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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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  2. This page is merely to tabulate historical facts.
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  4. 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
Erhard, WernerWerner Erhard Salesman, promoted to Territorial Manager, 1962[1] Division Manager, joined in 1969.[2][3] Trainer, employed by Alexander Everett, 1970[4] Founder, 1971[4][5] est changes name to "The Forum", 1985[4][5] Sold "The Forum" to his employees including brother Harry Rosenberg;[4] they started Landmark Forum, 1991[5] Originally known as John Paul Rosenberg and Jack Rosenberg prior to name change to Werner Erhard.[2]
Afremow, CharleneCharlene Afremow Distributor for Holiday Magic and trainer for Mind Dynamics.[6] Trained Erhard in Mind Dynamics, 1970.[6] Sponsored Erhard to become Mind Dynamics franchise member, 1971.[6] Set up Lifespring with four other employees of William Penn Patrick, 1974.[7] Became est trainer for Erhard, 1978.[8] Forum Leader under Erhard in Werner Erhard and Associates, as of 1986.[9] Fired by Steven Zaffron in 1988.[10] Sued Erhard in 1988 in case Afremow v. Werner Erhard;[11] later sued by Erhard in 1992 case Werner Erhard vs. Columbia Broadcasting System.[12] Landmark Forum faculty for Landmark Worldwide as of 2013.[13] According to an announcement by Forum Leader Nancy Zapolski, Afremow came to be working for Landmark in 1999 after taking the Landmark Forum.[14]
Giles, TerryTerry Giles "Terry Giles ... with an admiration for the ... the self-improvement techniques of EST."[15] Acknowledged: "I am a lawyer and have represented Werner Erhard since 1990 ..."[16] Chairman of the Board of Landmark Education, 2010.[15] Has served as personal lawyer for Werner Erhard.[16]
Leaf, MartinMartin Leaf Member of an Advisory Board to a Participant Well-Being Board for EST Trainings.[17] Attorney for Werner Erhard & Associates in 1985.[17] Landmark Education Corporate and Legal Officer.[18] Lawyer, worked for Werner Erhard.[19]
Maksym, Walter P.Walter P. Maksym Lawyer for Werner Erhard in lawsuit against CBS News over its March 3, 1991 broadcast of 60 Minutes.[20] Lawyer for Landmark Education in 1994.[21] Executive Producer of film, Transformation: The Life and Legacy of Werner Erhard, 2006.[22]
Rosenberg, HarryHarry Rosenberg Worked for EST.[23] Worked for Werner Erhard & Associates in-charge of national seminar program.[24] Purchased "The Forum" from Werner Erhard along with group of employees,[4] which also included Forum Leader Steven Zaffron.[25] Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Landmark.[5][23] Brother of Werner Erhard.[5][23]
Rosenberg, JoanJoan Rosenberg Staff member of EST in-charge of volunteers and graduate-retention, 1977.[26] Director, member of the Board of Directors of Landmark Education.[27][28] Sister of Werner Erhard.[28]
Rosenberg, NathanNathan Rosenberg Took EST courses. Served as "volunteer seminar director" at EST.[24] 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.[29] Brother of Werner Erhard.[24]
Scheaf, LaurelLaurel Scheaf Became employed by Parents in 1967. Worked as a sales manager.[30] Became manager of Werner Erhard's office after joining Parents Magazine.[30] Assisted at Mind Dynamics events led by Werner Erhard.[31] First President of est in 1972, subsequently stepped down to become an est trainer.[30] Ran est office in San Francisco.[2] Forum Leader, San Francisco, 1992.[32] Director, member of the Board of Directors of Landmark Education, 2002.[27] Identified by Landmark as "Senior Forum Leader" in 2004.[33]
Schreiber, ArtArt Schreiber House Counsel for EST from 1979 to 1981.[34] General Counsel to Werner Erhard and Associates, 1981.[34] Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Werner Erhard & Associates 1987,[34] same position in 1989.[35] Chairman of the Board of Landmark Education in 1994.[36] President of Landmark Education in 1996.[37] General Counsel of Landmark Education in 1997.[19] Served as lawyer for Werner Erhard.[37]
Spits, GonnekeGonneke Spits Became part of Parents office in San Francisco, 1966.[38] Salesperson for Grolier and Parents,[38] and Assistant to Werner Erhard.[39] Assisted at Mind Dynamics events led by Werner Erhard.[31] Assisted with launching of est, managed its centers in Hawaii and Los Angeles.[38] Lived in Cayman Islands with Werner Erhard as of 2001, per New York Magazine.[39]
Zaffron, StevenSteven Zaffron EST Trainer in Erhard Seminars Training, joined staff of Werner Erhard in 1979.[40] Manager for Werner Erhard & Associates.[41] Head of the Forum Leaders, 1987.[42] Purchased "The Forum" from Werner Erhard as part of Werner Erhard & Associates with group of employees that also included Harry Rosenberg.[25] 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".[43] Director, member of the Board of Directors of Landmark Education.[27][43] CEO of Vanto Group, formerly known as Landmark Education Business Development (LEBD).[43]

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  1. Bartley 1978, pp. 86-87.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Kornbluth 1976
  3. Bartley 1978, pp. 131, 160, 166.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Lewis 2002, p. 306.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 McClure 2009
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Pressman 1993, pp. 35-36.
  7. Pressman 1993, p. 80.
  8. Pressman 1993, pp. 148-149.
  9. Pressman 1993, p. 222.
  10. Pressman 1993, pp. 231-235.
  11. Afremow 1988
  12. Maksym 1992
  13. Landmark Worldwide 2013
  14. Berrick 1999
  15. 15.0 15.1 Dewan 2010, p. A16
  16. 16.0 16.1 Jardin 2009
  17. 17.0 17.1 Slee 1990
  18. Cohen 2009
  19. 19.0 19.1 Marshall 1997
  20. Mercury News Staff 1992
  21. Maksym 1994
  22. IMDB 2006
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 Jones 2003
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 Jones 1986
  25. 25.0 25.1 Pressman 1993, p. 253.
  26. MacNamara 1988
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 Scheaf 2002
  28. 28.0 28.1 Hukill 1998
  29. Warner 1988
  30. 30.0 30.1 30.2 Bartley 1978, pp. 136-137.
  31. 31.0 31.1 Bartley 1978, p. 160.
  32. Pressman 1994
  33. Landmark Education 2004
  34. 34.0 34.1 34.2 United States Tax Court 1991
  35. Jargon 2000
  36. Bauder 1994
  37. 37.0 37.1 Jackson 1996
  38. 38.0 38.1 38.2 Bartley 1978, p. 131
  39. 39.0 39.1 Grigoriadis 2001
  40. Pressman 1993, p. 217.
  41. Lattin 1990, p. A8.
  42. Pressman 1993, pp. 232-235.
  43. 43.0 43.1 43.2 Baker 2011

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