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ROBERT GRENOBLE ELECTED TO HEAD BOSTON COMPUTER SOCIETY

 ROBERT GRENOBLE ELECTED TO HEAD BOSTON COMPUTER SOCIETY
 BOSTON, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Robert J. Grenoble, a veteran association director who built a number of highly influential organizations, has been elected president of the Boston Computer Society (BCS), the world's largest personal computer user organization.
 Grenoble, 54, succeeds Tracy Licklider, who stepped down to pursue other opportunities. Grenoble will assume responsibility for long-term planning and day-to-day operations, including administration, finance, user group services and coordination, publications, media relations, meeting planning and educational programming.
 "Today's challenging business and educational climate mandates some degree of computer literacy for young people and for experienced professionals," said Steve Stadler, a BCS board member. "The BCS is continually seeking to expand its services into new areas that will provide both its membership and the community at large with additional educational resources and opportunities. Bob's expertise in organizational expansion will provide us with focused growth and allow us to undertake a number of new projects."
 "The BCS is the most influential and respected computer users' organization in the world, with a correspondingly enthusiastic and motivated membership. I look forward to working with them," said Grenoble. "We expect to embark on some new activities that will involve more volunteers, open BCS resources to more people and become an arm of the educational community, providing more opportunities to computer users and would-be computer users."
 Grenoble most recently was executive director of INTEREX, the Hewlett Packard computer users' group based in Sunnyvale, Calif., which he built into the world's largest product-specific computer association. Previously, he headed the National Nutritional Foods Association in Carlsbad, Calif., a 4,000-member organization of health food manufacturers and retailers; the San Diego Building Contractors, a 1,600-member association; and the Pennsylvania Manufactured Housing Association in New Cumberland, Pa. He has won several awards, including the 1988 ASAE national award for best association publication.
 Grenoble received a master's degree in business administration from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and a master's degree in government from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va. Grenoble received his B.A. from Lock Haven State College in Lock Haven, Pa.
 Recent BCS growth-oriented projects include the establishment of the BCS Employment Services, an innovative public/private partnership that allows BCS members direct access to contract or permanent employment, and the annual BCS Youth CompuFest, a contest for kids and teenagers interested in designing new applications for computers.
 The BCS is the world's largest personal computer user group, with more than 25,000 members from every state, and from 57 countries. It is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating people about the uses of personal computers. Founded in 1977, the BCS has its headquarters in Cambridge, Mass.
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 /CONTACT: Robert Grenoble of the Boston Computer Society, 617-252-0600, or Tom Breunig of Miller Communications, 617-536-0470, for the Boston Computer Society/ CO: Boston Computer Society ST: Massachusetts IN: CPR SU: PER


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