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Scholarship luncheon celebrates First Generation students

2019-11-25T11:51:35-07:00November 25th, 2019|

The David Eccles School recently honored scholarship recipients and donors at its 68th annual Scholarship Luncheon. This year's event coincided with First Generation Student Day, and to celebrate, some of the Eccles School's First Ascent Scholars were student speakers, along with first-generation alumna Kimberly Maez Johnston, now a national tax partner with EY. Johnston spoke powerfully about how receiving the Ruth Eleanor Bamberger and [...]

Eccles Alumni Forum – Capital Raise

2019-11-06T16:33:37-07:00November 6th, 2019|

Before that next big business can take the world by storm, it faces a huge hurdle — the capital raise. Three Eccles School alumni — along with moderator Jeffrey Gelder Lewis — discussed the current climate and challenges facing companies that are trying to expand and grow. Panelists included Matt Marsh of Sorensen Capital, Sam Orme of Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and John [...]

Women in Business: history, allyship, and affecting change

2019-10-31T10:12:04-06:00October 31st, 2019|

In support of people of all gender identities, the David Eccles School of Business hosted the Fall 2019 Women in Business Luncheon, featuring panelists Shireen Ghorbani, Salt Lake City Council Member; Kris Liacopoulos, former general manager of Fidelity Investments Utah region; and Shawn Coon, Ph.D. candidate and graduate assistant at the University of Utah. Ghorbani kicked off the event with a brief yet thorough [...]

What your donation during the 1917-Minute Challenge means to recipients

2020-10-12T16:06:22-06:00October 28th, 2019|

The annual 1917-Minute Challenge is upon us, and we're in a race against the clock to recruit 750 donors and raise money for scholarships for our incredible students. With that in mind, we thought we'd let some of the students who received scholarship funds from last year's Challenge tell us — in their own words — how their lives have been impacted by [...]

The annual 1917-minute challenge kicks off this week and we need YOUR help!

2019-10-28T10:50:03-06:00October 28th, 2019|

The annual 1917-Minute Challenge will officially kick off tomorrow, October 29th at noon! Dean Taylor Randall is calling on all alumni, donors, staff, faculty and students to make scholarships our top priority and you can help by giving back. We have 1,917 minutes to find 1,000 donors committed to changing the lives of students at the David Eccles School of Business. How can you [...]

Catch the new documentary on Marriner S. Eccles airing on KUED

2019-10-21T10:45:55-06:00October 21st, 2019|

Set your DVR to catch the new documentary "Marriner Eccles: Father of the Modern Federal Reserve," premiering tonight at 9 p.m. on KUED. The film, produced by KUED senior producer John Howe, follows Eccles from his childhood working in the family's lumber, construction, and banking institutions through his rise to chair of the First Security Corporation. Eccles was then tapped by President Franklin D. [...]

Pughs share advice for success at Family Business Roundtable

2019-10-09T12:40:14-06:00October 9th, 2019|

You may not have heard of Thermo King or Cummins, but you are almost certainly a customer. "If you eat, you're a customer of ours. If you live in a building, you're a customer of ours," said Don Pugh, Chairman of Thermo King Intermountain and the speaker at this semester's Family Business Roundtable. "These businesses touch you in ways you don't realize." Pugh and [...]

Greg Goff addresses Eccles School community at 2019 Spencer Fox Eccles Convocation

2021-03-03T10:03:00-07:00September 13th, 2019|

Successful leaders not only make a positive and significant impact on the world, but they encourage and enable others to do the same. That was the message delivered by speaker Greg Goff at the 2019 Spencer Fox Eccles Convocation, hosted Thursday by the David Eccles School of Business. Goff, Executive Vice Chairman of Marathon Petroleum Corporation, encouraged students to focus on three fundamental words [...]

Eccles Alumni Forum panelists help attendees boost their AI IQ

2019-06-20T10:51:50-06:00June 20th, 2019|

Integrating Artifical Intelligence (AI) into the operations of a business is starting to become a prominent trend within many corporations. Dr. Dan Reed, Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs at the University of Utah was joined by Bassam Salem, CEO of AtlasRTX, Glenn Colby, President of Invarius, and Keelan Johns, Senior Director of Engineering at Clearlink, to discuss how AI is utilized as [...]

David Eccles School of Business announces 2019 Hall of Fame inductees

2019-06-06T14:39:43-06:00June 6th, 2019|

The David Eccles School of Business held its annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Thursday, June 6, 2019. This year's award goes to David Neeleman of Azul and JetBlue airlines. He was joined by Clearlink CEO Phil Hansen, who received the Distinguished Entrepreneur Award, Lianna Kinard of Buckner Company who was named this year's Rising Star, and Paul Beck, formerly of Procter & [...]

MRED celebrates 10 years of success

2019-05-28T14:36:04-06:00May 24th, 2019|

From LA to New York and many cities in between, the David Eccles School of Business Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) network continues to grow across the nation. Mostly concentrated in the Wasatch Valley, MRED graduates manage hundreds of millions of dollars in real estate developments, construction, and various investment funds for corporations large and small. “Due to the huge success of our [...]

Alumni Takeover – Michelle Bui

2019-04-24T21:52:44-06:00April 24th, 2019|

Those of you who know Michelle Bui, our April Alumni Takeover, know that she is one of a kind! From her outstanding commitment to the Eccles community both as a student and an alumni, to the enthusiasm she brings to each moment — Michelle adds so much value to our alumni network! A 2018 graduate with her degree in Marketing, Michelle excelled at [...]

