Lee Bickmore, former chairman of the board of directors of the National Biscuit Company (Nabisco) began a study on the coordination of the Church's public relations, communications, translations, and distribution systems. After a year's intensive study, he believed that a more in-depth analysis of the operation of the church in these areas was necessary before any meaningful recommendations could be made about organizational changes. He is suggested that the management consulting firm of Cresap, McCormick and Padget be employed to make a detailed study. This was approved on March 14, 1971.
[Correlation Timeline, Compiled by Lisle Brown]