A l u m n i M a g a z i n e
Huntsman students take
on big challenge
Jon M. Huntsman School of Business Spring 2009
Message from the dean...
By Douglas D. Anderson
Dean and Professor, Jon M. Huntsman School of Business
from this downturn as a business school Edwin Stafford and Cathy Hartman,
that is more innovative and effective played pivotal roles in the launching
than it ever was before. We owe that of a new wind plant in Spanish Fork,
much to the students we now serve and Utah. And, if you’d like a burst of fresh
to the students we will guide tomor- optimism, check out the story about our
row – and we owe it to you, our alumni students whose entrepreneurial instincts
and friends, who provide us such won’t let them wait until they graduate.
valued support. They have already launched their own
With this issue of the Huntsman businesses.
The financial weather has been stormy, Alumni Magazine we intend to part We continue to invite exemplary
but the clouds aren’t all dark. these dark economic clouds for a few business leaders to come and speak
It is true that dark headlines have moments and shine some light on some to our students. One of our Dean’s
been coming daily for months now. of the good things that our students Convocations featured Larry Gelwix,
The talk of layoffs, cutbacks, financial and alumni are doing. For example, on the rugby coach who inspired the movie
meltdowns, recession and a faltering page 2, you can read about how our “Forever Strong” and who has guided
economy has become our daily diet. Field Studies program sent a team of the Highland Rugby team in Salt Lake
Utah State University has not been students to Cairo, Egypt, to develop City, Utah, to 18 national champion-
immune to such bad news. Budget cuts vital training materials for the United ships. Gelwix, who is also the CEO of
in the millions have already been made, States Agency for International Devel- Columbus Travel and the “Getaway
and we know more will be expected in opment (USAID). It was an unusual Guru” on radio and television, delivered
fiscal year 2009 – 2010. experience that tested our students in all a powerful message about ethical leader-
At the Jon M. Huntsman School four areas. You’ll be proud to read how ship to students who filled the George
of Business we are subjecting each and they developed more than 1,200 pages S. Eccles Business Building auditorium
every program and priority to a seri- of instructional material in a changing, and watched on LCD screens in other
ous review. But we have already come complex and challenging international parts of the building.
up with one conclusion that will not situation. Our student-led Partners In
change. We will move forward, not fall You can also read about some of Business Annual Finance Seminar was
backward during this challenging time. the impressive things our students are built around the theme, “Weather-
Shortly after I started as dean, we accomplishing as they serve internships ing the Financial Storm.” It featured
decided that our focus would center on in Belgium, Brazil, China, Germany, Frank Nothaft, vice president and chief
developing ethical leaders, inspiring the Ireland, Italy, Peru and Sweden. One of economist of Freddie Mac, who spoke
entrepreneurial spirit within each of our our students who worked in Germany, on housing and mortgage conditions.
students and helping them gain a global Josh Kerkmann, started out with an During the seminar we gave a Profes-
vision of what they could accomplish. assignment to organize business cards. sional Achievement Award to Univer-
In 2007, we decided to add a fourth By the time he left, his advice was being sity of Chicago economist, Lars Peter
focus. We want to be sure our students sought out by coworkers who grew to Hansen, a 1974 graduate of USU. This
develop mastery in critical thinking respect what he brought to the table. brilliant award-winning economist was
skills; we have called this pillar “analyti- In fact, one of his coworkers was so the concluding speaker of the seminar.
cal rigor.” impressed with Josh that he named his In fall 2008, we presented Crystal
We see our current economic chal- newborn son after him. Maggelet, who is co-owner of Crystal
lenge as an opportunity to refine our While many universities have a Inn and is the new CEO of Flying J,
focus and to be sure we are investing in healthy supply of professors who can with a Distinguished Executive Alum-
the things that will benefit our students talk about going green and developing nus Award. Crystal offered the more
most. We are confident the choices we alternative power sources, you will read than 500 guests at our Annual Awards
make now will enable us to emerge about how two of our professors, Drs. Banquet some valuable insight on how
2 Field-study students experience “international
business in the extreme.”
to balance work, family and community 5 Crystal Maggelet is honored with Distinguished
commitments. Executive Alumnus Award.
The full list of business leaders
who have visited campus to invest in 6 Young-Chul Hong never forgets his USU roots.
our students is impressive and too long
to include here. It’s gratifying to know 8 Huntsman entrepreneurial students are not waiting
that so many successful business leaders for graduation.
agree that we are focusing on the right
things and are so willing to invest in our
pg. 6 9 Award-winning economist, Lars Peter Hansen,
students by sharing their time, talents returns to USU.
and financial resources.
As you know, our purpose at the 10 Huntsman students excel on international internships.
Huntsman School of Business is to be a
career accelerator for our students and
12 Cathy Hartman and Edwin Stafford help kick-start new
an engine of growth for our communi- industry in Utah.
ties, the state, our nation and the world.
In a very real sense, we are about the
13 Business Ambassadors are entrusted with VIP work.
business of creating the economic head- 14 Dwight Israelsen and Chris Fawson teach in Russia.
lines of tomorrow. With your continued pg. 8
support, the dark clouds will part, and 16 Larry Gelwix, winning coach and successful CEo,
the sun will shine on. And, we’ll become visits USU.
recognized as a business school that not
only teaches our students how to cope 18 Business leaders offer Huntsman students example
effectively with tough times, but even and insight.
more importantly, how to make their
own weather. 20 Twenty new inductees to the old Main Society have
21 Keep in Touch
23 Gary Anderson earns new award.
24 Ross Robson honored with new scholarship.
25 Steve and Ross Stokes fund scholarships for single
26 Brady and Andrea Murray work to establish an
The Huntsman Alumni Magazine is written and endowed scholarship.
edited by Steve Eaton, the director of com-
munications for the Jon M. Huntsman School BACK CoVER Huntsman students fix up
of Business. It was also reviewed, filtered, ana- amphitheater on old Main Hill.
lyzed, purified and homogenized by many oth-
ers who try to keep Eaton out of trouble. The
editing assistance of Maren Cartwright, Ryan
Hall, Mary Price, Taci Watterson and McKenzie
Rees was especially helpful. The magazine
was designed by Holly Broome-Hyer. The
Huntsman Alumni Magazine is posted on line. On the cover:
The online version includes longer versions Rosalie Gricius, an MBA student, takes a rare break from work to go see the Pyramids of
of some stories and additional photos. www. Giza, near Cairo, Egypt. The picture was taken by the camel’s owner who probably had no
huntsman.usu.edu/alumnispring2009 idea he was taking a cover shot for a magazine.
HUNTSMAN ALUMNI MAGAZINE I SPRING 2009 1
USU Field Studies students experience
“international business in the
extreme” One could have argued that Mark
Thomas went too far with this project.
While it’s true that Thomas, the
director of Field Studies, seems to have
unrestrained confidence in the Jon M.
Huntsman School of Business students
he works with, sometimes he lines up
some unusually challenging projects for
He called this job “international
business in the extreme.” This Field
Studies project had a team of students
traveling to Egypt to help the United
States Agency for International De-
velopment (USAID) prepare trainers
who would be coming into Cairo from
dozens of countries. The trainers would
be expected, in turn, to train those they
work with on proper USAID account-
2 UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY
Students from the Huntsman Thomas and Dr. Bentley weren’t
School of Business teamed up with stu- the only ones who had faith in USU
dents from the Instructional Technology students to deliver. Jed Barton, a
and Science Learning Department in Huntsman School of Business alumnus,
the Emma Eccles Jones College of Edu- turned to Field Studies after he couldn’t
cation and Human Services at USU. find the type of expertise he needed
Joanne Bentley is an assistant pro- elsewhere, Thomas said.
fessor of instructional technology who “This is an Aggie who believes in
specializes in accounting for individual Utah State,” Thomas said of Barton,
and cultural differences in instruction. a USAID controller who graduated in
She mentored the students at USU and 1982 with a bachelor’s degree
traveled with them to Egypt to run the in marketing.
evaluation of the project. Dr. Bentley and Thomas put
“It was a great opportunity for together an exceptional interdepart-
students from two colleges to come mental team to meet the challenge.
together and work as a team,” Bentley Two sub-teams were formed, each made
said. “Their strengths complemented up of both business and instructional
each other, and they learned that work- technology students.
ing together they could accomplish Often students will pursue a gradu-
some remarkable things – more than ate degree after spending a few years in
they could have individually.” the workforce. James Hinkle, MBA student.
It was a project that would require “We had people on the teams
not just an understanding of a single who have been out in the industry for
new culture but sensitivity to many
different cultures. It also required
several years,” Thomas said. “These were
impressive teams. They were hustlers.”
“It was a great opportunIty
mastery of the specialized governmental The students spent six weeks on for students from two
accounting subject matter that was to campus developing the materials they
be taught. would use to train the trainers. They colleges to come together
“It’s ten times harder to do a proj- worked to be sure none of their illustra-
ect like this in an international setting tions or language would be offensive and work as a team. theIr
than it would be to do it in the United to those they were training. But before
States,” Thomas said. “That’s part of the they could begin they had to first learn strengths complemented
fun and part of the learning and also the subject matter.
part of what it means to be in a global “It was a self-taught crash course each other and they learned
business.” in USAID accounting,” said Bonnie
Students who participate in Field Villarreal, a MAcc student. “When we that workIng together they
Studies projects are hired by companies received the materials, before we could
to solve problems for them, and the do anything, we had to teach ourselves.” could accomplIsh some
reputation of the program is on the Rosalie Gricius, an MBA student,
line each time a new project is tackled. said that for three weeks they just remarkable thIngs – more
Thomas said while the students know read to gain a better understanding of
it will be a learning experience, they USAID accounting practices. The busi- than they could have
set their standards high and meet ness students were in Egypt for a week
expectations. and a half and the other students were IndIvIdually.”
“Like a top consulting firm, we de- there for three weeks.
liver and meet the needs of our clients,” And despite all of the students’ —Joanne bentley
he said. preparations, they still faced obstacles.
Shortly after arriving in Egypt, the stu-
dents were asked to completely revamp
t Lisa Rajigah, a Ph.D.
student in instructional tech- half the PowerPoint presentations they
nology, seems to have the had created. They were told the slides,
camel under control. Bonnie which were in outline form, didn’t
Villarreal, a MAcc student, is include enough content. Those who
along for the ride. would be using the presentations, they
HUNTSMAN ALUMNI MAGAZINE I SPRING 2009 3
“we learned to work In a group wIth dIfferent dIscIplInes
and how to recognIze people’s IndIvIdual skIlls and
effectIvely use them.” —James hInkle, mba student
learned, had very little teaching experi- ing works out just the way you think it
ence and planned to rely more on the will,” Bentley said. “To be opened to a
content of the slides themselves than had new view of the world and be trans-
been previously expected. formed by it, that’s what this is about.
While they had been planning It’s about personal transformation. You
to spend their time doing research, have to be adaptable under pressure,
evaluating their program and offering the because there will always be surprises.”
trainers tips on how to use their student- The students ended up developing
friendly materials, their focus suddenly more than 1,200 pages of instructional
shifted toward revamping and developing materials and hundreds of PowerPoint
more content-heavy materials that would slides for two different specialized ac-
help the trainers get up to speed on what counting courses.
they would be expected to teach. “It was an enormous task,” Vil-
Dr. Bentley said it wasn’t until near larreal said. “You had one presentation
the end of their visit they had a chance on cash reconciliation, one on how
to work with instructors and teach them the United States government budget
how to effectively train others. She had works. We had another one on how you
predicted – even before they left the actually process an obligation through
country – there would be surprises that the software. These were very detailed,
would bring out the best in the teams. process-oriented presentations, and
“International projects are a won- there were nearly 70 of them.”
derful opportunity to be surprised – noth- The students said the work exposed
them to the type of challenges one
p Mark Thomas and Joanne Bentley,
might face working for a company that
deals with multiple cultures and com-
t A USAID trainer teaches.
munication barriers. It also taught them
q Lisa Rajigah gets an earful from a how to work as a team.
“We learned to work in a group
with different disciplines and how to
recognize people’s individual skills and
effectively use them,” said James Hinkle,
an MBA student. “We learned to work
as a team even though we came from
Thomas is not surprised that the
students rose to the call and delivered.
He said the materials they developed
are now being used in South Africa,
Thailand, Hungary and El Salvador.
“You deserve an A,” he told them
in their last meeting. “I am terribly
proud of what you have done. I will
brag about you for a long, long time.”
For more photos of the trip go
4 UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY
Huntsman School of Business
recognizes co-founder of
Crystal Inn with
top alumni award
This year the Jon M. Huntsman School 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in shareholder, along with my brother, of
of Business gave its highest award to a December 2008. a large corporation with thousands of
successful business woman, recognizing “Even though Flying J has been a employees.”
her not only for her vocational success, successful company, it faced near-term Crystal talked of her supportive
but for her work as a mother. liquidity pressure from an unprec- husband. She said Chuck, who works
Crystal Maggelet, co-founder of edented combination of factors: the full-time leading MacCall Management,
Crystal Inn, managing director for precipitous drop in the price of oil and is patient, understanding, analytical and
MacCall Management and new CEO the lack of available financing from its “over-the-top intelligent.”
and president of Flying J, was pre- traditional sources due to disrupted “I’m very lucky that I found him
sented with the Distinguished Executive credit markets,” the company said in a and that I married him,” she said.
