Congratulations to the Men Named
Top Boomer Men for 2012
Boomer Diva Nation is pleased and honored to recognize the group of men who exemplify what it means to be a H.U.N.K. =
It was our intention to create a calendar as a Fundraising Project to benefit the non-profit organization, Dress For Success, but since we didn’t get 12 men we could not carry through with the project. We will, however, honor them for being men of honor and distinction and true character. Please join us in saluting these men throughout the year.
Martin Brossman—is a success coach, speaker, trainer, and author. He is known for generating profitable alliances by maximizing his clients’ face-to-face and online presence. His customized coaching/training solutions for individuals and groups integrate Social Media, Social Networking and Reputation Management strategies. His latest book, Brossman’s Social Media and Online Resource Directory for Business, is a valuable handbook of current guidance and resources for accelerating professional networking and marketing. An overview is featured on his website, ProNetworkingOnline.com.
Martin is the founder and current leader of Networking on the Web, a business- to-business leadership group of The Capital City Club in Raleigh, NC. His 20 years of professional experience includes 7 years with IBM, where he received the “IBM Means Service” top customer service award, and 13 years developing and operating small businesses. Coaching for 15 years, he originated a certification / mentoring program for Coaches in 2003. A native of Washington, D.C., he holds a BA in Math / Computer Science from St. Andrews College in Laurinburg, N.C. In 2000 he was honored with the NC Governor’s Volunteer of the Year Award for his contribution to Carolina Health & Humor Association.
DOB: April 13, 1959
Residence: North Carolina
Marital Status: “Happily Married”
Which letter in “h.u.n.k. best describes you and why? Helpful: my mission is to assist others in living lives they love that are a profound contribution to the world.
What qualities do you look for in a woman? Not looking, married her: A kind, non-judgmental affectionate woman with a sense of humor, who inspires me to be my best. CoachingSupport.com
Dave Carpenter-is a prolific author, inspiring author, well-known consultant and recognized humanitarian. In 1995, he founded Partners for Market Leadership, an Atlanta consulting firm that assists professional service firms in developing sustainable market leadership.
DOB: May 16, 1951
Marital status: “Married for 38 years to an angel.”
Which letter in “h.u.n.k. best describes you and why? I strive to be helpful and understanding, but being kind has been a top personal priority since being blessed with the young special needs man that came into my life fifteen years ago and for whom my wife and I are caregivers. Scotty, blind since birth and with other disabilities, is my daily inspiration to listen better, understand better and be kinder to all whose path I cross on the journey of life.H” because I’m always ‘hopeful’ and view the problems and challenges encountered in everyday life as if the glass were half full.
What qualities do I look for in a woman? I am blessed with a large number of woman clients, mentees and friends.. The common denominator is that they are all woman who – each in their own way – are doing things to make the world we live in a better place. None of us can change the world. Each of us can do our part to make the world a kinder, gentler, and more supportive place. Each of us can touch the lives of others…to make their life a little brighter. In the words of Mother Teresa “Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.
Roger Madison Jr.- Retired Sales Executive with over 30 years experience in Information Technology Sales and Consulting. He is the founder and CEO of an online community focused on networking and economic development for African American entrepreneurs and professionals.
DOB: Sept.20, 1946
Which letter in h.u.n.k.best describes you and why: I have a natural talent for building teamwork and helping others reach their full potential. I help others to stretch beyond the boundaries that they may not have thought possible. I lived in South Africa for 3 years, and worked with students and business leaders to help prepare them to work in a Global environment. When my time there ended, some of our friends hosted a farewell ceremony for us, and gave me the name “Thuso” (pronounced TOO-so) – which means “the helper.” They recognized an aspect of my leadership that I had not focused on. From that point forward, I have embraced my role as a helper.
What qualities do you look for in a woman? This is an interesting question. I have been married for 44 years, so I don’t look for qualities in a woman. I have come to admire these qualities in my wife: Godly faith, kindness, devotion to family, intelligent, diligent worker, care for the needs of others, and confident humility.
