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Scott Christley is a digital marketer recently relocated to the Washington, D.C., area as a consultant for a nationwide agency. Christley is a serial entrepreneur and has had some limited success with dozens of businesses. He worked for the Church for twelve years (six of those at Deseret Book) working in various digital media roles. [...]

Ben Wilkey

Ben Wilkey is the first international student recruiter for Utah State University.  Wilkey travels four to five months of the year recruiting students from the U.S., Canada, and Southeast Asia (China, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Taiwan, and Hong Kong). Previously, he ran an English immersion summer program at USU for 167 [...]

Lane Dennis Ward

Lane Dennis Ward is currently vice president of DMBA Missionary Medical and previously served as president and CEO of L. Ward & Company; COAO for iLumin Corporation; vice president of human resources and organizational development in the office of the president at Dynix Corporation (as well as president and CEO of RetroLink, a Dynix Corporation [...]

Perry Christensen

Perry Christensen has had over a thirty year career as a human resource professional and executive, with both international and domestic experience. Most recently, Christensen retired as the head of human resources for a pharmaceutical company. During his career, he lived six years outside the U.S. where he had responsibility for five Scandinavian and Nordic [...]

Matthew R. Miles

Matthew R. Miles is a professor of political science at BYU–Idaho. Miles' cross-national research on the how institutional arrangements combine with individual traits to explain how people interact with their political systems has been published in a number of peer-reviewed journals and books. He received an MA in Russian/East European Studies and a PhD in [...]

Cary Countryman

Cary Countryman is a professor and chair of the Business Management Department at Brigham Young University–Hawaii, which draws students from all of the world. Countryman has worked on construction projects in Sendai, new program development at Meio University on Okinawa, and in doing consulting and academic research. In addition to Japan, he also assisted in [...]

Checking in from Guatemala, Hungary, and China

Poloski Cordón Poloski Cordón was born in Guatemala and has worked for the LDS Temple Department since 2001, as area manager, temple recorder, and assistant recorder, with some responsibilities for temples in Mexico and Central America. Previously, Cordón worked in the IT industry as a network manager and as an IT director overseeing IT operations [...]

Society Member Gordon Flake in Korean News

Also a Kennedy Center grad and International Advisory Council member, Gordon Flake was interviewed by NK News regarding issues in the Asia-Pacific region and what the Trump administration might choose to do about North Korea's posturing. Read here . . .

Educating Around the World

Deseret News article mentions the most recent LDS International Society conference. Columnist Tad Walch wrote: "More than 200 people attended the LDS International Society conference. This year's theme was "Learning in a World Church." Presentations included an expert on innovation in education, college students from France and Denmark and church service missionaries and students in [...]

Jean Kapenda

Jean Kapenda was born and raised in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and left that country in 1984 for exile in Switzerland. A few months after Kapenda's arrival in the German part of Switzerland, he met two sister missionaries and joined the Church a few weeks later, which was the turning point in his [...]