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This page serves as a tabulated chronicle of roles of Werner Erhard associates in organizations related to Werner Erhard over time.
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- Individuals listed below have previously been cited and discussed in multiple external secondary sources in references related to Werner Erhard.
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|Name||Parents Magazine||Grolier Society||Mind Dynamics||Erhard Seminars Training (EST)||The Forum||Landmark Forum||Notes|
|Werner Erhard||Salesman, promoted to Territorial Manager, 1962||Division Manager, joined in 1969.||Trainer, employed by Alexander Everett, 1970||Founder, 1971||est changes name to "The Forum", 1985||Sold "The Forum" to his employees including brother Harry Rosenberg; they started Landmark Forum, 1991||Originally known as John Paul Rosenberg and Jack Rosenberg prior to name change to Werner Erhard.|
|Charlene Afremow||Distributor for Holiday Magic and trainer for Mind Dynamics. Trained Erhard in Mind Dynamics, 1970. Sponsored Erhard to become Mind Dynamics franchise member, 1971.||Set up Lifespring with four other employees of William Penn Patrick, 1974. Became est trainer for Erhard, 1978.||Forum Leader under Erhard in Werner Erhard and Associates, as of 1986. Fired by Steven Zaffron in 1988. Sued Erhard in 1988 in case Afremow v. Werner Erhard; later sued by Erhard in 1992 case Werner Erhard vs. Columbia Broadcasting System.||Landmark Forum faculty for Landmark Worldwide as of 2013.||According to an announcement by Forum Leader Nancy Zapolski, Afremow came to be working for Landmark in 1999 after taking the Landmark Forum.|
|Terry Giles||"Terry Giles ... with an admiration for the ... the self-improvement techniques of EST."||Acknowledged: "I am a lawyer and have represented Werner Erhard since 1990 ..."||Chairman of the Board of Landmark Education, 2010.||Has served as personal lawyer for Werner Erhard.|
|Martin Leaf||Member of an Advisory Board to a Participant Well-Being Board for EST Trainings.||Attorney for Werner Erhard & Associates in 1985.||Landmark Education Corporate and Legal Officer.||Lawyer, worked for Werner Erhard.|
|Walter P. Maksym||Lawyer for Werner Erhard in lawsuit against CBS News over its March 3, 1991 broadcast of 60 Minutes.||Lawyer for Landmark Education in 1994.||Executive Producer of film, Transformation: The Life and Legacy of Werner Erhard, 2006.|
|Harry Rosenberg||Worked for EST.||Worked for Werner Erhard & Associates in-charge of national seminar program. Purchased "The Forum" from Werner Erhard along with group of employees, which also included Forum Leader Steven Zaffron.||Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Landmark.||Brother of Werner Erhard.|
|Joan Rosenberg||Staff member of EST in-charge of volunteers and graduate-retention, 1977.||Director, member of the Board of Directors of Landmark Education.||Sister of Werner Erhard.|
|Nathan Rosenberg||Took EST courses. Served as "volunteer seminar director" at EST.||Werner Erhard & Associates sued Nathan Rosenberg's congressional opponent Chris Cox in 1988 after Cox's campaign sent out material which was critical of Rosenberg's ties to Erhard and Erhard's organizations.||Brother of Werner Erhard.|
|Laurel Scheaf||Became employed by Parents in 1967. Worked as a sales manager.||Became manager of Werner Erhard's office after joining Parents Magazine.||Assisted at Mind Dynamics events led by Werner Erhard.||First President of est in 1972, subsequently stepped down to become an est trainer. Ran est office in San Francisco.||Forum Leader, San Francisco, 1992.||Director, member of the Board of Directors of Landmark Education, 2002.||Identified by Landmark as "Senior Forum Leader" in 2004.|
|Art Schreiber||House Counsel for EST from 1979 to 1981.||General Counsel to Werner Erhard and Associates, 1981. Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Werner Erhard & Associates 1987, same position in 1989.||Chairman of the Board of Landmark Education in 1994. President of Landmark Education in 1996. General Counsel of Landmark Education in 1997.||Served as lawyer for Werner Erhard.|
|Gonneke Spits||Became part of Parents office in San Francisco, 1966.||Salesperson for Grolier and Parents, and Assistant to Werner Erhard.||Assisted at Mind Dynamics events led by Werner Erhard.||Assisted with launching of est, managed its centers in Hawaii and Los Angeles.||Lived in Cayman Islands with Werner Erhard as of 2001, per New York Magazine.|
|Steven Zaffron||EST Trainer in Erhard Seminars Training, joined staff of Werner Erhard in 1979.||Manager for Werner Erhard & Associates. Head of the Forum Leaders, 1987. Purchased "The Forum" from Werner Erhard as part of Werner Erhard & Associates with group of employees that also included Harry Rosenberg.||Described in Three Laws of Performance as "a senior executive and board member with Landmark Education, where he spear-headed the design of the Landmark Forum". Director, member of the Board of Directors of Landmark Education.||CEO of Vanto Group, formerly known as Landmark Education Business Development (LEBD).|
See also[edit | edit source]
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Bartley 1978, pp. 86-87.
