Each of these inductees to the Hall of Fame was selected in recognition of their lifetime of achievement at the highest
level, to both ASP and the strategic planning profession.
Janice Laureen, one of ASP's founders, served as the organization's Executive Director for the past ten years. She
singlehandedly conducted membership campaigns for both individual and corporate members and had a hand in virtually
every committee, project and initiative that ASP has undertaken since the beginning. She also has a long record of
service to the strategic planning profession, serving as President of the Planning Forum in Toronto, and as an active
member of the Strategic Leadership Forum in Los Angeles. Her consulting firm served a variety of clients over the years
as well. She is the one person known to every member of ASP, and has often been called "The Face of ASP."
Alan Leeds is one of the longest serving national board members in the history of ASP, with nearly ten years of service,
and is one of the original 25 Pioneers who received the first Certified Strategic Management Professional designations.
He started several Centers of Excellence task forces, heads up ASP efforts to develop strategic alliances with
appropriate organizations, serves on the certification group that evaluates new candidates, and is working on the
revitalization of the ASP internal strategic planning process. He was instrumental in founding ASP's first community of
practice, and co-founded the NorCal Chapter, serving as its co-president for five years. He is also a thought leader in
the strategic planning and strategy community, producing high quality software tools for planners across the country.
Jim Wilson was a key figure in the effort to get the ASP national conference established as an annual event. He chaired
or co-chaired the conference five times and has served as an advisor to those who have followed him in the chair's role.
He served for many years on the ASP national board and was active in the Los Angeles Chapter before it was a chapter.
During ASP's leanest years, he was asked by President Tim Trotter to lead a committee of past and present ASP leaders to
develop sustainable revenue opportunities to strengthen the financial viability of the organization. One of the
original 25 Pioneers who received the first Certified Strategic Management Professional designations, he is a thought
leader in the profession as the head of the Claremont Strategy Center.
Dr. Richard Goodman
The late Dr. Richard Goodman was an expert in organization strategy and innovation and professor of
management at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. He died of cancer in 2004, and had served on
the UCLA faculty for 37 years. His vision was for an award to be given every year at ASP's annual
conference to those that are approaching strategic planning in a way that directly increases the
organization's performance. Dr. Goodman's intention was to contribute to strengthening the
importance and performance of strategic planning in firms. In addition to his significant
contributions to business, he was an author and presenter at many conferences and symposiums. He
proudly served as a Board Member of ASP and was instrumental in helping to craft the organization's
Steve was the founder and sparkplug for the San Diego chapter from its inception to the present day. He has been
involved in almost every aspect of chapter activity, from recruiting to programming to leadership. It's safe to say that
there would be no San Diego chapter without Steve's support and involvement. He has also been an active member of the
ASP Board for many years and has served as its Vice President. During this period, Steve was instrumental in
establishing the certification process, which he has championed since day one, including establishing a governance
structure, lining up professional support, developing a Body of Knowledge and creating an administration process. He
earned the distinction of being a Strategic Management Professional Pioneer. He has also been instrumental in many other
key ASP initiatives, including the establishment of an International Affiliates program, developing ASP's membership
benefits brochure, helping ensure ASP financial stability through difficult times, and mentoring the development of
several new chapters and their leaders. Throughout his service, Steve has been instrumental in strategic planning for
the Association, and has contributed significantly to ASP's ability to be an exemplar of sound strategic planning. He
has been a global leader in developing and promulgating the systems approach to strategic planning and management.
Author of Competitive Intelligence Advantage
Seena Sharp is a well-known thought leader and author in the strategic planning profession,
specifically in the area of competitive intelligence. Leading business publisher John Wiley actually
approached Seena and asked her to write the definitive book on competitive intelligence . . .
something that doesn't happen if you are not already considered a leader in the field. Given the
close ties between competitive intelligence and strategic planning, we are fortunate to count Seena
among ASP's longest-serving and most committed members. Seena is a long-standing member of ASP and
was involved almost from the inception of ASP. She recruited leading thinkers and speakers to
address a wide range of strategy topics, for both local meetings and annual conferences.