Alumnus Award by Dean Douglas D. statement posted on its Web site. “With Crystal also made it clear how
Anderson at the school’s Annual Awards a sudden and unanticipated inability to much she values her role as mother of
Banquet on Oct. 2, 2008. Crystal and meet its liquidity needs, the company her children
her husband, Chuck Maggelet, are had no other choice than a Chapter “I’m a Girl Scout leader, a coach,
managing directors of the company that 11 filing to provide the time to work a theater and ballet mom, an avid run-
now operates 14 properties, 11 of which through a solution.” ner, a traveler but most of all, I’m a wife
are Crystal Inns. If anyone can help a company and a mother,” Crystal said at the event
“All of us at one time or another, “work through a solution,” it’s Crystal, that drew more than 500 people. “I
struggle to strike a healthy work-life according to Natalie Morgan, direc- know that my horizon will change again
balance,” Dean Anderson said. “Crystal tor of sales and marketing for MacCall soon, and I’ll have the opportunity to
is someone who has done an impres- Management. pursue other endeavors as my children
sive job of juggling and balancing while “Crystal has an ability to be very pursue theirs.”
excelling vocationally and raising some focused and productive with the time The Maggelets have four children:
great kids.” she has,” Morgan said. a son, Drew, who is 13-years-old, an
Crystal partnered with her father, “She just gets to the heart of the 11-year-old daughter, Lexi, and two
Jay Call, the founder of Flying J, to matter and figures out what’s going to eight-year-olds, Hailey and Erica.
open her first Crystal Inn in 1994 in make it work and goes at it,” Morgan “If I can leave you with three ideas
Salt Lake City. She supervised the build- said. “She’s so organized and has such tonight they would be, believe in what
ing, staffing and operation of the new a great mind and such compassion for you want and go for it,” she said at the
hotel and it proved a success. Shortly people. She has really good insight. She’s banquet. “Leave all your options open,
thereafter, she and her husband founded a phenomenal human being.” work hard and believe in yourself. And,
MacCall Management, expanding the At the Annual Awards Banquet, most of all, remember that balance
business. which was made up of scholarship re- doesn’t happen day-to-day but over a
In January 2009, Crystal, who had cipients and Huntsman School of Busi- lifetime.”
been chairwoman of the Flying J Board ness supporters, Crystal talked about The Distinguished Executive
of Directors, became its CEO and presi- some of the personal challenges she has Alumnus Award honors alumni who
dent, adding yet another responsibility faced, including the death of her father have shown integrity, set a good ex-
to her plate. Flying J Inc., one of the na- who was killed in an airplane crash in ample, demonstrated powerful leader-
tion’s largest privately held companies, 2005. ship and given valuable service to their
and its Big West refining and Longhorn “In an instant my life changed,” she community.
Pipeline subsidiaries, had filed voluntary said. “Not only had I lost a man I loved
petitions to reorganize under Chapter and respected, I was now the majority
HUNTSMAN ALUMNI MAGAZINE I SPRING 2009 5
(From left to right) Katherine Anderson, her husband, Dean Douglas D. Anderson, Young Chul-Hong and, his wife, Mira Wie Hong.
Dr. Hong received an honorary doctorate in business from USU at commencement in May 2007.
Successful South Korean business leader
never forgets his
Years ago it was a simple act of kindness
leading makers of specialty steel wire. world’s economy. That understanding
that impressed Young-Chul Hong. Even though he leads a firm that owns has strengthened my company.”
During his time at USU, while he 20 plants worldwide and employs 4,200 In 2005, Dr. Hong paid to bring
was going after his MBA degree, Hong people, he has not forgotten USU and Dr. Kartchner and his brother Eugene,
said he didn’t keep track of special dates the individuals who helped him while who was also one of Dr. Hong’s profes-
like his birthday but apparently his he was here. sors, and their wives to South Korea as
roommates, Harry Miller Jr., Richard For example, Dr. Hong still his guests for 10 days.
Hall and Steve Gonzales, did. Hong remembers Professor Allen Kartchner’s “It was an absolutely wonderful
said he came home to discover his statistics class. trip,” Dr. Kartchner said. “We had a
roommates had “kindly prepared a sur- “His lectures were unlike any other great time there. It was an experience of
prise party for me. I was so impressed professor’s in that he turned the boring a lifetime.”
and that pleasant memory is still very numbers into something more interest- Dr. Kartchner said Dr. Hong, who
clear in my mind. The smiles on their ing,” Dr. Hong said. “The mathematical is president of the South Korean chapter
faces that day, remain in my heart, procedures I learned from him aided of the USU Alumni Association, has
even today.” me as a CEO in my company in various been a strong advocate of USU in South
Dr. Hong is now the chairman ways by providing me the methods I Korea.
and CEO of Kiswire, one of the world’s would need to predict the flow of the
6 UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY
“He’s a person who remembers $1.5 billion. In 1995, he was awarded able nature of the future,” he said.
people,” Dr. Kartchner said. “I thought the Gold-Tower Industrial Contribution Harry Miller, ’73, personnel man-
it was just amazing that he would Decoration by the president of South agement, was one of Dr. Hong’s room-
remember a professor he had 35 Korea. It is the highest honor given mates when Dr. Hong was at USU. He
years ago.” by the South Korean government for said he remembers how surprised Dr.
A group of Huntsman Scholars that contributions to the economic welfare Hong was when they threw a party for
traveled to Asia last summer also expe- of the country. In 2004, the Huntsman him. He said Dr. Hong was shy, humble
rienced some of Dr. Hong’s hospitality, School of Business recognized him with and very smart.
according to Vijay R. Kannan, director a Professional Achievement Award. “We all thought he was a little
of international programs at the Jon M. computer,” he said. “He was so focused.
Huntsman School of Business. He’d learn things; they went into that
“Dr. Hong was instrumental in computer bank, and he would spit them
not only enabling the group to visit and out later, verbatim, no problem. He
learn about Kiswire, but through his was more than willing to help his fellow
contacts, he arranged visits to a Sam- students with any kind of statistics or
sung research and development facility mathematical problem.”
as well as Hyundai’s largest car assembly Dr. Hong said his time at USU
plant,” Dr. Kannan said. “Both he and paid off.
his colleagues went out of their way to “The invaluable knowledge and ex-
ensure the group had a memorable ex- perience I acquired at USU influenced
perience and gained an appreciation for my business and life and became the
Korean culture and society. The South basis of today’s Kiswire,” he said.
Korea part of the trip could not have In a recent interview, Dr. Hong
been done without Dr. Hong’s support shared some advice about succeeding
and dedication to helping the Hunts- in business:
man School of Business.” 1. Leadership is not something that
Dr. Hong recently donated a person is born with. “It comes with
$250,000 to support programs of
excellence in the Huntsman School of “dr. hong demonstrates continued practice and endless effort.”
2. Leaders need to think about the big
Business and another $250,000 to the picture and long-term goals. They need
Department of Sociology at USU. to our students that to have what he calls “a global mindset.”
“All I wish for is that my small 3. Don’t make decisions on instinct
contribution will aid the students in humIlIty, compassIon and alone. “Always think ahead and list
becoming better professionals and in the potential problems that may arise
serving society in better ways,” he said. IntegrIty are prIncIples that before proceeding with a decision.
Dean Douglas D. Anderson visited Think scientifically.”
Dr. Hong in South Korea in 2007 and can lead to success on a He said one of the reasons he was
was given a VIP tour of the Kiswire willing to ensure the Huntsman Schol-
plant in Hongduk, South Korea. (See a global scale. that’s the kInd ars had a good experience is because he
video of the tour at Huntsman.usu.edu/ thinks it’s important that they develop a
hong) of example we want our “global mind.”
“There is nothing small about Dr. “Students get special experiences
Hong’s contributions or the impact students to see.” from visiting overseas countries where
he continues to have at Utah State they learn about different cultures and
University,” Dean Anderson said. “He —dean douglas d. anderson develop relationships with business,
demonstrates to our students that government and academic leaders,” he
humility, compassion and integrity are In 2007, USU awarded Dr. Hong an said. “This is the beginning of what
principles that can lead to success on a honorary doctorate. they need to know to enter into a global
global scale. That’s the kind of example Dr. Hong said he came to USU marketplace. Those experiences will
we want our students to see.” because he was looking to “experience a definitely help the students develop
When Dr. Hong took over his greater diversity, both cultural and intel- their business potential in the future.”
father’s business in 1988, it employed lectual.”
only 2,300 people and had sales of “I also wanted to challenge myself
$160.4 million. It now boasts sales of further by confronting the unpredict-
HUNTSMAN ALUMNI MAGAZINE I SPRING 2009 7
or find new opportunities,” said Weese. “Seeing these opportu-
nities is what makes times like these both interesting
Dan Holland teaches the fundamentals of entrepreneur-
ship and likes to see his students do more than talk.
“While many of the businesses students start while in
school may not be considered high-growth opportunities,
a large part of entrepreneurship is action, and I am always
excited to see students act entrepreneurially,” he said. “Their
experiences prepare them to obtain greater value in the class-
room and ultimately prepare them for a higher level of success
in future new ventures.”
Taking advantage of opportunities, however, often isn’t
easy. Brandon Kartchner, a senior majoring in entrepreneur-
ship and business administration, purchased a tanning and
hair salon called The Rage, with his wife, Shantai. At the time,
Brandon was carrying nine credits, had a full-time job on the
side and realized he needed to remodel the business they had
acquired, in addition to getting it up and running.
“I didn’t sleep much for three or four months, but you
just have to make it work,” he said.
Nate Bradshaw, a senior majoring in entrepreneurship and
Adam Brown, a junior majoring in entrepreneurship, look over With so much on their plates, these entrepreneurial stu-
some shirts made by their company, Sentimental Clothing. dents said their interest in the Huntsman School of Business
goes way beyond getting good grades and a diploma. They are
Huntsman entrepreneurs intent on seizing the value from everything offered in
aren’t waiting for Justin Harding, a senior majoring in entrepreneurship,
teamed up with Brandon Kartchner to start Logan Deals.
The company has developed a list of thousands of people who
welcome a daily text message about a good deal being offered
by a local merchant. He said when he goes to class, he wants to
make sure what he is learning can be put to use in his business.
While the faltering economy is causing many to fret about
“I’m sitting there in class and I’m thinking about my busi-
keeping their jobs, there are a handful of Huntsman students
ness and I’m wondering, ‘How can I apply this right now?’” he
who don’t seem to be paying attention to the news. They
said. “And I walk out of class and, seriously, two hours later,
are convinced that if there are layoffs, they’ll be the last
I’m changing something about my business because of what I
learned in class.”
That’s because, even though these students haven’t gradu-
Harding and others interviewed said their motivation to
ated, they’ve already launched their own businesses. And, while
stay in class is driven more by the knowledge they are after
some of them work two jobs, when it comes to their own busi-
than the grade they will receive.
nesses, they answer only to themselves.
“I’m there because I think the professor has something
Nate Bradshaw is a senior majoring in entrepreneurship,
valuable to offer, otherwise I would leave because I consider
who markets his own apparel line called Sentimental Clothing,
my time very valuable,” Harding said.
and who has his own screen-printing business. He runs the ven-
All the students interviewed had taken Dr. Holland’s
tures with Adam Brown, a junior majoring in entrepreneurship.
class, the fundamentals of entrepreneurship, and said the class
“There are always going to be hard times, and I don’t want
offered them valuable insight about how to be successful.
to sound like I don’t feel for the people who have lost their jobs,
“I believe in the entrepreneurship program the school
because that is definitely not my point,” Bradshaw said. “My
has,” Bradshaw said. “I believe in the next 10 years, it’s going
point is that there are always opportunities, and entrepreneurs
to be a top-tier entrepreneurial school in the western
are the ones who look at the mess and find the opportunities
that have presented themselves.”
Matt Weese, a senior majoring in entrepreneurship, runs
his own lawn care business.
“With the economy being down, we are driven to go out For a longer version of this story go to:
and create new ways to be successful in our own businesses www.huntsman.usu.edu/inovation
8 UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY
When Lars Peter Hansen graduated from Logan High School doctorate in economics. He started his academic career teach-
he was told by a counselor that, based on his recent academic ing at Carnegie-Mellon University.
performance, he could expect to be a C+ student and, if he Since 1981, Dr. Hansen has been on the faculty of the
studied very, very hard, a B+ student. University of Chicago’s Department of Economics, where he
“I would bring home report cards with double check served as director of graduate studies and as department chair-
marks by, ‘Does not respect authority,’” he said. “I was not a man. He is the recipient of the 2006 Erwin Plein Nemmers
very inspired high school student.” Prize in Economics from Northwestern University. He has
Hansen said his father and mother had both gone to also been recognized with the Faculty Award for Excellence in
USU. In fact, his father, R. Gaurth Hansen, was the provost at Graduate Teaching at the University of Chicago and was a co-
the time. Hansen decided to go to USU. winner of the Frisch Medal from the Econometric Society.
“Several professors at Utah State University helped me In the 1980s, Dr. Hansen became established as the
reorient my thinking to career possibilities and intellectual leading contributor to the development and application of
pursuits,” Dr. Hansen said. “They started me on a path that rigorous estimation and testing methods for financial data. His
has proven very challenging and rewarding.” 1982 paper, “Generalized Methods of Moments” fundamen-
Apparently, there were a number of professors at USU tally altered the way that empirical research is done in finance
who could see his potential. Dr. Hansen said Mike Windham, and macroeconomics.
a mathematics professor, and Bartell Jensen, an economics Dr. Hansen was honored in October with the 2008 CME
professor, gave him valuable professional advice. He said that (Chicago Mercantile Exchange) Group-MSRI (Mathematical
Doug Alder, a history professor, suggested Hansen always find Sciences Research Institute) Prize in Innovative Quantitative
ways to take advantage of his strengths and to do it in a unique Applications.
way. In January 2009, Dean Douglas D. Anderson presented
It would be an understatement to say that Dr. Hansen him with a Professional Achievement Award during the Part-
went beyond the expectations of those who thought him des- ners In Business Finance Seminar where he was the concluding
tined to be a C+ student. speaker. There, the “trouble maker” spoke before an attentive
After graduating with a dual degree in political science audience of business professionals and students, giving an ad-
and mathematics in 1974, Dr. Hansen went on to attend the dress entitled, “Financial Fragility and the Macroeconomy.”
University of Minnesota in Minneapolis where he earned his
“several professors at utah state unIversIty helped me reorIent my thInkIng to career
possIbIlItIes and Intellectual pursuIts. they started me on a path that has proven very
challengIng and rewardIng.” —dr. lars peter hansen
HUNTSMAN ALUMNI MAGAZINE I SPRING 2009 9
Erik Kaltschmidt, a senior majoring in international business, works on a PowerPoint while company leaders at Xi’an Beta Market
Research look on.
Huntsman students tackle challenging
A Jon M. Huntsman School of Business student, who recently served an internship in Brazil, said he
came back with a Brazilian heart.
No, he had not just completed an internship as a surgeon. Cohen Summers had been working at
Banco Itaú S.A. in Sao Paulo.
“I would love to return to Brazil,” Summer said. “It is an amazing country, and my heart is now
His work included helping a number of employees with their business English, in part, by develop-
ing and teaching a bi-weekly business communications course. Another student, Tyler Smith, a senior
majoring in managerial economics and Spanish, worked at the same bank. He also said he enjoyed and
benefited from his experience. However, he came back convinced he would like to work for a smaller
company but found the international experience “stimulating and beneficial.”