- Kornbluth 1976
- Bartley 1978, pp. 131, 160, 166.
- Lewis 2002, p. 306.
- McClure 2009
- Pressman 1993, pp. 35-36.
- Pressman 1993, p. 80.
- Pressman 1993, pp. 148-149.
- Pressman 1993, p. 222.
- Pressman 1993, pp. 231-235.
- Afremow 1988
- Maksym 1992
- Landmark Worldwide 2013
- Berrick 1999
- Dewan 2010, p. A16
- Jardin 2009
- Slee 1990
- Cohen 2009
- Marshall 1997
- Mercury News Staff 1992
- Maksym 1994
- IMDB 2006
- Jones 2003
- Jones 1986
- Pressman 1993, p. 253.
- MacNamara 1988
- Scheaf 2002
- Hukill 1998
- Warner 1988
- Bartley 1978, pp. 136-137.
- Bartley 1978, p. 160.
- Pressman 1994
- Landmark Education 2004
- United States Tax Court 1991
- Jargon 2000
- Bauder 1994
- Jackson 1996
- Bartley 1978, p. 131
- Grigoriadis 2001
- Pressman 1993, p. 217.
- Lattin 1990, p. A8.
- Pressman 1993, pp. 232-235.
- Baker 2011
References[edit | edit source]
- Charlene Afremow (1988). "Wrongful Termination". Charlene Afremow vs. Werner Erhard. San Francisco County Superior Court; No. 900887.
- Richard Baker and Nick McKenzie (August 30, 2011). "Department chops $80,000 'charisma' seminar - Landmark Education and its offshoots have attracted global controversy for their group training programs". The Age. Australia.
- Bartley, William Warren (1978). Werner Erhard The Transformation of a Man: The Founding of EST. Clarkson Potter. ISBN 0-517-53502-5.
- Don Bauder (August 7, 1994). "Firm turns to est guru, still slides". The San Diego Union-Tribune.
- Lawrence Berrick (September 1, 1999). "Charlene Afremow: What Happened?". alt.fan.landmark. Usenet.
- Hagar Cohen (May 31, 2009). ""Landmark Education" Background Briefing". ABC Radio National. Australia.
Martin Leaf is Landmark's Corporate and Legal Officer.
- Shaila Dewan (May 4, 2010). "Hired to Bring Order, Kings' Adviser Brings Peace". The New York Times. p. A16.
Werner Erhard, the creator of EST, is a client. ... He also is chairman of Landmark Education, the company formerly known as EST ...
- Vanessa Grigoriadis (July 9, 2001). "Pay Money, Be Happy - For thousands of new yorkers, happiness is a $375, three-day self-help Seminar. Welcome to EST: The Next Generation". New York Magazine.
- Traci Hukill (July 9, 1998). "The est of Friends - Werner Erhard's protégés and siblings carry the torch for a '90s incarnation of the '70s 'training' that some of us just didn't get". Metro News. San Francisco.
Erhard's brother, Harry Rosenberg, is currently Landmark's CEO, and sister Joan Rosenberg is listed as a director.
- IMDB (2006). "Transformation: The Life and Legacy of Werner Erhard".
Walter Maksym - executive producer
- Steve Jackson (April 24, 1996). "When it comes to Landmark Education Corporation, There's no meeting of the Minds". Westword.