Dr. Stanley Rosen
As an early board member of the ASP inLos Angeles,Stan Rosen was instrumental in organizing the
activities and affairs of the fledgling organization, including programming, membership, early
conferences, marketing, web site, and structuring the board. As ASP Vice President, Stan initiated
ASP's awards program, Advisory Council, and the Corporate Member program. He led ASP strategic
planning activities that set the direction for the Association, including drafting the model chapter
constitution and developing an online Chapter Handbook. Stan served on the Conference Committee,
helped develop ASP's initial marketing and branding, served on the Nominations Committee and Awards
Committee, and worked on several task forces regarding the Certification Program. During his
two-year service as ASP President, ASP grew significantly, developed new chapters, expanded the
Annual Conference and moved it out of Los Angeles, conducted a program of original research, and
initiated the Certification program. As ASP Past President, Stan started and served on the
Governance Committee and helped develop the ASP Conflict of Interest policy. He also helped start
the Community of Practice for non-profit strategic planning. Stan is a Strategic Management
Professional Pioneer and has led strategic planning activities for over 30 years for government,
corporate and non-profit organizations, as a practitioner, executive, consultant, educator, and
researcher, and has pioneered innovative approaches to strategic planning and management.
Dr. Joyce Reynolds-Sinclair
Dr. Joyce Reynolds-Sinclair was an ASP Director-at-Large from 2003-2009, and Acting VP in 2008. As
the founding co-President and Membership chair for the NorCal chapter, Joyce led the development of
the first ASP chapter outside of Los Angeles and served six years as a chapter officer and
Association Director. Joyce worked closely with four ASP presidents, providing each with strategic
visioning and effective execution of multiple initiatives, and is especially proud of her
recommendation at the 2003 Board Strategy session of "Think, Plan, Act" as the mantra for ASP. Joyce
launched and led the original ASP Chapter Council and was critical to developing the Master Chapter
Constitution Template required by ASP By-laws. Joyce helped ASP expand the usage of the online ASP
Collaboration Center (ASPCC) from a virtual platform for just the NorCal Board to one used regularly
by the ASP Board and at the discretion of chapters/committees. She facilitated a seamless transition
of this donated platform, providing administrative support as needed, and is one of the original
Strategic Management Professional Pioneers. In 2009 Joyce received both the ASP Outstanding Service
and Distinguished Service Awards. As Managing Director of GEO Group Strategic Services, Joyce's
expertise is in designing and facilitating virtual methodology to accelerate innovation and growth.
2009 InducteeDavid Crain
Dr Crain was a Co-founder and the Association's first President from 1999-2004. He was the first
President of ASP after it incorporated as a national organization. In addition, David has served for
many years as a professor of strategic planning, and has trained many strategic planners who now
make major contributions to the profession. Among his many contributions, Dr. Crain was also
instrumental in the creation of ASP's Corporate Membership and benefits associated this area of
membership. David's superior and sustained leadership set the Association on the path to success. He
was the guiding light and stabilizing force that provided the consistent, professional leadership
needed by the fledgling Association as it evolved from a local into a national organization. As the
first President of the national Association, David set the standard for others to follow.
2009 InducteeJim McComb
Jim has served as ASP Treasurer, President and Immediate Vice President. In these roles, his
professional competence and excellent leadership skills consistently provided strong guidance for
our rapidly growing and changing organization. Jim's contributions changed ASP from a regional to a
national organization. In his service, he has continually steered the organization toward success.
Jim has held true to his vision of ASP as a strong unified organization focused on supporting its
members. During his career, he has been a corporate strategic planner and effective strategic
planning consultant, and has mentored many others in the art of successful strategic planning.
2008 InducteeDr. Stanley C. Abraham
Dr. Stan Abraham was a founding member of the ASP in 1999, and served as its president for several
years. He led the Los Angeles Chapter when it was created as a chapter of ASP. Dr. Abraham organized
the first ASP Annual Conference, and was extensively involved with subsequent conferences in roles
as session speaker coordinator, best paper selection, and keynote speaker selection. He has
orchestrated student attendance at many ASP events and conferences, and has written numerous
articles about ASP in professional journals. Dr. Abraham also led the Richard Goodman selection
Dr. Abraham's many contributions to ASP put him in the first ranks for selection to the ASP Hall of
Fame. Without his many sustained and highly professional efforts, ASP would not be an effective
professional association that it is today.
2008 InducteeSumner Alpert
Mr. Alpert was a Co-founder of ASP and served as Secretary from 1999-2004. His enthusiasm and
vision for the organization, as well as attention to detail produced a solid organizational
structure and paved the way for development of other key areas including membership, programming and
Mr. Alpert was active in predecessor strategy organizations and worked in a strategic role in the
aerospace industry for many years. When he retired, he continued to do strategic consulting work for numerous
clients throughout Southern California. Mr. Alpert passed away in June 2004 and a scholarship in his honor was established.
Nomination: Any ASP member may nominate an ASP member in good standing.
Selection: All current and former ASP Board members, who are still ASP members, vote; winners must be named on at least 70% of the ballots.
Note: Awards may have multiple honorees, depending on the voting.