Lessons from the Field: Alumni Speaker Series – The Next Strategic Move

2019-04-15T12:21:49-06:00April 15th, 2019|

On April 10, 2018, as part of their ongoing Alumni Speaker Series, the David Eccles School of Business hosted alumni Josh Young, Young Electric Sign Company (YESCO) Franchising President, and Boyd Kezerian, CFO for Walker Edison. Titled "The Next Strategic Move", this event also featured Eccles School Chair & Presidential Professor of Strategy, Todd Zenger and moderator Brook Karrington of Financial Forensics. This lively [...]

Future Alumni Friday: Claire Morawski

2019-04-12T10:09:20-06:00April 11th, 2019|

Happy *almost* end of the semester everybody! We are kicking off the finals season by continuing our #futurealumnifriday series. Have you met Claire Morawski here at the David Eccles School of Business? If you haven’t met her within the walls of the Eccles School, we are certain you have seen her around because she is the CEO of BLinc and involved with Chi [...]

Alumni Takeover: Jonathan Miller

2019-03-25T20:49:32-06:00March 25th, 2019|

If you’ve seen Jonathan Miller at one of our recent Smart Start or ConnectU events, you may have noticed his broken leg – which hasn’t slowed him down at all. Although, scrolling through the photos below might give you a tiny hint about just how that accident occurred!  Jonathan is a dedicated member of our Alumni Network board with a sense of adventure [...]

Family Business Roundtable: Secrets to business success from Bill Child

2019-03-13T17:07:48-06:00March 13th, 2019|

At the David Eccles School of Business Family Business Roundtable, community members and business leaders joined together for networking, business inspiration, and a few laughs. This year’s roundtable featured Bill Child, who unexpectedly was put in charge of the R.C. Willey appliance business in 1954 after Child wed Willey’s daughter and Willey experienced a decline in health. Having just started college and earning a [...]

Alumni Takeover: Lianna Kinard

2019-02-25T19:32:51-07:00February 25th, 2019|

To know Lianna Kinard is to be forever in awe of all of the incredible things that she has and continues to accomplish. With a personality that lights up any room and the determination to not only pursue her dreams but also help everybody she meets along the way, we are proud to introduce Lianna as our #alumnitakeovertuesday host for February! Lianna is [...]

Alumni Speaker Series: Seven lessons learned along the IPO journey

2019-02-26T09:14:43-07:00February 25th, 2019|

Companies tend to make headlines when their IPO makes millions  — or even BILLIONS. But that shining moment that steals the spotlight is the result of years of preparation and planning. Several alumni recently joined moderator June Chen of LDD Partners for the David Eccles School of Business for the Alumni Speakers Series to share their IPO journey. Here are their top takeaways for [...]

Women in the Workplace: Challenges overcome and strategies for success

2019-02-06T23:56:48-07:00February 6th, 2019|

The power of women and their influence in the business workforce is only growing stronger, as evidenced by three women panelists at the David Eccles School of Business Women in Business spring luncheon. Moderated by Eccles School Assistant Dean Ruchi Watson, panelists Nicole Torres, senior associate editor at Harvard Business Review and co-host of HBR’s Women at Work podcast, and Lianna Kinard, vice [...]

Future Alumni Feature Friday: Daniel von Wallwitz

2019-01-31T22:31:26-07:00January 31st, 2019|

Happy February everybody! We are kicking off the new month by continuing our #futurealumnifriday series. Have you met Daniel von Wallwitz here at the David Eccles School of Business? Our guess is a solid yes because he is involved in Business Scholars, Beta Alpha Psi, Business Economics Society, and Goff Scholars! He expects to graduate in 2020 with his degree QUAMO. If you [...]

Alumni #TakeoverTuesday: Mike Caggiano, PMBA, 2016

2019-01-29T09:45:55-07:00January 28th, 2019|

Did you know that we have an alumni network of more than 37,000+ people across the world that is constantly growing? This alumni network is a diverse group of professionals with a wide variety of ages, backgrounds, and interests, each with a story and an experience to share. We hope that you’ll join us each month as an alum takes over our social [...]

Future Alumni Friday: Monet Frank

2019-01-04T14:06:54-07:00January 4th, 2019|

We are fortunate enough to have a diversely talented group of students that we can’t wait to feature in 2019 as part of our Future Alumni Friday series. On the first Friday of each month in 2019, we will highlight a future alumni representing a unique part of the #EcclesExperience. It is our pleasure to introduce Monet Frank, our very first #futurealumnifriday feature. Monet [...]

Heidi Woodbury named new U Vice President for Institutional Advancement

2018-12-12T10:07:24-07:00December 11th, 2018|

University of Utah President Ruth V. Watkins has appointed Heidi Woodbury as the university’s new vice president for institutional advancement. Woodbury will assume the position on Feb. 1, 2019. Woodbury currently is the assistant dean for external relations at the David Eccles School of Business. An alumna of the U, Woodbury was selected after a vigorous, competitive national search. She succeeds Fred Esplin, who [...]

The Balancing Act: Four Strategies for Women on Integrating Work, Life, and More

2018-12-05T16:38:40-07:00December 5th, 2018|

The growing number of women entering the workforce, furthering their education, and moving up into leadership positions in their career has started a conversation about whether or not it is possible to obtain work-life balance. And — if it is possible — how to maintain it. Work-life balance is never perfectly obtainable for anyone. It is an ever-changing balancing act and requires constant adapting [...]