Hi, I am Allan Pfitzenmaier and I have been a member of Hope since its inception in 1977. During the majority of that time, I have owned and managed a consulting firm serving the regulated medical products industries. Also, during that time, I have started and managed a number of other associated businesses, including a successful staffing firm and a software development organization. Most recently a partner and I started a Contract Manufacturing Organization to produce liquid injectable drugs, particularly new cancer therapies. Once this operation was up and running, I decided that it was time to step back and enjoy my life and take things a little easier.
God, however, had other ideas. When it became apparent that the former Director of Operations was looking to move on, a number of people, including my wife, suggested that I should consider taking on that position. Absent a total conspiracy, it seemed odd to me that at least 3 people independently thought I should do this. I concluded that it must be a call from God, and I had no other choice but to accept it.
I have been married to Francine for 42 years and we have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. I am a BIG fan of the University of Michigan.
Most embarrassing moment: I am too embarrassed to say.
Favorite Bible Verse: My confirmation verse John 3:16. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.