Executive focus: Walter Barrus, Executive director, American Red Cross, Greater Central Utah Chapter, Provo


Age: 61

Where born: San Francisco, Calif.

Family: Wife, six children, 10 grandchildren

Education: Master's in organizational behavior

Primary products: Community service

Number of employees: Five; more than 1,000 volunteers


First "real" job: Paperboy for the San Francisco Call Bulletin.

Management style: Share goals, then let staff manage their programs.

Strategy for success: Recognize that all people have an area of expertise, and then draw upon it.

Lesson learned: Treat all people with respect.

Heroes: Wife and family.

Leisure time and hobbies: Volunteer service and swimming.

Favorite book: Scriptures.