Paige Geslin and Krystn Clark have heard this kind of feedback before. Geslin is the internship
director for the Huntsman School of Business and Clark is the internship coordinator. They would
consider both reactions positive.
“We tell students if you get into an internship and you find yourself wondering, ‘Why did I ever
think this major was for me?’ that’s good,” Geslin said. “You were able to test drive your major. Now, if
10 UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY
“the most Important thIng I developed was an Inner confIdence
that I can do Just about anythIng I put my mInd to.”
— erIk kaltschmIdt, senIor maJorIng In InternatIonal busIness
you want to tweak or change your goals the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- new to me. I managed to do this despite
before you graduate, you can refocus on day Saints in its Perpetual Education the fact that I had no language abilities
something more fulfilling to you.” Department in Lima, Peru. There, in and I had never before visited China.”
Geslin and Clark know what they addition to the daily accounting and Employers seem to appreciate the
are talking about. During 2007 – 2008 audits he performed, he taught classes at business-world experience students gain.
academic year, 351 Huntsman students various locations. Nationwide, more than 65 percent of
completed internships. This number “Every night I taught hundreds of students are offered jobs after they serve
doesn’t count internships students com- students who wanted to learn how to their internships, Geslin said.
pleted without taking the corresponding start a business,” Norton said. “That was “In business, you have to have
internship course. strange.” practical experience,” Clark said.
Clark said increasing numbers of Geslin said she has confidence Joseph Ure, who served an intern-
students are interested in doing interna- Huntsman students will rise to the chal- ship at the U.S. Consulate Commercial
tional internships. In the 2006 – 2007 lenge when she lines up internships for Service, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, gradu-
year, only five students did international them. ated in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in
internships. The next year there were “For the most part, our interns are international business and operations
16 students who went abroad and this given very real responsibilities,” Geslin management. He said he received offers
year that number will continue to grow. said. “That’s why the internship course from five major companies in late 2008
Students have served internships in is so valuable. It ensures students are and went to work for BAE Systems, the
China, Sweden, Ireland, Italy, Germany, given quality work and will not be stuck world’s third largest defense contractor.
Belgium, Peru and Brazil. filing or fetching coffee. During the first “Utah State students should not
The vast majority of students report couple of weeks, the interns sit down feel intimidated or inadequate,”
the internships are challenging and re- with their work supervisors and set very he said. “They can compete in the
warding. Some are surprised at just how structured goals or projects they will business world if they are driven and
much trust is invested in them once accomplish during the internship expe- determined to accomplish their goals.
they prove themselves. rience. Students then complete weekly We can achieve success at the highest
Josh Kerkmann said when he assignments for internship credits. We possible levels even in the hardest of
initially arrived at his internship with also arrange an onsite or phone visit economic times.”
Bosch in Waiblingen, Germany, his with every intern and with their work At Banco Itaú, Summers and Smith
supervisor was away. They put him to supervisor for a progress check.” were asked to complete some significant
work organizing business cards. Kerk- In addition to learning a new job, assignments, in addition to teaching
mann was beginning to think he’d made students serving international intern- business English. They created opera-
a big mistake because he had passed ships often have to learn to be flexible tional flow charts of all the services
up an opportunity to be CFO of a and work with people from varying that their area provided for the custom-
local company so he could serve the cultural backgrounds. er, and they created and implemented
internship. Erik Kaltschmidt, a senior ma- two databases. The two students were
“My internship at Bosch started joring in international business and the first international interns at Banco
off slow, but as my responsibilities economics, said his internships in Xi’an, Itaú, and helped develop the internship
increased, people grew to trust me,” China, gave him confidence. He worked program for future Huntsman interns.
Kerkmann said. “In fact, my opinion for Xi’an Beta Market Research and the “From this internship I now have a
was eventually sought out by the vice King Dynasty Hotel. better idea of who I am, what I want to
president of packing technology. What “The most important thing I devel- do, and by working in such an environ-
really surprised me was that one of my oped was an inner confidence that I can ment I have the skills to be successful,”
coworkers even named his son after me. do just about anything I put my mind Summers said. “So, to sum it up in
I must have done something right.” to,” said Kaltschmidt. “I found success one phrase: an internship helps open a
Eddie Norton, a senior in ac- in a completely different culture, work- doorway to your future.”
counting and economics, worked for ing two jobs, in two industries that were
For more photos of the internships go to: www.huntsman.usu.edu/tackle
HUNTSMAN ALUMNI MAGAZINE I SPRING 2009 11
new industry in
Cathy Hartman and Edwin Stafford pose in front of the new Spanish Fork wind
Two Jon M. Huntsman School of Business professors played a tablish the project, a process that required backers to adapt to
key role in the launching of a wind power plant at the mouth changing municipal, state and federal policies.”
of Spanish Fork Canyon, Utah, in 2008. It includes a description of the siting issues encountered,
Their research shows that the construction alone generated how a power purchase agreement with Rocky Mountain Power
more than $4 million in economic output to the state of Utah. was negotiated and how developers addressed objections raised
The project supported 38 jobs with a total payroll of almost by some local residents.
$1.4 million. “Wind developers in Utah need to be persistent, flexible
“Wind power can create attractive economic opportunities and responsive to community concerns,” Dr. Stafford said.
for a local community in terms of new jobs, lease payments to “Energy policy also needs to be consistent to expedite wind
landowners and new property tax revenues,” said Cathy Hart- development as well.”
man, marketing professor and one of the co-authors of the Spanish Fork has paved the way for more wind power
study. development throughout the state, according to Dr. Hartman.
In 2009, the wind power plant is expected to generate “This will bring both economic and environmental ben-
more than $74,000 in land lease payments to Spanish Fork efits and foster a rural renaissance across the state,” she said.
landowners. It will also generate more than $112,000 in lo- The Spanish Fork wind project is owned and operated by
cal property taxes for Utah County, of which approximately Edison Mission Energy based in California.
$84,000 will support the Nebo School District, the study “We were so excited,” Dr. Hartman said. “We feel like we
concludes. are a part of it and the broader renewable energy movement in
The report, “Generating Economic Development from a the state.”
Wind Power Project in Spanish Fork Canyon, Utah: A Case When the Spanish Fork project was dedicated, Hartman
Study and Analysis of State-Level Economic Impacts,” is avail- and Stafford were guest speakers at the opening celebration.
able by clicking on “News and Research” at: www.cleantech. They are also sought out on a weekly basis by reporters who
usu.edu are interested in what they have to say about green marketing
The economic impacts were estimated using the Job and and wind power.
Economic Development Impact (JEDI) model developed by “Our expertise is in the marketing of clean technology,”
the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable En- Dr. Stafford said. “What we have here is a case study that
ergy Laboratory in Golden, Colo. Sandra Reategui, a USU Cathy and I have witnessed over the last four years of all the
graduate, and Dr. Edwin Stafford, marketing professor, were policy barriers, and the market barriers and the cultural mis-
co-authors of the study. perceptions that had to be overcome to get this project off the
“The developers faced obstacles at every turn and had to ground. In many respects, Cathy and I feel honored that we
break new ground on many fronts,” said Dr. Stafford. “The helped kick-start a whole new industry in the state.”
report includes a case history of the four-year struggle to es-
12 UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY
Business Ambassadors meet on the ninth floor of the George S. Eccles Business Building to plan upcoming events.
Business Ambassadors host
When Jon M. Huntsman came to USU in December of innovative and dependable students who have consistently
2007 to announce he was giving the College of Business $25 proven they are worthy of such trust.”
million, he came with some important guests in tow. They Business Ambassadors are called upon to give tours, host
included Utah Gov. Jon M. Huntsman Jr., three apostles from important guests and do more mundane things like usher for an
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a former important event.
dean from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsyl- “We are here to help the Dean’s Office,” said Josh Kerk-
vania, Thomas P. Gerrity. That’s not to mention the spouses mann, a Business Ambassador.
and other carefully selected people who made the trip to USU “We even pulled staples out of bulletin boards before
on two private jets or another LDS apostle, Elder Joseph B. school started,” said Cox, who now serves as president of the
Wirthlin, who would be waiting for them at the university. Business Ambassadors.
Among the small group there to greet the in-bound party He jokes that after his experience greeting the Huntsmans
of VIPs at the airport were Morgan Cox, a Business Ambassa- at the airport it was inevitable he’d be selected to lead the group.
dor, and Eddie Norton, Business Senator. “I was the ‘anointed one’ after that point,” Cox said,
Cox said he ended up on one of the two buses that took laughing.
the group to the USU campus with Jon M. Huntsman, Presi- Business Ambassadors are also drafted to go on recruiting
dent Boyd K. Packer, Elder M. Russell Ballard and Gerrity. trips and share their experiences with potential students.
“I was sitting right across from the two apostles and Jon One might think that Business Ambassadors serve in hopes
Huntsman was sitting next to me,” he said. of padding their resumes or making connections that might
As they drove to campus, Cox answered questions about help them after graduation. Those interviewed, however, talked
himself and the school. Cliff Skousen, senior associate dean for of how much they appreciate what they’ve gained from their
faculty development and administrative affairs, was also at the time at USU and how they want to share that with others and
airport but did not ride on the same bus with Cox to USU. He help shape the future of the school.
said he knew that Cox and Norton would represent the school “It gives me an opportunity to make a difference,” said
well. Brian Francom, a Business Ambassador. “Not necessarily to
“The Business Ambassadors play a crucial role in support- gain recognition but just to be able to change the School of
ing the Huntsman School of Business and in shaping the way Business, to represent something that I feel is important
others view us,” Dr. Skousen said. “We have total confidence to me.”
in each of them because they are a select group of intelligent,
HUNTSMAN ALUMNI MAGAZINE I SPRING 2009 13
The students at North Ossetia State Uni-
versity probably didn’t expect a profes-
sor visiting from the Jon M. Huntsman
School of Business in America to know
much about Russia.
Few had met a native English
speaker. They were just delighted to have
Two Huntsman professors a chance to test out their ideas and Eng-
lish on the visiting professor.
They didn’t know that Dwight
Israelsen graduated from USU in 1969
with a degree in economics and a minor
in Russian language. Dr. Israelsen ended
up writing his dissertation on fiscal policy
in Czarist Russia when he earned his doc-
torate at the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology. He has taught courses on the
economic history of Russia, the political
economy of the USSR and the economic
transition of Russia and Eastern Europe.
Chris Fawson, senior associate dean
for academic and international affairs,
made the trip with Israelsen. He said
students appreciated the fact that Dr.
Israelsen knew so much about Russia.
“To have an American come over
who loved and respected their culture was
just an incredible experience for them,”
Dr. Fawson said.
Dr. Israelsen and Dr. Fawson were
invited to be visiting professors for two
weeks in late 2008 at North Ossetia State
University. The school is located in the
Republic of North Ossetia-Alania, part
of the Russian Federation and located in
the northern Caucasus region bordering
The rector of the university and
the dean of the School of International
Affairs, where students are taught in
English, invited them to be guest lectur-
ers. Dr. Fawson taught econometrics and
economic theory. Dr. Israelsen taught
international economics and the history
of economic thought.
“It’s a unique part of the world,” Dr.
Fawson said of North Ossetia. “There’s
not a lot of outside access because it’s a
part of the world that has had a lot of
t The two professors stopped in
Moscow on the way home where they
visited St. Basil’s Cathedral in Red
14 UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY
Fawson said it is an area where the
Huntsman School of Business can have
a significant impact.
“It’s where a visit can really change
the lives of the students and the faculty
we interact with,” he said. “We have a
broad mission to reach out and help
draw people from around the world
into a global community and help
them feel empowered. Our trip was an
outgrowth of the Huntsman School’s
focus on global vision.”
Dr. Fawson said the students
were very open to learning new
ideas and “looking at the world
through a different lens.”
“The students couldn’t have been
more generous and accommodating
with their time,” Dr. Fawson said. “They p Some of the North
Ossetia State University
would pick us up in the evenings and
economics students that
we’d walk through the city and they Chris Fawson and Dwight
would show us the things they loved Israelsen taught pose in
about it.” the Kurtat Valley.
Dr. Fawson and Dr. Israelsen
u Dwight Israelsen
had worked with North Ossetia State
and Ashar Dzampaev, a
University in 2001 when they sought student, stand in front of
USAID funding to establish an institu- an Ossetian sepulcher in
tional relationship with the university. an ancient village of Tsmiti
Because of the political unrest in the in the Kurtat Valley.
area, the program wasn’t funded, but the q Chris Fawson teaches
relationships were established. a econometrics class
Dr. Israelsen said on their recent at North Ossetia State
trip they were exploring the possibilities University.
of establishing a cooperative degree pro-
gram like the Jon M. Huntsman School
has done in China. Dr. Israelsen is the
director of academic initiatives for Asia.
Dr. Fawson and Dr. Israelsen said
the experience proved valuable profes-
sionally, giving them insight they would
not otherwise have had.
“For us it was an educational
adventure,” Dr. Israelsen said. “I had
not been to North Ossetia before. We
were interested in knowing what had
happened to education in Russia since
the breakup of the Soviet Union; what
their educational system was like, how
they teach and how well prepared the
students are. We were very impressed.”
For more photos of the trip go to:
HUNTSMAN ALUMNI MAGAZINE I SPRING 2009 15
It’s not every day a business school looks to a rugby coach for advice. “See the finished product.” He also
And yet, the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business invited Larry Gelwix, coach of said to recognize people for the potential
the Highland Rugby team and the inspiration for the movie “Forever Strong,” to be a they have and treat them as equals.
Dean’s Convocation speaker last January. “It’s about seeing the potential in
Dean Douglas D. Anderson, who has worked with some of the best known people,” he said. “As you go on to your
business leaders in the country, introduced Gelwix, who is also CEO of Columbus leadership role, see the end from the
Travel, as “one of the finest leaders I have ever met.” beginning, as Stephen Covey would put
While Gelwix spoke he was filmed by three different film crews. One of them it. See the potential. See the finished
was gathering footage which could eventually be used as part of a special feature on product.”
the “Forever Strong” DVD. Students packed the auditorium, watched on a video “Focus on the final score.” Gelwix
feed pumped to the student lounge and other areas of the building and then stood in encouraged the students to think about
line afterward to get a chance to talk with him. not what they are going to be, but in-
Gelwix shared with the students what he called the “five pillars of success.” stead, who they are going to be.
