On June 14, Bureau directors and staff celebrated summer with a special staff-appreciation cookout. More than 100 Bureau employees turned out to enjoy burgers and dogs grilled and served up by Director Scott Tinker, Acting Director Mark Shuster, and Associate Directors Jay Kipper and Michael Young, with the assistance of External and Governmental Affairs manager Mark Blount. The directors hosted the event to express their gratitude to and celebrate the efforts of the Bureau’s research, support, and technical staff.
Behind the scenes, Administrative Associate Kim LaValley coordinated the event with assistance from Jan Braboy, Kyleen Piejko, Dena Miller, Gayle Ashley, Theresa Caillouet, Lorri McKim, and Roanne Draker. Numerous others—including Nathan Ivicic, Kenneth Edwards, Rudy Lucero, Brandon Williamson, Melissa Coffman, and Francine Mastrangelo—contributed to make the event a tasty success from start to finish.