Connecting (and Reconnecting)

Our weekend in Seattle kicked off with a fantastic alumni social held at Tulio’s restaurant in downtown Seattle. More than 30 alumni joined us to network and hear Dean Randall’s vision for the school.

Mark Call, Vice President of the University of Utah Seattle Alumni Chapter, also updated us on what’s happening at the local chapter. It was great to meet some new faces and reconnect with old friends! During the trip, Dean Randall and I spent time visiting with a few of our fantastic supporters. We met with our contacts at the JP Morgan Chase Foundation, Madrona Ventures, Harken Capital, Thermo-King International, and Business Advisory Services.

Business Scholars Hit Seattle

On Friday, our Business Scholars students had the awesome opportunity to visit Costco and Microsoft.  At Costco, David Sherwood from the Investor Relations Group, gave an amazing presentation on Costco’s history, current status as the top box store, and future plans for growth.  The students were eager to learn about the organization as the visit enhanced the retail case they had just finished in class the week before.

Following Costco, the students headed for 1 Microsoft Way to meet with five Utes at Microsoft. Paul Iverson, Director of Finance for Bing, kicked off the presentation by telling the students all about Microsoft, its products, and what it’s like to work for this powerhouse corporation. The students received some great gifts from Joel Wright, Director of Tax Controversy, and heard from Tim Kennedy, Senior Marketing Ma