Date: 3/24/17 1:43 pm
From: Larry Modesitt <larry.corvid...>
Subject: [cobirds] Steve Bloom has passed away

Dr. Steve Bloom was Vice Chairman of Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
(BCR—formerly Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory). Steve was a founding member
of Colorado Audubon in 1999, serving as its President for three years. When
state chapters were disbanded in favor of regional organizations five years
ago, Steve joined BCR as a Director. He advised on the Big Strategic
Picture as easily as the nuanced details of leadership. Steve and his wife
Mike (Michele) loved birding, having seen over 3,000 species worldwide.

Steve was an organizational psychologist, most recently as a partner with
Somerville Partners. He was a psychological consultant to several of the
well-known Tier 1 and Tier 2 not-for-profit organizations in Colorado. His
attempt at retirement in 2011 was the only unsuccessful effort of his I
know about, caused because his clients kept calling him for additional
services. He previously served the state of Colorado as Director of Medical
and Mental Health Services.

An ideal consultant, Steve was a brilliant analyst of an organization’s
issues combined with a tact and gentleness that led to acceptance of his
suggestions. He also avoided the limelight, preferring to work behind the
scenes to help both organizations and individuals on leadership.

Steve will be sorely missed by BCR, his church, his family, his clients,
and his many friends. Thank you, Steve, for sharing with all of us your
life well lived. And thanks from me for your wisdom, energy, and wry humor
in our work together.


Larry Modesitt

Chair, Board of Directors

Bird Conservancy of the Rockies


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