Posted 10.20.06

Weatherheadlines sat down with Chuck Fowler, President and CEO of Fairmount Minerals and EMBA '90 graduate to talk about his experiences at Weatherhead and his participation in  the Global Forum.

Q: What is your current title and position?
I am the President and CEO of Fairmount Minerals.

Q: From where do you originally hail? What brought you to Weatherhead for your degree?
I was raised on a farm in Indiana. My job transferred me to Ohio.

Q: What degree did you earn from Weatherhead?
I received my EMBA in 1990 from Weatherhead.

Q: Do you feel your Weatherhead experience prepared you for your current position at Fairmount? If so, how?
Throughout the EMBA program, I gained tremendous personal and academic exposure, which has been useful in my current position. I also had the opportunity to meet Dr. David Cooperrider and learn about Appreciative Inquiry. Lastly, I met some great friends.

Q: Your company, Fairmount Minerals, is a sponsor of the upcoming forum. What does that mean for you personally and professionally?
The Global Forum and our participation in it promotes Appreciative Inquiry and Sustainable Development at Fairmount Minerals and in the World. I feel our participation also supports Dr. Cooperrider and Business as an Agent of World Benefit (BAWB).

Q: In your opinion, what is the most exciting aspect of the Global Forum?
For me, the most exciting aspect is bringing people together to dream and work on one goal - BAWB

Q: What do you like to do in your spare time?
I enjoy spending time with my family. I also enjoy travel and playing golf.

Q: If you could have dinner with one famous person/celebrity (living or dead), who would it be and why?
Ben Franklin. I see him as one of the most important founders of our nation. I would like to hear the “story” of how they worked together to establish our Bill of Rights and Constitution.

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