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Lester Aloysius Digman

Lester Aloysius Digman, American management educator. Registered professional engineer, Massachusetts. Recipient Distinguished award, Small Business Administration, 1980, certificates of Appreciation, Department Defense, 1972, Distinguished Faculty award, College Business Administration, 2006.


  • Digman, Lester Aloysius was born on November 22, 1938 in Kieler, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Arthur Louis and Hilda Dorothy (Jansen) Digman.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Iowa, Iowa City, 1961. MSIE, University Iowa, Iowa City, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy, University Iowa, Iowa City, 1970.


    • Management consultant United States Ameta, Rock Island, Illinois, 1962-1967. Management instructor University Iowa, Iowa City, 1967-1969. Head applied mathematics department United States Ameta, Rock Island, Illinois, 1969-1974, head managerial training department, 1974-1977.

      Associate professor management University Nebraska, Lincoln, 1977-1984, director graduate studies in management, since 1982, professor management, 1984-1987, Leonard E Whittaker American Charter distinguished professor management, 1987-1993, Metropolitan Federal Bank distinguished professor management, 1993-1995, First Bank distinguished professor management, 1995-1998, United States Bank distinguished professor management, 1998—2002, Harold J. Laipply college professor, since 2002. Director Center for Technology Management and Decision Sciences, 1992-1994. Interim director Gallup Research Center, 1994-1995.

      Member advisory board Center for Albanian Studies, since 1992. Consultant various organizations, 1963—1972. Secretary, treasurer Management Services Associates Ltd., Davenport, Iowa, 1972—1977.

      Owner L. A. Digman and Associates, Lincoln, since 1977. General partner Letna Properties, Madison, Wisconsin, since 1978.

    Major achievements

    • Registered professional engineer, Massachusetts.



    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Fellow: Pan Pacific Business Association, Midwest Decision Sciences Institute (program chairman 1986, president 1987-1988, coordinator doctoral consortium 1989, strategy/policy track chairman 1991, vice president 1992-1994, strategic management track chairman international meeting 1993, chair long-range planning committee 1995-1996, member advisory committee international meeting 1997, chair fellows committee 1999—2000, charter). Member: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Decision Sciences Institute, Master of Business Administration Roundtable (member steering committee), Institute Operations Research and Management Sciences (founding), Strategic Leadership Forum, Academy Management, Strategic Management Society, Legatus, Confrerie de la Chaine Rotisseurs, Firethom Country Club, Nebraska Club.



    Gardening, photography, wine tasting.


    • Married Ellen Rhomberg Pfohl, January 15, 1966. Children: Stephanie, Sarah, Mark.
    • father: Arthur Louis Digman
    • mother: Hilda Dorothy (Jansen) Digman
    • spouse: Ellen Rhomberg Pfohl
    • children: Stephanie Digman
    • Sarah Digman
    • Mark Digman
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    Born November 22, 1938
    • 1961
      University Iowa
    • 1962
      University Iowa
    • 1970
      University Iowa
    • 1962 - 1967
      Management, consultant United States Ameta
      Rock Island, Illinois, United States
    • 1967 - 1969
      management, instructor University Iowa
      Iowa City, Iowa, United States
    • 1969 - 1974
      head, applied mathematics department United States Ameta
      Rock Island, Illinois, United States
    • 1977 - 1984
      associate, professor management University Nebraska
      Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
    • 1992 - 1994
      director, Center for Technology Management and Decision Sciences
    • 1992
      member, advisory board Center for Albanian Studies
    • 1994 - 1995
      interim director, Gallup Research Center
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