Practice “horizontal leadership.” He said the most common type of leadership “Be men and women of integrity,”
is “ego driven.” With a horizontal philosophy, he said, “Everyone has the right of hu- he said. “Be men and women of honesty.
man dignity, of human respect, of not being humiliated in front of their peers, of not You’re going to get some penalty flags
being ripped apart.” and fouls and missed shots along the way.
“There’s no such thing as negative motivation,” he said. “There is not. You can You’re going to have some people take ad-
terrorize someone; you can threaten an employee with his job; you can threaten a vantage of you, but you determine what
student; you can terrorize someone within your organization, and you will get a the final score of your life is by not what
short-term behavior change. But you’ll never capture their heart and their loyalty.” you want to be but who you want to be.”
Gelwix emphasized the importance of respecting everyone. “Get out of the boat and drive the
“If you want to know what a person’s character is really like, I’m going tell you wagon.” Gelwix told the Biblical story in
the secret; it never fails,” he said. “Watch how a person treats someone they don’t Matthew of Peter getting out of the boat
need.” in a storm and trying to walk across the
“Don’t play with snakes.” Gelwix told a story of a friend who was playing with water to Jesus Christ.
a rattlesnake and got bit. He told the students there is a right and wrong, and they “I think that Peter gets a bum rap
should resist the temptation to choose an unethical path just because it promises with this story,” he said, “because we al-
more profit. ways talk about his failure and his sinking
… Peter got out of the boat.”
He also told a story of Salt Lake
pioneer Brigham Young crossing a river
Winning rugby as the frozen ice started to crack. When
a follower suggested they stop and pray,
Young said, according to Gelwix, “Broth-
er, we said our prayers this morning, now
you drive that wagon!”
success secrets “Some of us spend so much time
in planning, paralyzed by fear, afraid we
may look dumb, afraid we may fail, that
we don’t get out of the boat and we don’t
drive the wagon,” he said.
“The five things I have told you are
true,” he said. “They are pillars of success
that not only will not fail you, but cannot
For a longer version of this story
go to: www.huntsman.usu.
edu/rugbycoach or to see
a video of the convo-
cation go to http://
16 UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY
Bob Nilsen is a former player who
went on to become president of Burger
King and chief operating officer of Taco
Bell. He is now the president, COO
and owner of Café Rio.
He said Larry has “the whole pack-
age” when it comes to leadership. “He is
not an in-your-face coach, but he cap-
tivates your mind, your passion – you
want to win for the man, you want to
excel and you want to live a good life.”
John Kimball is now the senior vice
president of business operations at Réal
Salt Lake. He said he still teaches and
applies what he learned from Gelwix in
Larry Gelwix talks with Vladimir Sosa, a senior majoring in operations management and “The principles the coach taught
human resources. make perfect sense in business,” Kimball
said. “He taught us to leave it all on
Rugby players credit Gelwix with the field. He taught us to be unified
as a team and focus on a worthy goal.
helping them become He demonstrated leadership by caring
about individuals. If you could get just
champions off the field
those three principles into play in a
business, it would drive performance
unlike anything the world has seen.”
Gelwix keeps former players
Mark Nelson said he remembers the first time his Highland Rugby team played Utah
involved by asking them to write letters
and send pictures to players who will be
He said he was so afraid that he was physically shaking before the game, fearing
wearing their jersey numbers and play-
they would “get killed” by the college players.
ing their positions.
“The first five minutes of our first game were terrible,” he said. “Three of my
“He made me want to work, to
teammates were literally carried off the field from injuries that included a broken leg
want to sweat and die for the team,”
and a dislocated collar bone.”
said Andrew Carver, who is a freshman
Gelwix, however, seemed confident his high school club team could win. He
at Snow College. “It was an honor to
encouraged them on and, after their “initial shock,” the team started to play hard,
play for this team. To wear the same
Nelson said. They won.
jersey as so many before you have.”
However, the real victories, if Gelwix is to be believed, happened later in Nelson’s
Before major rugby contests, the
life as he reaped the benefits from applying the principles Gelwix taught him.
team does the Haka, a Maori choreo-
“I remember him putting his arm around me,” Nelson said, “and telling me that
graphed war chant on the field. They
he is expecting big things out of me in life, that I had the potential to do amazing
do so knowing hundreds of former
players around the world are stopping at
Nelson said he went on to get his MBA from Harvard and to found his own
the very same time to participate with
private equity fund and consulting firm, “Value Added.”
It’s clear Gelwix is proud of the way his teams have played; in 33 years of coach-
Gelwix often says if his coaching
ing, his teams have earned a 379 – 9 record. The USA Rugby association has held
were just about Rugby he would have
national championships for 24 years and Highland Rugby has won 18 national
retired years ago. He says he finds it
most rewarding when a player tells him,
Gelwix’s rugby success was the inspiration for the movie “Forever Strong,” a film
“You changed my life.”
that was released in fall 2008 and is due out on DVD in April 2009. Gelwix said the
“When you change one person’s
movie combines true stories from several seasons and puts them all into one season.
life,” he said, “you change generations.”
Gelwix is the CEO of Columbus Travel and former CEO of WinAir. Gelwix was
one of the principal owners of Morris Travel, a firm he and his partners sold in 1995.
He is the “Getaway Guru” on KUTV, 2 News This Morning, and on his syndicated For a longer version of this story go to:
radio program “Travel Show.” www.huntsman.usu.edu/champions
HUNTSMAN ALUMNI MAGAZINE I SPRING 2009 17
Business leaders emphasize
the importance of
ethics, gratitude and
global vision DaVID
C aY Jo
Editor’s note: Here is listing of just some of the speakers who have visited the Huntsman on
School of Business in recent months.
Sam ClaRk SCOtt HuSkinSOn
The president and CEO of the Dale Barton Agency, Sam Clark, told a Dean’s Con- A Logan businessman, Scott Huskinson,
vocation audience in October 2008 how consistently choosing an ethical path has who started a company that has be-
helped him build the kind of reputation that has led to his company’s success and come a leading supplier of wrist bands
growth. traditionally used in fund raising, was
He told numerous stories about how holding to high ethical standards has paid presented with a Professional Achieve-
off in his business and suggested each student make a decision now to be a “man or ment Award in September 2008.
woman of integrity.” Huskinson’s biggest entrepreneurial
“It takes 30 years to build a reputation,” he said, “and you can lose that reputa- move came when he started a company
tion in 30 seconds.” with a friend, Clay Broadbent, called
lew CRameR Reminderband just after Lance Arm-
Lew Cramer, president and CEO of the World Trade Center Utah, told the students strong made the “Live Strong” bands
they will need to think globally to succeed. popular. Huskinson and Broadbent
Cramer served as the director general of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial have since launched ifrogz, a company
Service, leading the United States’s commercial staff of 1,400 employees at more than that is now the leading supplier of iPod
120 embassies overseas and in 65 offices throughout the United States. Utah Gov. accessories. Huskinson, ’01, marketing
Jon M. Huntsman Jr. drafted him to be the president and CEO of the education, is now the CEO and presi-
World Trade Center Utah, in 2006. dent of Reminderband and iFrogz.
“You may not all be going global,” he said, “but you all
need to be globally
is a world where
like a tsunami,
Frank nothaFt SaM CLark SCott hUSkInSon
18 UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY
DaRwin JOHn DaviD Cay JOHnStOn “I wish I had better news to share
The former CIO of the FBI, Darwin David Cay Johnston, a Pulitzer Prize- with you,” he said at the beginning of
John, told students that they need to winning reporter and author, spoke at his presentation. “I just want to prepare
develop their “soft skills.” the Partners In Business Intermountain you. I’ve got a lot of grim news on the
John spoke to one of Katherine Accounting Seminar in October 2008 macro outlook and on the housing and
Chudoba’s management information about some of the problems that he said mortgage markets.”
systems classes in 2008, and told the have evolved with the U.S. tax system. He predicted that the recession
students, “The hard skills, the technical Johnston was awarded the 2001 would last until the mid part of 2009,
skills, those kinds of skills are what get Pulitzer Prize for Beat Reporting “for his maybe longer.
you in the door,” he said. “The soft skills penetrating and enterprising reporting
are what cause you to succeed. If you that exposed loopholes and inequities in
Brad Rich, executive vice president and
don’t have the soft skills, you’ll drop out the U.S. tax code, which was instru-
chief financial officer of SkyWest, may
early. ” mental in bringing about reforms.”
be the only Professional Achievement
John served for more than 12 years After he spoke Johnston summed
Award recipient who had no idea he was
as the managing director of information up his message.
about to be honored until Dean Doug-
and communication systems world- “Our current economic policies do
las D. Anderson started to introduce
wide for the Church of Jesus Christ of violence to the most conservative, time-
Latter-day Saints. He has also served as tested principles of markets, taxes and
Dean Anderson asked everyone
the CIO of the FBI, as a special advisor spending policies,” he said. “And if we
to stand and then explained that they
to the director of the FBI and a member don’t get out of the sound bites and the
would all learn who had been selected
of the FBI’s Science and Technology myths they have created, it will eventu-
for the award through a process of elim-
Board. He is now a strategic advisor to ally destroy our country.”
ination. First, everyone who was not a
Blackwell, Management and Informa-
tion Technology Consultants.
FRank nOtHaFt USU graduate was asked to sit down.
Frank Nothaft, vice president and chief Then, everyone who wasn’t a grandfa-
John, who is also the chair of the
economist for Freddie Mac, spoke at the ther was asked to sit down. It didn’t take
Advisory Board for the Management In-
Partners In Business Finance Seminar in long to narrow things, especially after
formation Systems Department, talked
January 2009 and predicted this reces- everyone who had not been named a
with the students on a range of topics,
sion will be the longest and most severe finalist for CFO of the year in 2008 by
nearly all of them relating to ethical
the nation has had since the 1980’s. Utah Business Magazine was asked to sit
Rich, ‘85, accounting, said some
graduates enter the workforce
with a grateful attitude
For longer versions of these stories and links to videos of the convoca- about the opportuni-
tion addresses go to: www.huntsman.usu.edu/leaders ties they’ve been given
and others come
with a feeling of
entitlement. He said
he hopes students
will understand the
benefits of being grate-
ful for their
the quality of
and for their
HUNTSMAN ALUMNI MAGAZINE I SPRING 2009 19
Twenty new inductees to the old Main Society have connections to the
Jon M. Huntsman School of Business
In 2008, 20 people who were inducted • Reed and Cindy Gardner. Reed is • Jason and Melanie Pond. Jason,
into the Old Main Society had ties the owner of Electrical Wholesale Supply who received a bachelor’s degree in
with the Jon M. Huntsman School of (EWS) in Salt Lake City. EWS has been marketing from the Huntsman School
Business. a family business since 1961 where his fa- of Business in 1997, is the president of
To become a member of the Old ther, Ken, started it in Idaho Falls, Idaho. the Logo Shop, Inc., in Logan. Melanie,
Main Society, a donor’s lifetime giving Reed took over the business in 1988 and who graduated with a bachelor’s degree
to Utah State University must have it now has eight branches and employs in human resource management in
reached a total of $25,000 or more. more than 150 people. The Gardners are 1996 and an MBA in 1998 from USU,
recognized for their ongoing gifts to fund is director of human resources for the
The most recent inductees include: the Electrical Wholesale Supply Schol- USU Space Dynamics Laboratory. The
• Alan K. and Kathleen Allred. arship, which supports students in the Ponds are recognized for their gift to the
Alan, who graduated with a bachelor’s Huntsman School of Business. Big Blue Scholarship Fund.
degree in finance from the Huntsman • Richard and Julie King. Dick, who • E. Floyd and Hazel Ross. Floyd
School of Business in 1974, was the graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Ross joins the Old Main Society for the
president and CEO of Questar Gas and management information systems from contribution he made in memory of his
the executive vice president of the Que- USU in 1972, is vice president of Associ- wife, Hazel. Hazel graduated from USU
star Gas Corporation. Kathleen gradu- ated Foods in Salt Lake City. He received with a bachelor’s degree in elementary
ated with a bachelor’s degree in English a commission in the U.S. Army through education in 1939. He helped build a
from the College of Humanities, Arts the USU ROTC program. He serves on telephone cooperative that became the
and Social Sciences in 1972. The the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business Uintah Basin Telephone Association.
Allreds’ gifts support the Utah Business National Advisory Board. Julie, who at- Floyd and Hazel went on to purchase
Week Scholarship and provide general tended USU and Boise State University, and manage a phone system company
support for the Huntsman School. is the historian of Associated Foods. The in Parker, Ariz..The Rosses are recog-
• Marc and Debbie Bingham. Kings are recognized for their gifts to the nized for a scholarship to the Uintah
Marc, who graduated with a bachelor’s Huntsman School of Business and the Basin Regional Campus, which will
degree in wildlife management from the USU libraries. support students seeking a degree in the
College of Natural Resources in 1963, • Shauna and Tom Mabey. Shauna area of business entrepreneurship.
started Phone Directories Company and was the director of sales and marketing at • Vonetta S. and Woody B. Searle.
is a five-time winner of the “Publisher The Pasha Group, a transportation and Vonetta made her gift in honor of her
of the Year” award from the Association logistics company. She was also the first late husband, Woody. Woody owned
of Directory Publishers. He is currently woman to be a national account sales and operated a number of businesses
the CEO of Blue Diamond Capital, an manager for Ryder Systems Inc. Tom including: Searle Hide & Fur, Searle
investment firm. Debbie is a mem- owns Sahara Inc., a development and Savings Center, Searle Gas Company,
ber of the Foundation Board of Utah construction company. The Mabeys are Diamond Hills Motel and Restaurant
Valley University. The Bingham’s are recognized for their gifts to the Jon M. and the Searle Saddle Shop. Vonetta was
recognized for their gift to construct the Huntsman School of Business National a member of the Business and Profes-
Bingham Entrepreneurship and Energy Advisory Board Scholarship. sional Women’s Club. Vonetta is recog-
Research Center on the Uintah Basin nized for her gift to the Woody B. and
Campus. • William G. and Billie L. Murray.
