Professional of the Year - Nonprofit/Student Exchange Program

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Kenneth Shores

Title: Board of Trustees
Industry: Nonprofit
Type of Organization: Citizen Cultural Exchange Program
Major Product/Service: Established by President Eisenhower in 1956; Enhancing international understanding and friendship through educational, cultural and humanitarian activities involving the exchange of ideas and experiences directly among peoples of different countries and diverse cultures; Adults and students travel on mission internationally
Expertise: Mr. Shores has over 45 years experience in education and 55 years in the business field. He serves as an Author, Youth Director and Storyteller and is responsible for writing student plays. He is still on the Board of Trustees of People to People International and advises students and individuals regarding international travel and the citizen cultural exchange program.
Geographic Area of Distribution: International
Affiliations: Freemasons; Gideons International; American Legion; D.A.V.; V.F.W.
University/Degree: Surgical Technician, Fort Sam Houston Medical School, 1950; B.A., Accounting, College of DuPage, Illinois, 1976; Grad., Accounting and Business Law, Northwestern Business College and IBM Institute
Born: May 5, 1932, Dupont, Indiana
Hobbies/Sports: Travel, boating, sports, theatre, music
Spouse: Marge (deceased); Susan Shores
Married: August 11, 1956; February 18, 2012
Children: Brenda, Nadine (deceased), Patricia, Kathleen, Barbara (adopted), Cynthia
Work History: Previously, Mr. Shores owned several businesses including a restaurant and truck stop, scanning and leak detector equipment repair shop, 2 retail computer stores and a computer school. He served in the U.S. Army from 1949 through 1953 and as a surgical technician from 1950 to 1953. From 1950 through 1953, Mr. Shores was an Athletic Manager and Theater Manager with Special Services Overseas through the United Nations. He served as a Warehouse Manager and Plant Manager with Griffin Wheel Company from 1955 through 1957. From 1957 through 1978, Mr. Shores served as an accountant, Data Processing Manager and in upper management with Motorola. He then served in data processing management of E-Systems, retiring in 1990. From 1997 through 2002, Mr. Shores served on the Board of Directors of the current organization.
Honors & Awards: While with Motorola, was on the IBM team which designed the first commercial computer data base, 1959
Published Works: 2 books, "Is There a God? How Do You Know?", ISBN: 978-0999-194805, third edition; and "Mystery in the Forest", ISBN: 978-1546-67364; Newspaper articles
Bookstore: This member has the following books and/or publications listed in the Strathmore Worldwide Online Bookstore:

  • Is There A God? How Do You Know? - Category: Religion
  • Mystery in The Forest - Category: Non Fiction
Career Accomplishments: Mr. Shores has had meetings with Texas Governors George W. Bush, Rick Perry, Mary Eisenhower (President Eisenhower's Granddaughter) and met many dignitaries throughout the world. He worked from laborer to upper management, including international, owned several businesses and traveled over most of the world.