Chet Harmer has master’s and bachelor’s degrees in Accounting from BYU. During his years in the Silicon Valley area he has worked for 12 different organizations. One half of his time has been spent in financial management functions (KPMG, American Microsystems, Hewlett Packard), the other half in process improvement consulting (Coopers & Lybrand and Pivotal Resources). In addition he has worked in several small companies and taught part time at one university and two colleges. He has served in many LDS Church callings including two bishoprics, a high council, elder’s quorum president and high priests group leader.

Marilyn Harmer has a bachelor’s degree in Humanities and Arts focusing on Secondary Education, English and History from Utah State University. She also did graduate work. She taught AP English classes at the Senior High School level. She has served in many LDS Church callings including Stake and Ward Relief Society, early morning seminary, a chorister and Gospel Doctrine teacher. In addition to raising a family she had a photography business for several years.

Chet & Marilyn Harmer:

For the last 8 years Chet & Marilyn have been involved as board members of the Silicon Valley Chapter of the BYU Management Society. Of the 80 chapters throughout the world, this chapter has grown to be the most active, sponsoring or co-sponsoring over 200 events per year. They have also been involved in many activities whose purpose has been to improve the interaction between LDS organizations such as the BYU Management Society, the J. Reuben Clark Law Society, LDS Employment and BYU, BYU-I and BYU-H.

During this same time period they have served in three part-time LDS Church Service Missions. Their areas of focus have been:

-teaching at the San Jose State Institute
-helping LDS college age youth find jobs and internships through BYU, BYU-I and BYU-H
-helping LDS members start or expand small businesses through LDS Employment

They have recently begun working with LDSTech, a department within the technology department of the LDS Church whose purpose is to help coordinate volunteer efforts of church members to develop and implement technology applications for organizations and individuals.