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HAINES, STEPHEN Born on December 23, 1945, Steve died on July 2, 2012. His goal in life was to make a difference in the lives of others and that was his main achievement. In 1964, he entered the U.S. Naval Academy from Pleasantville, NJ. He graduated with the Legendary Leadership Class of 1968. Steve received an MSA in OD from George Washington University where he learned Systems Thinking which became his guide to life and work. Steve got his Ed D (ABD) from Temple University in Educational Psychology. In 1975, Steve left the Navy and served in executive positions at Marriott, Exxon Enterprises, Sunoco, MCI, Freddie Mac, and ICA, a San Diego bank. He founded the Haines Centre for Strategic Management. His unique writings in Systems Thinking and Strategic Management led to forming Systems Thinking Press with 700 products and 20 books by Steve sold in over 70 countries. As VP of the Board of Directors for the National Association for Strategic Planning, he led their effort to develop the standards for the Strategic Planning field. The Certification Program is now the standard in the field. He was inducted into ASP's Hall of Fame in 2011. Steve is one of the world's greatest Systems Thinking experts and practitioners of the 21st Century. He was a member of the Pacific Beach Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife, Jayne; his daughter, Monica (Pierre) Romero; grandson, Sebastian Romero; and sister, Linda (Troy) Waldt. His memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Pacific Beach Presbyterian Church, 1675 Garnet Avenue, San Diego, CA 92109. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Pacific Beach Presbyterian Church - General Fund. Steve's ashes will be scattered at sea in the Pacific Ocean.

Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on July 8, 2012
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