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Steven M. Darien

Steven M. Darien PhotoSteven M. Darien
TitleChairman/Chief Executive Officer
ExpertiseHuman Resources, change management, labor/employee relations, communications, compensation, succession planning, organization design
Current OrganizationThe Cabot Advisory Group
Type of OrganizationConsulting firm
Major ProductHuman resource consulting
Area of DistributionInternational
University/DegreeB.A., Economics, Rutgers College; M.B.A., Columbia University, New York, 1966
BornOctober 29, 1942, New York City, New York
Honors & AwardsHonor Economics Society (Rutgers College); Outstanding Exchequer (Alpha Epsilon Pi); Elected to Beta Gamma Sigma (Columbia Graduate School of Business); Featured in a Dun's Review cover story on Management Troubleshooters; Profiled a 3-part Harvard Business School case study; Recipient of the 1995 CIO-100 Award for Best Practices in Human Resources; Human Resources Advisory Board of the Amer. Mgmt. Assoc.; Employee Relations Exec. Committee of the Business Roundtable; Advisory Board of the Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies at Cornell Univ. School of Industrial and Labor Relations; NJ Commission on Employment and Training; Executive Committee of the Labor Policy Assoc.; Chairman of WNET New Jersey Advisory Board; Chairman of the John M. Olin Institute for Employment Practice and Policy; Treasurer, Crossroads Theatre Co.; Elected as Fellow of National Acad. of Human Resources; Guest lecturer, Columbia Univ. Business School, Harvard Business School, Michigan Business School and UCLA Business School
AffiliationsSociety for Human Resource Management; John M. Olin Institute for Employment Practice and Policy; Alpha Epsilon Pi
Hobbies & SportsComputers, swimming
Career AccomplishmentsYoungest Executive in the history of the Company at that time; Was a pioneer in integrating business strategy, organizational processes and human resource plans; Revitalized College Recruiting Program; Revamped employee relations, diversity and labor relations approaches; Implemented one of industries first: flexible benefits programs, on line HR information systems, smoke free work environments and relaxed dress codes; Selected in 1984 by Merck's Chairman to lead a team of executives as part of the Grace Commission, President Reagan's Private Sector Task Force to improve the efficiency of the Federal government
Work History1966-96, Merck & Co. Inc., Various positions, retiring as Senior Human Resource Officer
ChildrenJodi, 37; Andrew, 33
SpouseSusan Kinsley Darien
MarriedMay 30, 1965
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