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Blue Beyond Consulting CFO Tom Tyler Receives Cor Unum Award
Castro Valley, Calif. — 06-05-19 — Blue Beyond Consulting today announced that the company’s Chief Financial Officer Tom Tyler received the Cor Unum Award. The award was presented Sunday, June 2, at Bishop O’Dowd High School’s 65th commencement ceremony at Oakland’s Paramount Theatre of the Arts.
The Cor Unum Award is the school’s highest honor given to those individuals whose lives and work embody the core values of leadership, service, social justice and intellectual competence expressed in the school’s charism.
“The impact of this year’s honoree has been far-reaching, and his dedication to our school unwavering,” said J.D. Childs, President of Bishop O’Dowd High School, at the award presentation. “I am grateful to Tom for his foundational leadership at O’Dowd and his driving commitment to dissolve the walls between classroom learning and real-world applications beyond, where knowledge and experience flow freely between these two realms. Tom’s good work in our community furthers the realization of O’Dowd’s mission: To create a more just, joyful and sustainable world.”
Prior to joining Blue Beyond, Tyler taught multiple subjects at Bishop O’Dowd High School from 1979-2005, including geometry, biology, earth science, ecology, marine biology, environmental science, and anatomy and physiology. He co-founded the school’s Living Lab, a 4-acre certified wildlife habitat and outdoor classroom, and held a pivotal leadership role in the designing, funding, and building of the Center for Environmental Studies, a 5,000-square-foot LEED Platinum Certified educational facility. Tyler continues to contribute to the school community, giving presentations, leading field trips, and volunteering during Living Lab work days and the annual Anna Costa memorial tree planting event.
“I really don’t have the words to fully express how much this means to me,” said Tyler. “In looking back over my O’Dowd teaching years, I have so many fond memories and had so many meaningful experiences. It has truly been an honor and a privilege to be a part of and to serve the O’Dowd community.”
Tyler has been CFO of Blue Beyond Consulting since the company was founded in 2006. In addition to serving as CFO, he’s a member of Blue Beyond’s sustainability team and leads his fellow employees on guided experiences in nature to nurture their well-being and enhance their work-life balance.
Blue Beyond team hike led by Tom Tyler
Blue Beyond has offices in Castro Valley, Calif., and Indianapolis, with additional team members in Los Angeles, Boston, Oregon, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. The company serves clients throughout North America, including global Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, universities, and small- and mid-sized firms.
About Blue Beyond
Blue Beyond builds effective organizations where both the business and people thrive. The firm specializes in the people side of business—culture, talent management, employee engagement, communications, organizational effectiveness, leadership, and change management. Blue Beyond partners with clients to envision possibilities, activate their people, execute with excellence, and achieve breakthroughs. Founded in 2006, Blue Beyond is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area with additional team members in Los Angeles, Indianapolis, Boston, Oregon, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. The company was ranked among the top 50 Best Small & Medium Workplaces by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE in 2017, and named to FORTUNE’s 2019 list of Best Workplaces in the Bay Area. Blue Beyond is a certified women-owned business by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). For more information, visit bluebeyondconsulting.com.