DOB: February 1957
Residence: Weldon, CA
Marital status: Married to Sharon
Which letter in the word h.u.n.k. best describes you? Helpful because it is truly more blessed to give than to receive. I love to share what I’ve learned and discovered in life and in business.
What qualities do I look for in a woman? Deep thinkers who give of their time, talent and treasure. Someone know knows how to laugh and who doesn’t take themselves or life too seriously.
Diogenes Ruiz - is a musician and songwriter, who composes, produces and engineers all of his music, which is a blend of Ambient New Age, World, Flamenco and Jazz. He blends melodies and rhythms to tell musical stories. His compositions include guitar, world beat percussion, upright and electric fretless bass, and occasional flute and sax.
Residence: North Carolina
Marital Status: Married
Which letter in h.u.n.k. best describes you and why? “K seems to fit, although I am still working on it. Kindness flows out of appreciation and respect. I try to appreciate and respect everyone and I think other positive attributes may flow from it, such as understanding, and helpfulness. I picked the very best role model I could find and I’m working from there. The role model I look to and worship is Jesus Christ. Everything else just pales by comparison.”
What qualities do you look for in a woman? “I don’t generally look for specific qualities in women, however the qualities that I appreciate are a healthy sense of self, spirituality/belief in God, good sense of humor is a bonus and a sincere and non-self consious smile is a double bonus. These are some of my wife’s qualities, so I am thankful to be blessed with a good partner.”
Dan Scala -In 2009 Dan founded Breakout Ventures leading interactive workshops geared toward empowering professionals in transition and young entrepreneurs called “Discovering your WOW , and how to use it”. He is now serving as the co-founder for The Center for Excellence in Raleigh.
DOB: November 14, 1947
Residence: Raleigh, NC
Marital Status: Married to Kathy Harley Scala 41 years 7 months
Which letter in “h.u.n.k. best describes you and why? I’ll pick the H for Helpful because when I get up every morning …my daily first thought (prayer) intention is: “Thank you Lord for giving me this day and please help me help someone today”
I think I got this from my dad.
What qualities do you look for in a woman? Those qualities that most closely match my wife Kath,
Because I feel really blessed to have married the most wonderful person I have ever met. I introduce her as “my much better half” because she truly is. Even to this day she leaves me breathless and speechless for I can not find the right words to describe all of her qualities and traits. She is loving and kind and caring and supportive and strong and she is always willing to listen attentively and help anyone who crosses her path. .
Jim Vogel -With over two decades in internal communications in the manufacturing environment at Ford Motor Company, Jim brings to the table the ability to create and support success in other people. He says it is my passion. He has worked within the Hendrick Automotive Group, both here in the Triangle and in Charlotte, NC where he trained and recruited career-focused sales professionals.
He is an independent Insurance Agent in Downtown Apex, NC for Woomer Insurance in Historic Downtown Apex. He also owns VTR Consulting LLC, a start-up small business that trains and recruits in the retail sales opportunity (http://www.vtrconsulting.com/). Offering classes, workshops, and sessions that involve basic and advanced selling topics, I am also a third party recruiter. Additionally I offer career services like resume and job interview preparation.
DOB: December 7, 1952
Residence: Apex, NC
Marital Status: Happily Married
Which letter in “h.u.n.k. best describes you and why? I choose the H… Helpful. I believe that my success depends solely on the success of others. I am just the byproduct. If those around me are successful, then I am too. Being bi-career: insurance and sales training, I am trying to make the most out of this challenging economy which has hit our generation hard.
What qualities do you look for in a woman? The qualities I look for in the ideal woman are: forgiveness, tolerance, love of life, and loyalty. That describes my Susan, who has been my best friend for over 26 years!
DOB: January 2, 1959
Residence: North Carolina
Marital Status: Single
Which letter in “h.u.n.k. best describes you and why? I believe the “H” would describe me well. I am blessed when I am able to identify a need and find a way to assist or help someone else.
What qualities do you look for in a woman? I look for a woman who loves God first. She must also be intelligent and confident, yet able to remain soft and feminine at the same time.