Gary F. Seamans interrupted a blooming career in electrical engineering with the American Telephone and Telegraph Company to develop a whole career within the U.S. Air Force missile program in California. Following his 1971 graduation fro the University of Iowa in electrical engineering, Seamans had gone to work for AT&T in an "immediate management" program in Minneapolis, Minnesota. While there, he was able to increase performance in his division to an all-time high.
He left AT&T for three and a half years of military service. Through innovative engineering and good management he was able to serve with distinction, with several citations, including an Air Force Commendation Medal with Cluster for Meritorious Service in the program.
Returning to civilian life, Seamans moved to the Kansas City, Missouri, area office of AT&T Long Lines Division as staff supervisor, in charge of some 130 projects in 10 states.
While pursuing these careers, Seamans has been active as a guest lecturer and instructor at several colleges and universities, including Iowa.
Seamans has supported the University as a life member of the University of Iowa Alumni Association, and as a member of the "I" Club, the Silver Hawk Club and the Presidents Club of the University of Iowa.
He lives in Parkville, Missouri.