Bill, who graduated cum laude from Vonetta S. Searle Faculty Endowment
• Kem C. and Carolyn Gardner. USU in 1972 with a bachelor’s degree in at the Uintah Basin Campus which will
Kem was the co-founder and president political science, is a partner in the law be used to hire faculty teaching business
of the Boyer Company L.C. a firm with firm of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe management, accounting, finance, mar-
development projects all over the Inter- and is the chair of the Global Real Estate keting and related business programs.
mountain West, including the Gateway Group in San Francisco, Calif. The
in downtown Salt Lake City. He is now Murrays are recognized for their sup-
chair of Gardner Properties L.C. Kem port of the Billie L. Murray and William
and Carolyn were recognized for their G. Murray Jr. Scholarship and another For longer versions
gift to the Jon M. Huntsman School of scholarship, which supports global busi- of these stories go to:
Business. ness initiatives. www.huntsman.usu.edu/oldmain
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‘50’s ‘50, works
Ronald Cetraro, ‘68, works as Max Berry, ‘72, works as a Dynix and lives in Springville, Thomas Rattle, ‘77, is an ac-
a senior advisor for The Claro superintendent with Perini UT. count executive at Robert Half
Calvin Jorgensen, Group and makes his home in Building Company and lives in Nancy Potter, ‘74, is a partner International, Inc. and lives in
in sales at Montana RV Center Pleasant Hill, CA. Las Vegas, NV. at Bennion Group and lives in West Linn, OR.
and lives in Helena, MT. John McKinnon, ‘68, is presi- Michael Fletcher, ‘72, is CFO Provo, UT. J. Scott Clark, ‘77, is owner of
Reed Berntson, ‘56, works in dent and owner for McKinnon of Energy Corporation of Joseph Richards, ‘74, is a consul- Impact Commercial Solutions
advertising at Crawford Doors CFO Services, LLC and resides America and makes his home tant for Farmers and Irrigators and makes his home in Hyde
and resides in Murray, UT. in Waukesha, WI. in Englewood, CO. Rights and lives in Milton- Park, UT.
Albert Kimber, ‘56, is Val Bangerter, ‘69, is employed Gary Gneiting, ‘72, is VP and Freewater, OR. James Thomas, ‘77, is an opera-
employed as a bus driver for by V & J Holdings, LLC and manager at The Bank of Com- Larry Welsh, ‘74, is owner and tions manager at Boise, Inc. and
Weber Company Transporta- lives in Lake Oswego, OR. merce and makes his home in president of Gold Key Realty, resides in Meridian, ID.
tion and resides in Roy, UT. Thomas Barker, Jr., ‘69, is Rigby, ID. Inc. and lives in Logan, UT. Bill Ward, ‘77, is an associate
Sherman Tingey, ‘58, works director of Medical Hearing Erle Oman, ‘72, is a utility Gregory Erickson, ‘75, is em- dean for Cal State University –
as a statutory agent with Taxi Clinic, Inc. and resides in Oro analyst for the State of Utah ployed by Factor 10, LLC and San Marcos and resides in San
Tops, LLC and lives in Tempe, Valley, AZ. and lives in Ogden, UT. lives in River Falls, WI. Marcos, CA.
AZ. William Brinton, ‘69, is em- T. Jed Speth, ‘72, is CFO of Chris Allison, ‘78, is a sales
Brent Meikle, ‘75, is employed
Gordon Beckstead, ‘59, is own- ployed by IPC Construction Phoenix Consulting Group, as a business manager with marketer at Digital Bridge and
er of Amherst Partners, LLC Co. and makes his home in Inc. and makes his home in DATC and resides in Farming- resides in Salt Lake City, UT.
and chairman of the board and Midvale, UT. Huntsville, AL. ton, UT. Larry Bywater, ‘78, is president
treasurer at V2K International Kurt Larsen, ‘69, is president Curtis Steele, ‘72, is owner of of LMB and a mortgage consul-
Scott Nelson, ‘75, is president
Inc. and resides in Parker, CO. and CEO for Resource Man- Office Equipment Company, tant for NorthPoint Financial
for Woodside Group, Inc. and
Kay Christensen, ‘59, is agement, Inc. and resides in Inc. and makes his home in resides in Ogden, UT. Services and resides in Park
president and CEO for K & Midvale, UT. Price, UT. City, UT.
Jeanette Pitcher, ‘75, is em-
D Marketing and resides in Kent Wakefield, ‘72, is Marie Larson, ‘78, works as a
‘70’s ‘70, is owner
ployed as a realtor for R & R
Lehi, UT. president and CEO for The special education teacher with
Realty and makes her home in
Russell Fjeldsted, Wakefield Company, LLC and Pleasant Grove, UT. Edith Bowen School and makes
resides in New York, NY. her home in Logan, UT.
‘60’s ‘60, is em- of Mountain Place Properties, William Windle, ‘75, is an IT
LLC and makes his home in Dennis Watson, ‘72, serves as project manager with City of Douglas Anderson, ‘79, is owner
Vernal Sessions, Logan, UT. a faculty member at Salt Lake Carson City and makes his of Anderson Glass and resides in
ployed at Wachovia Securities, Harold Hess, ‘70, is a sales as- Community College and lives home in Reno, NV. Rigby, ID.
Inc. and lives in Mesa, AZ. sociate at Coldwell Banker and in Salt Lake City, UT. Brad Bearnson, ‘79, is owner of
Michael Dunn, ‘76, is president
Gene Jensen, ‘63, works for lives in Ogden, UT. Bruce Anderson, ‘73, works as and executive secretary for Sigma WZKO Enterprises, LLC and
Alamo Community College Sharon Parker, ‘70, is employed a senior healthcare consultant Chi International Corporation resides in Providence, UT.
and lives in San Antonio, TX. as a realtor for At Home Realty at Pfizer, Inc. and makes his and resides in Evanston, IL. Richard Bell, ‘79, is president
Richard Gordon, ‘64, owns Network and makes her home home in Riverton, UT. and CEO for Six Star Solutions
Kenneth Hammerle, ‘76, is
Westgate Lofts and makes his in Wellsville, UT. Robert Bench, ‘73, is employed CFO of Equinox Land Group and resides in Park City, UT.
home in Salt Lake City, UT. Lois Price, ‘70, is an archivist as a CEO and director for and makes his home in Little- Kendall Brough, ‘79, is CFO of
Steve Bailey, ‘65, is a co-owner at Logan Library and resides in BayHill Capital Corporation ton, CO. Star Valley Medical Center and
of Powderhorn Ski Resort and Logan, UT. and resides in Orem, UT. makes his home in Afton, WY.
Don Johnson, ‘76, is a
lives in Ridgway, CO. H. Bert Ashcroft, ‘71, works Jenean Gross, ‘73, works as a manager of special projects for Larry Carlson, ‘79, works as a
Karren Peterson, ‘65, is an as a tax manager at Utah State substitute teacher with Pomona The Church of Jesus Christ of commercial insurance agent at
assistant director with San Tax Commission and lives in School District and lives in Latter-day Saints and lives in Hub International and makes his
Joaquin Delta Community Salt Lake City, UT. Diamond Bar, CA. Centerville, UT. home in Idaho Falls, ID.
College and resides in Stock- Vicky Hammond, ‘71, is a self- Steve Perreault, ‘73, is owner Terry Oliver, ‘76, is senior VP at Paula Kjar, ‘79, is employed as
ton, CA. employed piano instructor and and president of Farm Basket Cache Valley Bank and lives in an instructional assistant for
Steven Reeder, ‘65, is owner of lives in McKinney, TX. and lives in Las Vegas, NV. Logan, UT. Folsom Cordova Unified School
Trails West of Idaho, Inc. and Gary Kelley, ‘71, works in pur- Mel Workman, ‘73, is owner of Paul Reese, ‘76, is employed as a District and resides in Folsom,
lives in Thatcher, ID. chasing at Bio-Rad Labs and Insurance Network and lives in treasurer, director and secretary CA.
Gaylen Hoyt, ‘66, is a secretary makes his home in El Dorado South Jordan, UT. with Big “J” Milling & Elevator Kay Monroe, ‘79, is a manager
with Logan Cache Rich Federal Hills, CA. Randy Anderson, ‘74, is Company, Inc. and makes his for Hinton Burdick and lives in
Credit Union and makes her Brent Payne, ‘71, serves in president and CEO for STI home in Brigham City, UT. Monroe, UT.
home in North Logan, UT. emergency medicine with Automation Sensor Division Scott Ulbrich, ‘76, is owner of Jim Simkalo, ‘79, is a partner
Mike Dryden, ‘67, works in Intermountain Healthcare and and resides in Providence, UT. Arrowhead Consulting, LLC at Meadowbrook Court Apart-
sales at TestAmerica Labo- makes his home in Riverton, Gary Cornia, ‘74, is dean and makes his home in Salt Lake ments and lives in Mill Valley,
ratories, Inc. and resides in UT. for the Marriott School of City, UT. CA.
Discovery Bay, CA. Lowell Rex, ‘71, works in Management at Brigham Joe Bailey, ‘77, is VP of finance Terrell Sparks, ‘79, is VP of The
Dennis Parker, ‘67, serves as marketing at Investment Advi- Young University and resides in and controller at BBVA Argent Group and resides in
an executive vice president for sors International and lives in Orem, UT. Bancomer and lives in Chino Sandy, UT.
Thermo King Northwest, Inc. Camarillo, CA. Wayne Crawford, ‘74, is Hills, CA. Nancy Tillotson, ‘79, is a
and lives in Portland, OR. David Shaw, ‘71, is employed co-founder of Fast Market James Hall, ‘77, is employed as a secretary and treasurer with SST
Bill Skidmore, ‘67, works as at Academy Mortgage Corpo- Focus and makes his home in business manager with Claresh- Management, Inc. and makes
a stock broker with First Finan- ration and resides in Sandy, Whittier, CA. olm Medical Center and resides her home in Sandy, UT.
cial Equity and lives in Sun UT. Rep. Gage Froerer, ‘74, is in Claresholm, AB.
‘80’s ‘80, is a pro-
City, AZ. Gayle White, ‘71, is director president for Gage Froerer and Ronald Hitchcock, ‘77, works
Karl Worthington, ‘67, is an of air, missile and national Associates, Inc. and lives in as the superintendent for the
interim VP for academic affairs defense with the Computer Huntsville, UT. Multnomah Education Service Dale Anderson,
at Utah Valley University and Sciences Corporation and Shauna Hicken, ‘74, works as District and lives in Gresham, grammer at Flying J and makes
makes his home in Orem, UT. resides in Monument, CO. a senior accountant for Sirsi- OR. his home in Ogden, UT.
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Hamid Reza Azad, ‘80, is an his home in Daniel Island, SC. cipal advisor at Rio Tinto and ment at United Way of Salt Lake at Century 21 and resides in
accountant and lives in Foster Randall Bambrough, ‘82, is resides in Sandy, UT. and makes her home in North Providence, UT.
City, CA. CFO of NextG Networks, Kent Huzzey, ‘83, is the man- Salt Lake, UT. Mark James, ‘86, is senior VP at
Paul Beard, ‘80, is owner of Inc. and makes his home in ager of gas supply for Michigan Kerri Rawlins, ‘84, works for Honeywell International, Inc.
Community Management, Inc. Fremont, CA. Gas Utilities and lives in Green The Church of Jesus Christ of and lives in Morristown, NJ.
and R. Paul Beard and Associ- Jonathon Bunker, ‘82, is Bay, WI. Latter-day Saints and lives in Dixie Madsen, ‘86, is employed
ates and resides in Sandy, UT. president and COO for Sierra Anne Klemm, ‘83, is employed Orem, UT. as a public education coordina-
Bruce Davis, ‘80, is vice provost Health Services and resides in as an installation coordinator Michael Valenza, ‘84, is VP and tor for Intermountain Donor
for continuing education and Las Vegas, NV. for JMR Cabinets and resides in controller for RBF Consulting Services and makes her home in
career and technical education Scott Dansie, ‘82, is owner of Henderson, NV. and resides in Peoria, AZ. Layton, UT.
at Weber State University and Comcast and makes his home in Gary Mauger, ‘83, is senior VP Gregory Dye, ‘85, is VP of hu- Brett Merrell, ‘86, is senior VP
resides in Layton, UT. Park City, UT. of client services at TIAA-CREF man resources at Mity-Lite and at Giant Eagle, Inc. and lives in
Kent DeHart, ‘80, is a SBA Richard Greene, ‘82, serves as an and resides in Arvada, CO. resides in Springville, UT. Sewickley, PA.
manager with Far West Bank executive director and president Kathleen Neal, ‘83, serves as an Kurt Fullmer, ‘85, is VP of Kamarudin Bin Min, ‘86, is
and lives in North Salt Lake, at Naperville Chamber of Com- executive assistant for Crown American CareSource Holdings employed as lead of the strategic
UT. merce and makes his home in Castle and makes her home in and lives in Southlake, TX. unit at Malaysian Ministry of
David Geary, ‘80, is CFO of Naperville, IL. Chandler, AZ. Elizabeth Hale, ‘85, is a televi- Science and resides in Kuala
Cache Valley Specialty Hospital Steven Horne, ‘82, is director of Cynthia Smith, ‘83, works as a sion personality and resident Lumpur, Malaysia.
and resides in Logan, UT. market research for Trans Union commercial coordinator at Alfa psychologist for KSL-TV/KSL- Burke Plummer, ‘86, is presi-
Bruce McMurdie, ‘80, is a senior Marketing Services and makes Mechanical and makes her home AM/VideoWest/BSC/KCSG and dent for Qqest Software Systems
tax manager for Ticketmaster his home in Naperville, IL. in Ririe, ID. makes her home in Salt Lake and resides in Draper, UT.
and resides in Glendale, CA. David Ivarie, ‘82, serves as a Tasha Swahn, ‘83, is employed City, UT. Robert Rasmusson, ‘86, is a
Shawn Meador, ‘80, is a financial advisor for Merrill at the Nath Law Group and Todd Hogan, ‘85, is a corporate partner at Mellotti & Rasmus-
shareholder with Woodburn and Lynch & Company, Inc. and makes her home in Carlsbad, strategist for LANDesk and lives son and lives in Laguna Niguel,
Wedge and lives in Reno, NV. lives in Bakersfield, CA. CA. in Alpine, UT. CA.
