FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Zachman 80/30 Gala
John Zachman celebrates 80 years old and the 30th anniversary of the Zachman Framework™
Los Angeles CA - December 14, 2014 - Wednesday, December 10, 2014, John Zachman arrived to a crowded ballroom filled with friends and industry at the Universal Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. A complete surprise to John, people gathered from as far away as Malaysia, Great Britain, Norway, France and from all over the United States to this formal gala to celebrate both his 80th Birthday and the 30th Anniversary of the Zachman Framework™.
These invited guests enjoyed elegant hors d'ouvres, a full course meal, distinguished speakers and live Jazz music by the Lisa Harriton Trio. Four speakers honored Mr. Zachman’s accomplishments to government, industry, and his private life including Col. Joseph Butchko, MITRE, USAF, Air Mobility Command, Dr. Alex Pettit, Chief Information Officer for the State of Oregon, Dr. Scott Bernard, Federal Chief Enterprise Architect and Dr. Jack Hayford, John's long-time pastor and Chancellor of The King's University.
The evening was an emotional one as John and his wife Constance greeted each of the guests, friends, and family who gathered to pay tribute to not only the impact of the Zachman Framework™ but the impact of John himself.
The highlight of the evening, however, was the presentation of his gift by his son, John P. Zachman, CEO of Zachman International, and his wife Jessica, along with the leadership team at Zachman International and the FEAC Institute: John P Zachman, CEO; Cort Coghill, Director Education Operations; and several others. The team surprised John with a new non-profit organization called the Zachman Institute, officially formed in 2014 as a public, Colorado non-profit charity, and given to John as a tribute to his life and work.
The Zachman Institute will perform Enterprise Architecture research and offer John's years of expertise in Management Consulting and Enterprise Architecture to the non-profit and small business communities who cannot afford these services on their own. The Zachman Institute's mission is to build business capacity in small and non-profit organizations through research and professional support, enabling manageable growth and sustainable support of core mission for long-term contributions to the communities they serve. More information can be found at Zachman.org.
The 80/30 Gala was a successful celebration of John Zachman’s contributions and an inaugural fundraising event for The Zachman Institute. Attendees and contributors to the Gala were recognized as Charter Members of The Zachman Institute.
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