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


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


  • 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


  • Roger Boyer, Founder and Chairman, The Boyer Company


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


  • James Lee Sorenson, Entrepreneur


  • Ellis Ivory, Founder, Ivory Homes


  • Robert K. Garff, Chairman, Garff Enterprises


  • Barbara Zimonja, President and CEO, Premier Resorts


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


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


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


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


  • Larry H. Miller, Larry Miller Enterprises


  • James L. Sorenson, President, Sorenson Development


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


  • Pierre lassonde, President, Newmont Mining


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


  • Scott S. Parker, Intermountain HealthCare President Emeritus


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


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


  • David C. Evans, Founder, Evans and Sutherland


  • Joseph Rosenblatt, Former Chairman, Eimco Corporation


  • George W. Romney, Governor, Michigan


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