James Pehrson, ‘80, works as Kenneth Johnsen, ‘82, is direc- Robert Young, ‘83, works as Michelle Kerkman, ‘85, works as Craig Ricks, ‘86, is CFO of
a controller at Magnum Opes tor and CEO of Sweetwater a state agent with Cincinnati a controller at Barricade Services Reminderband Inc. and resides
Corporation and lives in Las Technologies and resides in Salt Insurance Company and lives in and lives in West Jordan, UT. in Smithfield, UT.
Vegas, NV. Lake City, UT. Salt Lake City, UT. Darrell Marchell, ‘85, serves as a Cindy Archibald, ‘87, is owner
Shirley Smart, ‘80, is employed Jeanne Kerbs, ‘82, is a counselor Greg Burton, ‘84, is an academic VP of engineering for Panelized of Exceed Systems, LLC and
at Bear River Head Start and for Burley High School and lives accounting fellow at the Securi- Structures, Inc. and lives in resides in Smithfield, UT.
makes her home in Logan, UT. in Burley, ID. ties and Exchange Commission Modesto, CA. Benjamin Brown, ‘87, is director
Richard Stachon, ‘80, is senior Alan Kjar, ‘82, works in sales at and lives in Rockville, MD. Daniel Nixon, ‘85, is a manager of corporate real estate at Ameri-
VP of wealth management at Eli Lilly and Company and lives Richard Collins, Jr., ‘84, is se- for Windsor Square Associates, can Pacific Corporation and
Smith Barney and makes his in Folsom, CA. nior VP of wealth management owner of Lock-It-Up Self Storage resides in Henderson, NV.
home in Urbandale, IA. Delerie Moore, ‘82, serves as an at Smith Barney and resides in and VP and partner with Nixon Quinn McKenna, ‘87, is COO
Thomas Beck, ‘81, is employed elementary school proctor and Draper, UT. and Nixon, Inc. and lives in of the University of Utah
as a trading finance and system makes her home in Victorville, Joseph Crum, ‘84, works as a Ogden, UT. Hospital and makes his home in
director at Pacificorp and lives in CA. Southwest area credit manager Deann Price, ‘85, works as a Farmington, UT.
Vancouver, WA. Darlin Nielsen, ‘82, is employed with Wilbur-Ellis Company and teacher at Monticello Elementary David Miller, ‘87, is president
Dean Cottle, ‘81, is employed as a general contractor for makes his home in Austin, TX. School and lives in Monticello, for Hawks Bay, LLC and resides
as a branch manager for Smith La-Di-Dolls, Inc. and resides in Scott Donars, ‘84, is a sales UT. in Seal Beach, CA.
Barney, Inc. and resides in Tremonton, UT. associate at Coldwell Banker and Scott Rhees, ‘85, works for Raser Larry Ricks, ‘87, works for VSR
Farmington, UT. Mark Paraskeva, ‘82, is lives in Hinsdale, IL. Technologies and makes his Logistics and makes his home in
April Develyn, ‘81, is employed employed as a business unit Bret Ellis, ‘84, is VP of informa- home in Heber City, UT. Los Alamitos, CA.
as a registered investment manager for Worthen Industries, tion technology at Weber State Jon Richards, ‘85, is president Brian Schroeder, ‘87, is
assistant for Wedbush Morgan Inc. Upaco Division and resides University and lives in Laie, HI. and COO of Industrial Supply employed at Black Hawk and
Securities and resides in Scotts- in Contoocook, NH. Lawrance Evans, ‘84, is em- Company, Inc. and makes his makes his home in Caldwell,
dale, AZ. Les Patterson, ‘82, is a lieuten- ployed as a relationship manager home in Sandy, UT. ID.
Ladd Hall, ‘81, serves as an ant colonel in the Air Force at Met Life Home Loans and Paul Taylor, ‘85, is the senior Terry Speth, ‘87, is VP of
executive VP for Nucor Steel Reserves and lives in Gooding, lives in Mound House, NV. district executive for Pacific finance at Horizon Financial &
Company and lives in Waxhaw, ID. Kevin Forsgren, ‘84, is a math Harbors Council with the Boy Insurance Group and resides in
NC. Darcie Allan, ‘83, serves as an teacher and assistant principal at Scouts of America and resides in Gilbert, AZ.
Scott Hansen, ‘81, is a financial elementary teacher at Millard White Pine Middle School and Lacey, WA.
Pamela Wingard, ‘87, is owner
advisor for Kraft Business and County School District and resides in Richmond, UT. Martin Bushman, ‘86, is an of Carolina Design Studios,
lives in Centerville, UT. makes her home in Oak City, Marc Halley, ‘84, is owner of assistant attorney general for LLC and makes her home in
Kathy Munns, ‘81, is a librarian UT. Halley Consulting Group and the State of Utah and resides in Charlotte, NC.
for the Carbon County School Dorilee Clegg, ‘83, is a manager makes his home in Dublin, OH. Farmington, UT.
Richard Arata, ‘88, is a senior
District and makes her home in for South Cache Market, Inc. Alan Hansen, ‘84, is a secretary Doug Bywater, ‘86, is employed manager for Accenture and
Price, UT. and lives in Soda Springs, ID. and treasurer with Bowen as a system analyst with Siemens resides in Greeley, CO.
Marcie Schaap, ‘81, is employed Wynn Hall, ‘83, is a financial Petroleum and makes his home Medical Solutions USA, Inc.
Daniel Bell, ‘88, is owner of
as an attorney and resides in Salt planner for Cambridge Financial in Kearns, UT. and makes his home in Park
Retirement Plan Solutions
Lake City, UT. and lives in West Point, UT. City, UT.
Mike Liptrot, ‘84, is director Administrators and makes his
James Wall, ‘81, is a plant opera- Daniel Harawa, ‘83, is a senior of human resources for Parker Jennifer Ya-chin Cheng, ‘86, is a home in Bountiful, UT.
tor at Chevron-Texaco and lives lecturer for Mzuzu University Hannifin Corporation and manager for Sun Microsystems,
Suzette Eickman, ‘88, is owner
in Vernal, UT. and makes his home in Mzuzu, makes his home in Ogden, UT. Inc. and lives in San Jose, CA.
and executive director of cus-
Bert Young, ‘81, is CFO of Ben- Malawi. Kristine Pepin, ‘84, is VP for Kent Dunkley, ‘86, is an as- tomer service of Voice Plus, Inc.
efitfocus.com, Inc. and makes Craig Houmand, ‘83, is a prin- partner and community engage- sociate broker and manager and lives in Roseville, CA.
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Jill Frew, ‘88, is the managing Community Clinic and lives in
director of Cain Brothers and Akron, OH.
lives in New York, NY. Samuel Gleason, ‘89, works as
Greg Hardester, ‘88, is a CPA a senior financial analysis for
with Comprehensive Financial Barrick Gold Corporation and
Management and lives in San lives in Preston, ID.
Jose, CA. Kirk Greenhalgh, ‘89, is CFO
Kip Harris, ‘88, is the manag- and VP of Sahara, Inc. and
ing director of student support resides in Layton, UT.
services at BYU Idaho and lives Leon Nelson, ‘89, is an
in Sugar City, ID. operations manager at Big-D
Rex Harris, ‘88, is president for Construction and resides in
SignThis Sign Shop and lives in American Fork, UT.
Hyrum, UT. Robert Phillips, ‘89, is presi-
Charles Leonhardt, ‘88, is dent for Hawkins Companies
VP of university relations at and resides in Meridian, ID.
the University of Northern Captain James Plastow, ‘89, is
Colorado and makes his home employed as a project manager
in Spokane, WA. for Perot Systems and makes
Corey Miles, ‘88, is owner his home in Chandler, AZ.
of Miles CPA and makes his Gary Anderson talks with students at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business.
Gordon Raymond, ‘89, is the
home in Afton, WY.
Gary Anderson wins third Heart and Hands Award
manager of municipal services
Monica Montgomery, ‘88, and government affairs for
is senior VP and compli- Allied Waste Services and lives
ance manager at Community in Bountiful, UT. By Ryan Hall
Bancorp and makes her home Todd Rich, ‘89, is owner of
in Phoenix, AZ. Rich Investments, LLC and
When the economy falters, contributions to even the most worthy causes
Lance Morton, ‘88, works for makes his home in Fruit may drop off.
Anadarko Petroleum Corpora- Heights, UT. However, Gary Anderson, who graduated in 1978 with an account-
tion and lives in Vernal, UT. Julie Simmons, ‘89, is VP of ing degree from USU, is one alumnus who feels now is not the time to
Carl Nielsen, ‘88, is CFO of information services at Market- pull back support.
PES Payroll and makes his Star Associates and resides in
home in Corona, CA. Ogden, UT. “I think this is when philanthropists need to step up,” said Anderson.
Alan Raymond, ‘88, is VP Toni Walker, ‘89, is employed “You try to look for more that you can do.”
for America sales at SCO as a resource aid for the Gran- In December 2008, Anderson received the Heart and Hands Award
Operations, Inc. and lives in ite School District and lives in for the third time. The award is sponsored by the Utah Nonprofits As-
Draper, UT. Salt Lake City, UT.
sociation and the Utah Society of Fund Raisers. It recognizes people who
Paula Rosson, ‘88, is VP and Max Walters, ‘89, is a manager
controller for Fischer Imag- for Tesoro West Coast Com-
make significant contributions through their volunteer or philanthropic
ing and makes her home in pany and lives in Schertz, TX. service.
Aurora, CO. Anderson contributes to the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business
Loren Squire, ‘88, is VP of
Bear Energy and makes his
‘90’s‘90, is CFO National Advisory Board Scholarship, the Big Blue Scholarship and the
Huntsman School of Business Dean’s Fund.
home in Houston, TX. of Winbro Group, Ltd. and Anderson came up with the idea to host an Entrepreneur Day or
Daniel Walker, ‘88, is director makes his home in Princeton,
of human resources for W.W. eDay each year and he has been a major supporter of the event since
Clyde & Co and resides in Brien Caulfield, ‘90, works as a
he founded it. This year eDay has become eWeek and, in addition to
Spring City, UT. supervisor with Fresenius USA the Elevator Pitch competition, it will feature a new “Business Creation
David Willie, ‘88, is executive and lives in Willard, UT. Event.” The event will give students the chance to compete in a 72-hour
VP and CFO of Southwest Casey Claybaugh, ‘90, is contest that will test each team’s ability to promote and sell a product or
Washington Medical Center employed as a publisher for
and makes his home in Camas, service based on a common item such as a water bottle. The Elevator
Box Elder News & Journal and
WA. makes his home in Brigham Pitch competition gives students a chance to pitch their best ideas to a
John Worley, ‘88, is employed City, UT. panel of successful entrepreneurs and win cash to help get their ventures
as a CEO for Cache Valley Keven Clemens, ‘90, is off the ground.
Specialty Hospital and resides
in Providence, UT.
employed as a project manager The eDay event, which is organized by the USU Entrepreneur Club,
for Ventyx, Inc. and lives in
Dwayne Allen, ‘89, is a self-
exposes students to entrepreneurial experiences, opens them to new
employed mortgage broker and possibilities and helps them better understand the free enterprise system.
Stephen Friedrich, ‘90, is a
resides in Tooele, UT. physician and practice risk The event also gives students an opportunity to interact with successful
Derek Coulter, ‘89, owns his manager at Sentara Health entrepreneurs, like Anderson, on a one-on-one basis.
own law firm and resides in System and lives in Williams- Anderson also serves on the National Advisory Board for the Hunts-
Draper, UT. burg, VA.
man School of Business, the Advisory Board for the Athletic Department
Dennis Crouch, ‘89, is an asso- Randall Halley, ‘90, is senior
ciate director for Aegis Sciences VP of branch delivery at
and is the chairman of the Entrepreneurial Founders’ Board.
and resides in Sandy, UT. America First Credit Union “I got my degree and that got me a job,” Anderson said. “I just feel
Diane Daniels, ‘89, is a part- and lives in Clearfield, UT. I owe something to those who have helped me along the way.”
time advisor with Canton Brad Hicken, ‘90, is a sales
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manager at Associated Materi- Shaunalee Stanger, ‘90, is a Brett Fitzgerald, ‘91, is em- Service and makes his home in Mark Rich, ‘92, is director of
als, Inc. and resides in Roy, senior solutions architect for ployed by Delta Air Lines and Pocatello, ID. information systems for Ashley
UT. Sun Microsystems, Inc. and makes his home in Wellsville, Annette Herman, ‘91, is direc- Valley Medical Center and
Steven Jackson, ‘90, is an lives in West Haven, UT. UT. tor of national accounts for resides in Vernal, UT.
accountant at Pacific Strategic David Stump, ‘90, is CFO of Gregory Folta, ‘91, is a fiscal Zane Benefits and makes her Jennifer Sanford, ‘92, works for
Fund Group, Inc. and lives in Global Sanitation Solutions administrator for Salt Lake home in Park City, UT. Autoliv ASP, Inc. and makes her
Irvine, CA. and resides in Salt Lake City, County and lives in Erda, UT. Gordon Jeppson, ‘91, works home in Clearfield, UT.
Johnny Keyes, ‘90, works as a UT. Daniel Good, ‘91, is a database for New Dawn Technologies John Stockham, ‘92, is VP of
tax manager at Zions Manage- Sunny Huang Talbot, ‘90, is an administrator at the University and resides in Hyrum, UT. Aculis Inc. and makes his home
ment Services Company and accountant at Rayonier, Inc. of Iowa and resides in Rowley, Sarath Kakani, ‘91, works for in Salt Lake City, UT.
makes his home in Ogden, UT. and lives in Cosmopolis, WA. IA. Unifi Wealth Management and Chris Vaterlaus, ‘92, is owner of
Dean Rich, ‘90, works for Keith Andersen, ‘91, is VP of Wayne Hardinger, ‘91, is makes her home in Chennai, Crescendo Properties and lives
Georgia-Pacific Corporation Travelers Insurance and lives in district sales manager for Tamil Nadu India. in Roseville, CA.
and lives in Petal, MS. Aurora, CO. Nicholas & Company Food Nate Peterson, ‘91, is director Michelle Vaughn, ‘92, is a sales
of health care operations for representative with Penford
Adaptis and resides in Seattle, Corporation and lives in Aurora,
New scholarship honors Greg Rasmussen, ‘91, is a
sales representative with Bayer
Sharon Weyland, ‘92, is
employed as a health emergency
Ross Robson, benefits students
Healthcare Pharmaceuticals response planner at County
and resides in Franklin, TN. Health Department and resides
Robert Smith, ‘91, is employed in Vernal, UT.
at Smith Excavation & Con- Tifani Williams, ‘92, is an office
The man who is credited with building the Shingo
crete, Inc. and lives in Brigham manager at Dr. Kelly Kuburbs
Prize’s national reputation is still working to give stu- City, UT. and resides in Logan, UT.
dents a competitive edge despite the fact that he is no Shawn Thomson, ‘91, is owner Bradley Armstrong, ‘93, is em-
longer on campus. of Brave USA and makes his ployed as a recreation coordina-
Ross Robson retired from his position as home in Logan, UT. tor for Gem County and makes
Farrell Thurston, ‘91, is owner his home in Ammon, ID.
executive director of the organization that is now
of Thurston Reality and Farrell Jerry Bovee, ‘93, is an assistant
called the Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence in Thurston Construction and VP for Weber State University
2008. The Jon M. Huntsman School of Business has resides in Las Cruces, NM. and resides in Kaysville, UT.
established the Ross & DaNece Robson Scholarship in Troy Ashcraft, ‘92, is employed Mark Just, ‘93, is the manager
Lean Management to recognize Robson’s contributions. The Shingo Prize by ABM and resides in Lake of chemical plant for BQ Corp.
