Rusty Dail

from the New York Times


May 17, 2007 DAIL–James Russell ”Rusty”, 33, of Manhattan, formerly of Lovettsville, VA, died Friday, May 4, after a long battle with melanoma. Rusty is survived by his parents, Margaret Armstrong, of Waterford, VA, and James R. Dail, of Diamond Head, MS; his partner, Zengyan ”Yen” Feng, of Manhattan; his paternal grandmother, Marie Dail, of Alexandria, VA; and numerous family and friends. Rusty graduated from Loudoun County High School in 1992. Mr. Dail was born April 16, 1974, in Leesburg to Margaret Armstrong, of Waterford, and James R. Dail, in Mississippi. A member of Loudoun County High School’s class of 1992, Mr. Dail spent his sophomore year in the Orkney Islands, Scotland, and his senior year in Kassel, Germany. In 1996, he received a degree in systems engineering from the University of Virginia. After graduation, he spent a year in the Peace Corps in West Africa, teaching mathematics. He received a master’s in business administration from Harvard University in 2002.  Rusty traveled to over 50 countries, and lived in seven. He spoke six languages. After graduating from college, Rusty spent a year in the Peace Corps in West Africa, teaching mathematics. In 2002, after receiving his MBA, he moved to Seoul, Korea, where he worked as a Global Strategic Consultant for Samsung Electronics. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 am, at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, 980 Park Avenue, with reception following. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to Rusty’s chosen charity, the Children’s Cancer Research Fund. Bernard Markowicz

From: James Dail
Sent: Sunday, April 16, 2006 9:15 PM
To: Bernard Markowicz

Subject: Re: RE: Hello – message for Benny Hi there Benny, Yes, I am still working for Samsung – do corporate audit now. I was off for most of 2005 doing hard core chemo in NYC due to a very aggressive melanoma (deadly form of skin cancer). Things seem to be stable for the time being. Are you still in touch with the crew in C-ville?

Take care,
James R. Dail
Senior Manager
Corporate Auditing Team
Cell ++82 xxxxxxxxxx28
Office ++82 xxxxxxxxxxxx72

——- Original Message ——- Sender : Bernard Markowicz Date : Apr 14, 2006 03:38 Title : RE: Hello – message for Benny

Hi Rusty,
How are you? I found this old email in my inbox
Are you still in Korea?
I am bound for Jakarta and Honk Kong tomorrow… just for a few days…

Bernard P. Markowicz

managing director
decision/analysis partners LLC
From: James Dail x
Sent: Monday, November 10, 2003 7:15 PM
To: Bernard Markowicz

Subject: RE: Hello – message for Benny Hi Benny, Let’s definitely keep in touch. If we have something that comes up that looks like it’s down your alley, I shall definitely let you know – I do work with the Global Supply Chain team from time to time. Korea is fine – the only thing that’s harsh is the weather – culture is very interesting and economy is dynamic so also interesting. Have a good holiday season, Rusty —–Original Message—–

From: Bernard Markowicz 
Sent: Sunday, November 09, 2003 5:41 AM
To: Rusty Dail

Subject: FW: Hello – message for Benny Rusty: Good to hear from you. I have not done much work with Dave and Louis in Ch’ville but I saw Dave a few months ago as we made a presentation to the US Postal Service. We are doing quite well as you may see from our website, including a number of projects for the US Trade and Development Agency and the US Coast Guard. How is Korea? I would think being there is a bit harsher than here, given the cultural and economic differences? Since you are in strategic planning, there must be logistics issues that we might be able to help you with!… Please think of us as potential partners if Samsung outsources any of its planning or research work. Some of the interesting work we have done was to model and then optimize a distribution network using a commercial off the shelf system for a nationwide company. Of course, this required a bit of customization, but it was still pretty fast. We can also prepare research on many topics in the logistics area including cargo security. Anyhow, let us say in touch.

Bernard P. Markowicz
managing director
decision/analysis partners
703-255-1101 x111
703-255-3312 (fax)

Hi Benny – I recently was catching up with Wen and he gave me your contact details. I thought I would drop you an e-mail and say hello. How have you been – what have you been up to lately? Do you still work with the guys in C-ville sometimes on projects for your company? I’m working in Seoul now – after almost 3.5 years in HK, Seoul, and Singapore with AT&T, I quit and headed to b-school in Boston. After graduation, I moved to Seoul, and now work in corporate strategy for Samsung Electronics. All in all, things are going well. Drop me a line sometime if you get a chance, Rusty

James R. Dail
Samsung Electronics
Global Strategist
Seoul, Korea


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