Steve Roberts Biography
I am Steve Roberts.
Iím sixty-two years old. My wife Jana and I have been married for
forty-one years and we have two sons. Additionally,
we have two grandchildren, an eight year old granddaughter and a five year old
I worked for BellSouth Corporation for
thirty-five years and am now retired. Early
in my career I was a lineman and had the opportunity to work on open wire
routes. The last two years in the
line crew were spent teaching climbing school.
The later part of my career (twenty-nine years) I worked in our Marketing
office. While in Marketing, the
company sent me through a masters program for Project Management at George
Washington University. I held a variety of positions in Marketing and concluded
my career as a Project Director.
I began collecting insulators when I was a
lineman. During my years in
Marketing my collecting became dormant. After
I retired I happened to do an internet search for insulators, and thus initiated
my return to collecting. Initially,
I collected whatever struck my fancy; however, over time my collecting has
migrated toward west coast glass. I
now collect E.C&Mís, C.E.W.ís, C.G.I.ís and Californiaís.
I have been a member of the NIA for eight
years. During that time I have observed many people who have given of their time
and talents to insure that our organization continues to remain optimistic and
vibrant. If we expect this trend to
continue, then we must be willing to serve.
I have been asked to serve as the Secretary of the organization.
It is my desire that my participation in serving the organization will add value to the future of the NIA.
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