- Xeni Jardin (August 31, 2009). "Wikileaks re-publishes 60 Minutes piece on est/Landmark cult leader Werner Erhard". Boing Boing.
- Julie Jargon (May 4, 2000). "The First Step - P.S.1's changing course leaves some people wondering what direction the charter school is taking". Westword.
- Lanie Jones (April 27, 1986). "Candidate's Ties to Est Loom as Issue in Congressional Race". Los Angeles Times.
- Rachel Jones (December 2003). "A Landmark Encounter - A long-overdue critical examination of Landmark "lifestyle training"". Noseweek Magazine. South Africa.
- Jesse Kornbluth (March 19, 1976). "The Fuhrer Over est - Werner Erhard of est: How the king of the brain-snatchers created his private empire". New Times: The Feature News Magazine.
- Landmark Education (December 10, 2004). "Disclosures pursuant to rule 26 a 1 of the Federal Rules for Civil Procedure" (PDF). Landmark Education v. Rick Ross. United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.
- Landmark Worldwide (2013). "The Landmark Forum faculty, Landmark Forum leaders, Leaders of the Landmark Forum". Landmark, The Landmark Forum, advanced programs and seminars. Landmark Worldwide, www.landmarkworldwide.com. Retrieved October 31, 2013.
- Don Lattin (January 26, 1990). "Ex-Employee Sues est for $2 Million". The San Francisco Chronicle. p. A8.
- James R. Lewis (2002). The Encyclopedia of Cults, Sects, and New Religions. Prometheus Books. p. 306. ISBN 1615927387.
- Mark MacNamara (May 1988). "The Return of Werner Erhard: Guru II". Los Angeles Magazine.
- Walter P. Maksym (March 3, 1992). "Tort Complaint Filed Jury Demand". Werner Erhard vs. Columbia Broadcasting System. Chicago, Illinois: Circuit Court of Cook County.
- Walter Maksym (1994). "Jury Trial Demanded" (PDF). Landmark Education vs. Cult Awareness Network. Circuit Court of Cook County Illinois.
- Jeannie Marshall (June 1997). "The est in the business". National Post. 112 (5). Canada.
- Laura McClure (August 2009). "The Landmark Forum: 42 Hours, $500, 65 Breakdowns: My lost weekend with the trademark happy, bathroom-break hating, slightly spooky inheritors of est". Mother Jones.
- Mercury News Staff (April 7, 1992). "Est Founder sues critics; suit names Mercury News writer". San Jose Mercury News.
Erhard's attorney, Walter Maksym of Illinois, could not be reached for comment.
- Pressman, Steven (1993). Outrageous Betrayal: The Dark Journey of Werner Erhard from est to Exile. New York: St. Martin's Press. p. 289. ISBN 0-312-09296-2. OCLC 27897209.
- Steven Pressman (January 16, 1994). "Soul Revival at the Forum - No one calls it est or mentions Werner Erhard anymore, but the New Age movement he founded is still hawking personal transformation to the masses". San Francisco Chronicle.
- K. Laurel Scheaf (August 19, 2002). "Minutes of the General Meeting of the Board of Directors of Landmark Education Corporation" (PDF). Landmark Education Corporation Board Meeting.
- Estate of Jack Slee (January 18, 1990). "Motion for sanction by Default against Werner Erhard". Estate of Jack Slee v. Werner Erhard. United States District Court for the District of Connecticut.
- Warner, Gary A. (December 7, 1988). "Libel charge dismissed in suit filed by Erhard". The Orange County Register. p. B4.
- United States Tax Court (July 8, 1991). "Erhard v. C. I. R. Docket No. 39473-85, 46712-86, 39532-87, 137-88. (1991)". WERNER H. ERHARD AND ELLEN V. ERHARD, Petitioners v. COMMISSIONER OF INTERNAL REVENUE, Respondent. United States federal government.
Arthur H. Schreiber was house counsel for est, a.e.c. from 1979 to 1981. In June 1981 he became general counsel to WEA and since the middle of 1987 he has been the chief operating officer of WEA. During the period from about February 20, 1981, to May 31, 1981, Schreiber served in a dual capacity as an employee of est, a.e.c. and as an associate of WEA.