David Eccles School of Business Hall of Fame

The David Eccles School of Business Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have so distinguished themselves in their careers, that their achievements are models for present and future students and are leaders in their communities. Our 2019 Honorees were Hall of Fame Inductee David Neeleman, as well as Alumni Service Award winner Paul Beck, Distinguished Entrepreneur Award winner Phil Hansen, and Rising Star Award winner Lianna Kinard. The 2020 event has been postponed due to the COVID-19 health crisis; look for more information soon!

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2019 Hall of Fame Award
David Neeleman

David Neeleman is that rarest of entrepreneurs, a man who has created and launched four successful, independent airlines, including the USA’s JetBlue and Morris Air, Canada’s WestJet and Brazil’s Azul. Azul, just under ten years old, has already boarded tens of millions of customers… [read more]

2019 Alumni Service Award
Paul Beck

Paul‘s interest in a career in business started at Olympus High School in Salt Lake City. During his junior and senior year, he served as President of DECA, a student business club. He took first place in the State DECA sales demonstration competition and took second nationally… [read more]

2019 Distinguished Entrepreneur Award
Phil Hansen

Phil currently serves as the CEO of Clearlink, an international technology and analytics company offering a suite of world class customer experience solutions to the world’s largest brands.  At its helm, Phil has focused on creating unique experiences and opportunities for learning and… [read more]

2019 Rising Star Award
Lianna Kinard

Lianna Kinard is Vice President of Marketing for the Buckner Company, an insurance broker located in Salt Lake City, Utah. Lianna is a graduate of the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business, where she received a BA in Marketing. She is currently pursuing her Masters of…[read more]


2019 Hall of Fame Event Photos


Past Recipients

2018

  • Senator Jake Garn
  • Reese Howell, CEO, Celtic Bank
  • Linda Howell, CMO, Celtic Bank
  • Josh Eckman, CEO, Carterra
  • Jill Briggs, Tax Director, PwC

2017

  • Crystal Maggelet, Chairman and CEO, FJ Management
  • E. Parry Thomas, Las Vegas Banker and Financier
  • David Stirling, Founding Executive, Chairman CEO – doTERRA International
  • Doug Ohlson, Vice President of Sales and Finance, Adcentives West, Inc.
  • James Worthington, CEO, Kneaders Café & Bakery

2016

  • Roger Boyer, Founder and Chairman, The Boyer Company

2015

  • Todd Pedersen, CEO and Founder, Vivint, Inc.

2012

  • James Lee Sorenson, Entrepreneur

2013

  • Ellis Ivory, Founder, Ivory Homes

2011

  • Robert K. Garff, Chairman, Garff Enterprises

2009

  • Barbara Zimonja, President and CEO, Premier Resorts

2008

  • Stephen R. Covey, Co-founder and Vice Chairman, Franklin Covey

2007

  • Eugene K. England, President, C.R. England, Inc.
  • William K. England, Past Chairman, C.R. England, Inc.

2006

  • Robert L. Rice, Founder, European Health Spas, President, Rice Industries

2005

  • Earl Holding, Owner, Grand American Hotel, Sinclair Oil Company, Sun Valley and Snowbasin
  • Leon W. “Pete” Harman, Founder, Harman Management Corporation

2004

  • Larry H. Miller, Larry Miller Enterprises

2003

  • James L. Sorenson, President, Sorenson Development

2002

  • Dr. Rodney H. Brady, President and CEO, Deseret Management

2001

  • Pierre lassonde, President, Newmont Mining

2001

  • Claudette MacKay-Lassonde, Chairman and CEO, Enghous Systems

2000

  • John W. Gallivan, Publisher Emeritus, Salt Lake Tribune

1997

  • Jon M. Huntsman, Sr., Chairman and Founder, Huntsman Corporation

1996

  • William H. Child, Chairman and CEO, R.C. Willey

1995

  • J. Willard Marriott, Jr., Chairman, President and CEO, Marriott International

1994

  • Robert W. Keener, Retired President and CEO, Northwest Pipeline Corporation

1999

  • Ezekiel R. Dumke, Jr., President, Dumke Investments

1998

  • Scott S. Parker, Intermountain HealthCare President Emeritus

1993

  • June M. Morris, Former President and CEO, Morris Travel Group

1992

  • Kendall D. Garff, Chairman and CEO, Garff Enterprises

1991

  • David C. Evans, Founder, Evans and Sutherland

1990

  • Joseph Rosenblatt, Former Chairman, Eimco Corporation

1989

  • George W. Romney, Governor, Michigan

1988

  • Richard L. Warner, Former Chairman, Rick Warner Enterprises
  • Spencer F. Eccles, Chairman Emeritus, Wells Fargo Intermountain Banking