Jackson, TX. and lives in De Soto, KS.
and the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business contributed $100,000 to
Kimberly Averett, ‘92, is CFO Nicole Lengel, ‘93, is senior VP
get the scholarship started, with the hope that Professor Robson’s many
of STI Automation Sensor and CFO at Republic Bank and
admirers will contribute to its growth and maintenance. The scholarship Division and resides in Logan, lives in Salt Lake City, UT.
will be targeted at students who are interested in making “lean” a part of UT. Julie Palmer, ‘93, works for ATK
their educational focus. Penny Bivens, ‘92, is owner Aerospace Company, Inc. and
The lean philosophy was originally articulated by Shigeo Shingo, an of Coldstone Creamery and makes her home in Brigham
makes her home in Herriman, City, UT.
industrial engineer in Japan whose teachings have been key to Toyota’s UT. Dale Pincombe, ‘93, is em-
success. In 1988 he came to USU and was recognized with an honor- Thomas Carter, Jr., ‘92, is VP ployed as a fuel hauler at Pilot
ary doctorate in business. The Shingo Prize organization was created not for contracts management Travel Centers and resides in
long after that visit. at Ciber, Inc. and makes his Honeyville, UT.
“I’m pleased to see this scholarship established,” Robson said. “I home in Ashburn, VA. Scott Snow, ‘93, is a partner at
want to see students have the opportunity to make a study of lean prin- Rod Goode, ‘92, is a principal ProVision and lives in Gilbert,
for Northwest Middle School AZ.
ciples part of their curriculum. The application of lean can benefit com- and resides in Clearfield, UT. Sarah VanKovics, ‘93, is
panies, organizations and government entities by helping them become Eric Hoth, ‘92, serves as an employed as an HR manager
more efficient and profitable. That’s something this struggling economy enterprise network planner with Williams International and
desperately needs.” at Intermountain Healthcare resides in Bountiful, UT.
and makes his home in West
Robson said that when he was at USU he saw students benefit from Jordan, UT.
Michael Weber, ‘93, is a project
their work with the Shingo Prize. Some made high-level connections lead with The Church of Jesus
D. Scott Hyatt, ‘92, works for Christ of Latter-day Saints and
at Shingo conferences that led to work with major companies such as Stryker Instruments and lives makes his home in Layton, UT.
Toyota, Ford and Boeing. Many students have gained a competitive edge in Highland, UT. Ignacio Felipe Birkner, ‘94, is
from their lean training at USU. Blake Kirby, ‘92, is president CFO of Juniper Systems and
Since retiring, Robson has founded DnR Lean, LLC, a consulting and COO for inthinc and lives in Logan, UT.
resides in Logan, UT.
firm, and is a representative with Autoliv Lean Consulting. He is working Nancy Cooley, ‘94, is employed
Anand Lakshmipathi, ‘92, is a as a business teacher for Briar
on two books with previous Shingo Prize companies about applying lean senior manager for AT&T and Woods High School and resides
principles. lives in Santa Monica, CA. in Ashburn, VA.
Those interested in donating to the Ross & DaNece Robson Scholar- Kyle Palmer, ‘92, serves as an Heather Davis, ‘94, is an
ship in Lean Management may phone McKenzie Rees at 435-797-2449, engineer with Northrop Cor- assistant controller with Iden
poration and makes his home Trust, Inc. and resides in San
or contact her via email at email@example.com.
in Temecula, CA. Francisco, CA.
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Charles Degraffenried, ‘94, is a Andrew Osborn, ‘94, is senior with Kent’s Market and resides Cort Christensen, ‘96, is an Jill Ann Pack, ‘96, is owner and
materials and planning manag- VP and national sales manager in Brigham City, UT. ATM manager for Transporta- director of TaVavci and lives in
er at Watson Pharmaceuticals, at Summit Financial Resources Heidi Gorup, ‘95, is an ac- tion Alliance Bank and resides Mendon, UT.
Inc. and lives in Kearns, UT. and lives in Draper, UT. count manager at FDB and L in Hyde Park, UT. John Patterson, ‘96, works for
Julie Erickson, ‘94, is an opera- Hoyt Skabelund, ‘94, is em- and lives in Santa Ana, CA. Jonathan Duersch, ‘96, is an Adams & Petersen CPA’s, LLC,
tions manager at Intermoun- ployed as a hospital administra- Charles Hobson IV, ‘95, is a assistant chief accountant at is a major in the Utah Army
tain Healthcare and resides in tor for Dan C. Trigg Memorial senior project manager for RR the US Security and Exchange National Guard and resides in
Hyde Park, UT. Hospital and resides in Clovis, Donnelley & Sons Company and resides in Centreville, VA. Morgan, UT.
Zane Heninger, ‘94, is NM. and resides in Logan, UT. Brian Ebright, ‘96, is CFO Kyle Snow, ‘96, serves as an
president of Rocky Mountain Agneta Westen-Sullivan, ‘94, Candace Isaacs, ‘95, is em- of Arizona Spine & Joint and executive director for North-
Medical Management and is an assistant manager with ployed as a HR director with resides in Mesa, AZ. eastern Counseling Center and
resides in Denver, Colo. Smith’s Marketplace and Holcim, Inc. and resides in Chiu-yang Lee, ‘96, is a man- lives in Roosevelt, UT.
Karen Hinds, ‘94, is a develop- resides in Logan, UT. Layton, UT. ager for Wei Chuan USA, Inc. Jason Vernon, ‘96, serves as
ment director for the Ogden- Jason Baker, ‘95, is VP of David Jenkins, ‘95, is president and lives in Fresh Meadows, an excise tax project lead for
Weber Applied Technology Allied Home Corporation and and CEO for Conservice and NY. Sunoco and lives in East Fal-
College and makes her home makes his home in Katy, TX. resides in Logan, UT. Colette Mortenson, ‘96, is lowfield, PA.
in Ogden, UT. Troy Bise, ‘95, is president for employed as a CPA for Dodge Brad Wilson, ‘96, is employed
Matthew Martinez, ‘95, serves
Scott Knell, ‘94, is owner of Ideal Resource Group and lives as an executive director for Evans & Co CPAs and makes as an HR manager with
Jack’s and makes his home in in Newman Lake, WA. Nightclub Entertainment for her home in American Fork, Glanbia Food Inc. and resides
San Francisco, CA. Kirk Bourne, ‘95, works for Revolution and lives in Fort UT. in Rupert, ID.
Tho Huu Nguyen, ‘94, is Zions Management Services Lauderdale, FL. David Mortenson, ‘96, works Jared Winburn, ‘96, is an
owner of Thomas Nguyen In- Company and makes his home Todd Wilson, ‘95, is an ac- as a senior hospital sales accountant at Bard Access
surance Agency and makes his in Highland, UT. count manager at The Scooter representative with Merck Systems and lives in Salt Lake
home in Westminster, CA. David Briggs, ‘95, works as a Store and lives in Kaysville, & Company and resides in City, UT.
Oak Norton III., ‘94, is CFO senior IT and business analyst UT. Highland, UT. Jose Blanco, ‘97, is a partner at
of Gregory & Swapp, PLLC for Safeco Insurance Compa- Daniel Brackner, ‘96, works as Glen Obray, ‘96, is a program- Gael Partners, LLC and lives in
and resides in Highland, UT. nies and lives in Mountlake a commercial and compli- mer analyst at Questar Corpo- Davis, CA.
Jeffrey Olsen, ‘94, is a develop- Terrace, WA. ance manager at Rio Tinto ration and makes his home in Blake Bodell, ‘97, is an area
ment manager for Nu Skin Jeffery Gleed, ‘95, is an assis- and makes his home in West Tooele, UT. builder manager with Black
International, Inc. and resides tant meat department manager Jordan, UT. Brian Owens, ‘96, is a plant and Decker and resides in
in Spanish Fork, UT. manager at Pacific Cheese and Apache Junction, AZ.
lives in Amarillo, TX.
Two Huntsman alumni fund scholarships for single women
Two brothers who attended these women have to push forward and get their education
USU together and started their despite the obstacles.
own company while at the “These people aren’t looking for hand outs,” Steve
Jon M. Huntsman School of said. “They are just looking for a hand up. They want to do
Business, are now paying for the best they can. We recognize that we are just scratching
four scholarships each year the surface. You’d like to be able to help every one of those
that help single mothers get reentry mothers.”
through school. Steve and Ross started Stokes Brothers while they were
Betty and Steve Stokes Steve and Betty Stokes at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, a company
and Ross and JoAnn Stokes that initially rented out used TVs to college students. Steve,
have been contributing to help out single mothers reentering who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in marketing with
USU for years now. a minor in economics in 1972, is now the CEO of Struc-
Steve said they get to meet those they help and have tured Finance Corporation, d.b.a. as Team Properties and
been impressed with how dedicated these women are to Finance. Betty attended USU in 1985 and, with Steve, has
their children, to the “process of advancing themselves” and raised two children. They now have six grandchildren.
with how much they want to set an example for their children Ross got his bachelor’s degree in business administra-
about the value of education. tion in 1975. Ross now owns a private finance company.
“I don’t understand how a single mother going back to A team of Huntsman students prepared a Real Estate
school can raise children, study and earn enough money to proposal last year as part of the Utah Real Estate Challenge
pay for their schooling,” he said. “We have a place in our for the possible development of a piece of Logan property
heart for these women and we’d like to see if we can help owned by Steve, and the Huntsman team won first place.
them.” The students received $20,000 for their winning efforts.
They started donating through the Cache Valley Cham- Steve said he and Betty also contribute to Enterprise Men-
ber of Commerce that has a program that promotes women tors International, a non-profit organization that provides
in business. Scholarship recipients, who are selected by an business training, mentoring and microfinance services to
independent committee, can get up to two-years of assistance struggling entrepreneurs in developing nations.
if they qualify for it. Steve said they admire the determination
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Mayu Chijina, ‘97, works as a Loop Commercial, LLC and Melissa Archibald, ‘98, is Kevin Davidson, ‘98, is a sys- Scott Shepherd, ‘98, is em-
software productivity engineer lives in Morgan, UT. a senior marketing project tems administrator with Flying ployed at ING North America
with Agilent Technologies, Inc. Thomas Richards, ‘97, is senior manager for FreeMotion Fit- J and lives in Clearfield, UT. Insurance Corporation and
and lives in Santa Rosa, CA. VP of national sales at Peak5 ness, Inc. and lives in Colorado Heather Doman, ‘98, is em- lives in East Granby, CT.
Amber Crowell, ‘97, is owner and resides in Logan, UT. Springs, CO. ployed as an HR manager with Lisa Thatcher, ‘98, is employed
of MemoryWorks and makes Julie Robbins, ‘97, is VP for Marina Balabaeva, ‘98, works Sento Corporation and resides at Prudential Financial and
her home in Ogden, UT. regional private banking at as a senior business analyst for in Herriman, UT. lives in Logan, UT.
James Davenport, ‘97, is a Wells Fargo and resides in Johnson & Johnson and makes Shan Edwards, ‘98, is VP of Todd Thompson, ‘98, is a
financial advisor for Lincoln Layton, UT. her home in Fullerton, CA. finance at Zars, Inc. and lives program manager at EMC
Financial Advisors Corporation Derek Smith, ‘97, is VP of Jeanna Ball, ‘98, is employed in West Bountiful, UT. Corporation and makes his
and lives in Centerville, UT. sales and marketing at ZAGG by Wells Fargo and makes her Jean-Anne Erickson, ‘98, is a home in Conway, AR.
Gregory Graham, ‘97, is a Inc. and lives in Alpine, UT. home in Salt Lake City, UT. procurement analyst at Hill Jason Thompson, ‘98, is the
landscape architect at Earth- Craig Spencer, ‘97, works as Michael Banta, ‘98, is director Air Force Base and resides in manager of web analytics for
scape Design Associates and a controls manager at Intel of sales - western region for Eden, UT. Spark Network and lives in
makes his home in Riverton, Corporation and lives in Pay- MSI Systems Integrators and Stacey Kirsch, ‘98, is an ac- American Fork, UT.
