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EXECUTIVE FOCUS: PAUL R. TIMM, CHAIRMAN, MANAGEMENT COMMUNICATION, MARRIOTT SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

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VITAL STATISTICS

Age: 50Where born: Buffalo, N.Y.

Family: Wife of 30 years, Helen; five children

Education: Bachelor's degree from S.U.N.Y.- Buffalo; master's from Ohio University; doctorate from Florida State

Primary products: Education, communication skills

Number of employees: 13

PERSONALITY PROFILE

First "real" job: Paperboy for Buffalo Evening News (four years).

Management Style: Benevolent dictator (just kidding); give people resources and let them manage themselves.

Keys to success: Fitness, growth, simplicity; exceed customer expectations.

One lesson I've learned in my work: Humor can be found everywhere; don't take self too seriously.

What I like about my line of work: Interacting with exceptional students and business people.

My heroes: Rush Limbaugh, Ronald Reagan; LDS Presidents Spencer W. Kimball and Howard W. Hunter.

Leisure time and hobbies: Writing books, jogging, cycling, racquetball, golf, car detailing.

Favorite book: I read 60-plus books per year. I have many favorites.

Favorite Movie: Recent: "Shadowlands"; older: "Buddy Holly Story."