately, there is a low-cost, practical approach to showing your staff that you value them and that will help keep them from leaving your organization.
BIO: Dr. Paul White is a Christian psychologist, author, speaker, and consultant who has worked with families, businesses, schools, and ministries for the past 20 years. His speaking style has been described as “world-class expertise grounded in Midwestern practicality, with the right touch of warmth and humor”. Dr. White has coauthored The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace with Dr. Gary Chapman (author of the #1 NY Times bestseller, The 5 Love Languages).
Colson Center for Christian World View [Distinguished Panel], The Mandate for Ethical Leadership in Business
SUMMARY: As business leaders we are really trying to transform cultures rather than produce a collection of ethical behaviors. The term “ethical” must encompass more than mere compliance with law and envision more than observance of professional rules of responsibility. It must encompass more than compliance with a company’s code of business conduct or fiduciary duties. The question is “who’s ethics or according to what standard”? Ethics are decisions made to resolve values in conflict. The easier decisions are when the values in conflict stand in stark contrast, good versus evil. It becomes much more difficult when the values in conflict are both good or as the numbers of impacted stakeholders multiply.
BIO: A legacy of Chuck Colson’s passion: “You look at America, and it’s a desert concerning ethics and morality. We’re in a dry time for ethics and morality in the US. And the average person is looking for someone who will say the right thing and do the right thing–say the right thing, stand for the right One, and do the right thing.” Eric Pillmore, Gloria Neuland, Al Erisman and Steve Tourek will be joined by Steve Bradford, The Colson Center.
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