Gail Miller, owner and immediate past chair of the Larry H. Miller Company, was inducted into the David Eccles School of Business in May, exactly 20 years after her late husband, Larry Miller, received the same recognition. In addition to her roles at the Larry H. Miller Company, Miller is chair of the Larry H. Miller Family Foundation and presides over the Larry H. Miller Education Foundation. Her Hall of Fame induction recognizes her tremendous impact on the Eccles School, the University of Utah, and the state as a whole.

“Our newest Hall of Fame inductee is a true pillar of Utah’s economic and community landscape,” said Rachel Hayes, Dean of the David Eccles School of Business. “Her business savvy and generous philanthropy touch just about every industry, from sports and entertainment to healthcare, and from real estate to our state’s enthusiasm for fancy sodas. We are especially grateful for her investment in higher education in Utah, here at the U, and at many other institutions around the state. Her scholarship support at the Eccles School has extended the opportunity for countless students to receive a top-ranked business education, launching them on their own paths to success.”

The David Eccles School of Business Hall of Fame was established in 1989 with the purpose of recognizing individuals who have distinguished themselves in their careers, and who provide an example and model for current and future students. The inaugural Hall of Fame inductee was Spencer Fox Eccles, and other notable inductees in attendance at this year’s event included Bill Child (1996), Ellis Ivory (2013), Roger Boyer (2016), Kem C. Gardner (2022) and Katharine B. Garff (2023).

The 38th annual Hall of Fame event also recognized Anfissa Smith, VP of Finance for Mercato, with the Rising Star Award; John Fackler, Retired Director of Development, Corporate and Alumni Relations at Salt Lake Community College, with the Alumni Service Award; and Schuyler Welch, Brandon M. Welch, Ph.D., and Dylan Turner, founders of, with the Distinguished Entrepreneur Award.

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