UT. son, UT. makes his home in Layton, countant at Cheyenne Distrib- Marc Allen, ‘99, is a creative
Richard Henrie, ‘97, works for UT. uting and lives in Cheyenne, services director at Phillips
Timothy Tingey, ‘97, is
Construction Truck and Trailer director of community and Heather Bennett, ‘98, is direc- WY. Printing Company and lives in
Company and makes his home economic development with tor of financial planning and Bruce Koch, ‘98, is an inven- Old Hickory, TN.
in Logan, UT. Murray City and resides in analysis at Toys “R” Us and tory manager with Rhodes Matthew Alston, ‘99, is VP of
Ray Hussey, ‘97, is owner and Pocatello, ID. resides in Wayne, NJ. Bake N’ Serve and makes his sales at Apto Solutions, Inc.
broker of Uintah Basin Insur- Craig Adams, ‘98, is director of Bradley Bishop, ‘98, is an home in Sandy, UT. and resides in Smyrna, GA.
ance and lives in Roosevelt, customer experience for Aka- annual fund supervisor with Afrodit Malek-Birkner, ‘98, is Benjamin Anawalt, ‘99, serves
UT. mai Technologies and resides in Southern Utah University and employed as an HR consultant as an engineer with NES As-
Rebecca Loutensock, ‘97, is Dedham, MA. resides in Cedar City, UT. with Logan Regional Hospital sociates and makes his home in
employed as a systems analyst Michael Allee, ‘98, is an Jared Cheney, ‘98, is a senior and resides in Logan, UT. Silver Spring, MD.
at Paetec and makes her home investment representative with software engineer for TSheets. Nathan Millward, ‘98, is direc- David Bailey, ‘99, is employed
in Salt Lake City, UT. Edward Jones Investments and com and resides in Star, ID. tor of budget & finance for the as a regional controller for Nu
David Lund, ‘97, is owner of makes his home in Vass, NC. Brenda Christiansen, ‘98, State of Utah and resides in Skin International, Inc. and
Rivermill Cabinet and makes Scott Allen, ‘98, works as works as a senior integration Bountiful, UT. resides in Mapleton, UT.
his home in Smithfield, UT. a senior HR manager for consultant with Siemens Medi- Brian Nelson, ‘98, is employed Amber Bell, ‘99, works as a tax
Rachel McPhail, ‘97, is Comcast and makes his home cal Solutions USA, Inc. and at Nelson Financial Group, manager at First Data and lives
employed as an instructional in Herriman, UT. makes her home in Sandy, UT. Inc. and makes his home in in Broomfield, CO.
designer for Allen Communi- Brian Anderson, ‘98, is director Aronn Crozier, ‘98, is director American Fork, UT. Wade Bradshaw, ‘99, is the
cation Learning Services and of operations for Red Bridge of player development for Pep- Jason Pond, ‘98, is president northwest district manager
resides in Salt Lake City, UT. Capital and makes his home in permill Hotel & Casino and of the Logo Shop, owner at Healthpoint and resides in
Tyler Quigley, ‘97, is a finan- Sandy, UT. lives in West Wendover, NV. of Locker 42 and resides in Puyallup, WA.
cial representative for Trapper’s Logan, UT.
True blue Aggies waste no time in giving back to USU
Brady and Andrea Murray have only been out of school since 2005, but
they have already begun contributing to establish an endowed scholarship
to help those who will follow them.
Brady graduated in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and
Andrea graduated from USU in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in physical
education and a minor in sociology.
Brady said that he and his wife have always planned on giving back
as soon as they were able. Many have influenced them over the years,
and they would like to mentor and help someone else. Brady said they are
starting now, while they are young, and plan to continue to contribute so
that they can build an endowment that will prove a blessing to others in the
Brady works as a certified financial planner and associate manager
for the Beneficial Financial Group. Andrea, who is active in community
service, cares for a three-year-old, Brynlee, and a one-year-old, Nash, who
has Down’s syndrome. The Murray’s also volunteer to support the Special
They now live in Boise, Idaho, where Brady has become “a very vocal
Aggie fan up here amidst a lot of Boise State fans.”
“Oh, I’ll tell you what, there is no question, I’m true-blue, die-hard
Aggie,” he said.
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Danette Brooks, ‘99, is an ap- Trevor Rawlings, ‘99, is and resides in Salt Lake City, John Young, ‘00, serves as a LLC and resides in Steamboat
praiser in Uintah County and an SBA loan officer with UT. VP of sales and part owner of Springs, CO.
resides in Vernal, UT. Continental Bank and Trust Wayne Guymon, ‘00, works as the Shop Site and resides in Michelle Schwartz, ‘01, is
Burke Brown, ‘99, is employed Company and makes his home a national sales director with Orem, UT. employed as a CPA for Rudd
as an HR manager with in Ogden, UT. Oklahoma City Thunder and Joseph Bennett, ‘01, is & Company, PLLC and makes
Interior Solutions and resides Bryan Rhodes, ‘99, is a prod- resides in Norman, OK. employed as a business analyst her home in Idaho Falls, ID.
in Midway, UT. uct manager with Symantec James Hiltbrand, ‘00, is an with WPP and resides in Ryan Smith, ‘01, is a financial
Chik-Meng Chong, ‘99, serves Corporation and resides in integration manager with Borat Wayne, NJ. analyst for The Church of Jesus
as an executive in charge for Alpine, UT. Longyear and makes his home Kristen Bice, ‘01, is a credit Christ of Latter-day Saints and
Singapura Finance Limited and Michael Rich, ‘99, is an associ- in Layton, UT. analyst at Banner Bank and lives in Bountiful, UT.
lives in Singapore. ate director for KPMG Austra- Todd Jenkins, ‘00, is a database lives in Meridian, ID. Ryan Snow, ‘01, is CFO of
Andrew Croshaw, ‘99, works lia and resides in Madison, NJ. administrator for Cache Gregory Brenchley, ‘01, is a Burdick Paving and resides in
as a senior executive advisor Michael Shepherd, ‘99, works County and resides in Hyrum, plan administrator at Basicgrey, Roosevelt, UT.
to the secretary for the depart- in software sales with Xactware, UT. LLC and lives in Kaysville, UT. Nick Aiello, ‘02, works in tech-
ment of health and human Inc. and lives in Lehi, UT. Larry Kloepfer, ‘00, is owner Nathan Campbell, ‘01, is nical support for the Computer
services for the United States Corey Waddoups, ‘99, is a and treasurer for Kloepfer, employed as a supply chain Marketing Corporation and
Government and resides in production manager with Inc. and makes his home in analyst with Convatec and makes his home in Sandy, UT.
Arlington, VA. ICON Health & Fitness, Inc. Burley, ID. makes his home in Winston- Nathan Ashby, ‘02, is an
Danielle Crosland-Nielson, and resides in Preston, ID. Terry Kunz, ‘00, is a produc- Salem, NC. assistant professor for the
‘99, is a co-owner of Diamond Troy Watts, ‘99, is the market- tion manager with Ducworks, Ryan Cannell, ‘01, is employed University of Texas and resides
Wireless and lives in Salt Lake ing director at Ensign Federal Inc. and resides in Logan, UT. by Old Navy and makes his in El Paso, TX.
City, UT. Credit Union and lives in Hen- home in Hyde Park, UT.
Xiapqin Li, ‘00, works as a Jason Bice, ‘02, is COO and
Timothy Daines, ‘99, is owner derson, NV. telecom controller for Affiliated Bryan Christensen, ‘01, is a controller of Community
of Red Gate Consulting and Nolan Wood, ‘99, is em- Computer Services, Inc. and loan officer for Zions First Development, Inc. and lives in
makes his home in San Diego, ployed at Dennis Miller Gas resides in Salt Lake City, UT. National Bank and lives in Meridian, ID.
CA. Company, Inc. and resides in Cleveland, UT.
Scott Meacham, ‘00, is a man- Colin Booth, ‘02, is an
Ryan Dent, ‘99, is a senior Mendon, UT. ager for Deseret Industries and Lee Christensen, ‘01, is em- international coordinator with
manager for Pricewater- lives in Kaysville, UT. ployed as a general manager at USANA, Inc. and makes his
houseCoopers and lives in
Morris Plains, NJ. ‘00’s Justin North, ‘00, works as a
computer technician at Hill
Nuset Industries and resides in
American Fork, UT.
home in West Jordan, UT.
Brian Bowcutt, ‘02, is the
Karin Floyd, ‘99, is a security Kenneth Albrechtsen, ‘00, is
Air Force Base and makes his Casey Coleman, ‘01, is em- manager of fuel management
adjudicator with the United employed as a training coordi-
home in Syracuse, UT. ployed as an independent real solutions for Flying J Inc. and
States Air Force and resides in nator for Northrop Grumman
Scott Olsen, ‘00, works as a estate professional and resides resides in Ogden, UT.
Fairfax, VA. and makes his home in Pleas-
commercial loan officer at in Clearfield, UT. John Cole, ‘02, is a lending su-
ant View, UT.
Sarah Gardner, ‘99, is owner of Zions First National Bank Maxine Deeter, ‘01, is chair pervisor at Zions First National
Zen Print and makes her home Brian Armstrong, ‘00, is an
and makes his home in Castle of the Human Resources De- Bank and makes his home in
in Sandy, UT. internet business coach with
Dale, UT. velopment Committee at the Layton, UT.
Prosper Team, Inc. and makes
Jason Knapp, ‘99, is CFO of Jeffrey Petersen, ‘00, is director Bureau of Land Management Daniel Conger, ‘02, works
his home in Eagle Mountain,
Pinnacle Security, LLC and of golf at Sun Valley Resort and resides in La Sal, UT. as a tax analyst at RedGear
makes his home in Spanish and resides in Idaho Falls, ID. Brett Derricott, ‘01, is presi- Technologies and resides in
Fork, UT. Sherman Bronson, ‘00, is
Silke Pierson, ‘00, works as a dent for Agency Fusion and Kaysville, UT.
director of project managers
Stock Longhurst, ‘99, is a sales senior consultant for Deutsche lives in Salt Lake City, UT. Rod Cook, ‘02, is a CPA with
for Target and makes his home
representative with Forest Borse Systems AG and lives in Erik Larsen, ‘01, is a private Cook Martin Poulson, P.C.
in American Fork, UT.
Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Logan, UT. banker at Citibank and resides and resides in Heber City, UT.
resides in Kaysville, UT. Matthew Bryant, ‘00, is CFO
Jeremy Raulinaitis, ‘00, is VP in South Pasadena, CA. M. Baxteen Dilsaver, ‘02,
of Northwest Cosmetic Labo-
Todd MacDonald, ‘99, works of customer service at Spillman Richard Linton, ‘01, is works as a clerk at BJ Services
ratories and makes his home in
as a controller at Summit Technologies Inc. and lives in employed as an instruc- and lives in Vernal, UT.
Group of Utah and lives in Herriman, UT. tional systems specialist for the
Chase Bybee, ‘00, is an auditor Ryan Ellis, ‘02, is employed as
Pleasant Grove, UT. United States Navy and resides
with The Church of Jesus Cory Rhoades, ‘00, is CFO a business development man-
Daniel Miller, ‘99, is a cost of Willamette Valley Medical in Annapolis, MD. ager with Supervalu, Inc. and
Christ of Latter-day Saints and
analyst for STL and lives in Center and makes his home in Ricky Monroe, ‘01, is senior resides in Chaska, MN.
resides in Farmington, UT.
Ogden, UT. McMinnville, OR. VP and senior debt officer at
Rachel Caldwell, ‘00, is an Shane Ellis, ‘02, works with
Bibhudutta Mohapatra, ‘99, Scott Ward, ‘00, is owner of Bank of America and makes his livestock at the Iowa State
associate at WTAS and resides
is owner of Bibhu Mohapatra Logan Coach, Inc. and makes home in Spanish Fork, UT. Extension Service and makes
in San Francisco, CA.
Design Studio and makes his his home in Lewiston, UT. Scott Monson, ‘01, is an ad- his home in Ames, IA.
home in New York, NY. Taylor Crockett, ‘00, works
Jessica Wells, ‘00, is director ministrator with Williamsburg Andy Haws, ‘02, is a leadership
in information technology at
Clark Nielsen, ‘99, is an of brand strategy at MTV Retirement Community and management associate at Na-
Aspen Valley Hospital and
insurance agent with Allstate Networks Nickelodeon Inter- resides in Logan, UT. tionwide Insurance Company
resides in Layton, UT.
Insurance Company and makes national Division and resides Jordan Needles, ‘01, is a prin- and lives in Hilliard, OH.
his home in Eagle, ID. Ryan Day, ‘00, serves as a web
in New York, NY. cipal for CMF Associates and James Jenkins, ‘02, is an as-
developer for Intermountain
Nikola Philpott, ‘99, is an Tommy Wijaya, ‘00, is a mar- resides in South Jordan, UT. sistant controller with CAO
Healthcare and lives in River-
officer with the United States keting manager at PT Wijaya Travis Nelson, ‘01, is the Java Group and resides in Salt Lake
Marine Corps and resides in Mandiri Sentosa and resides in programmer with TheraDoc City, UT.
Quantico, VA. Jeremy Dearden, ‘00, is a
Logan, UT. and makes his home in Tooele, Jared Miller, ‘02, is an accoun-
financial advisor for Ameriprise
Cami Rasmussen, ‘99, is Thomas Willie, ‘00, is a service UT. tant and auditor at Rayburn
Financial and lives in Salt Lake
employed as an HR director manger with Green Line Mary Page-Allen, ‘01, is prin- Bates and Fitzgerald and lives
with North Davis Cabinet and Equipment Sales and lives in cipal and managing member in Spring Hill, TN.
resides in Ogden, UT. Grant Gold, ‘00, is a loan of-
Malad City, ID. with Page-Allen Associates,
ficer for Residential Acceptance
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Nathan Miller, ‘02, is an attor- Laboratories and resides in the Community Dental Center Automotive Systems and lives Isaac Draxler, ‘05, is an ac-
ney for business law with Jensen, Lehi, UT. and resides in Logan, UT. in Berkley, MI. countant executive at College
Duffin & Dibb, LLP and resides Mont James, ‘03, is a credit Melissa Webster, ‘03, is a part- Brandon Searle, ‘04, is an Times Publishing and lives in
in Bountiful, UT. administrator at Zions Bancor- ner at Red Tree Accounting, account executive at JPMorgan Phoenix, AZ.
Trent Nelson, ‘02, is employed poration and lives in Layton, LLC and lives in North Salt Chase & Co. and lives in Braydon Hall, ‘05, works for
as an attorney and lives in UT. Lake, UT. Provo, UT. ATK Aerospace Company,
Kaysville, UT. Adebola Jimoh, ‘03, is a profes- Jayne Williams, ‘03, serves as Nancy Sisson, ‘04, is employed Inc. and makes his home in
Wendy Poppleton, ‘02, is em- sional football player with New an English teacher at Green by the City of Orem, Utah, Logan, UT.
ployed as a benefits compliance England Patriots and makes his River High School and makes and makes her home in Kay Holmes, ‘05, is a seventh
officer at the University of Utah home in Salt Lake City, UT. his home in Sandy, UT. Brigham City, UT. grade keyboarding teacher at
and resides in Wellsville, UT. Steven Kindred, ‘03, serves as Ryan Andersen, ‘04, is em- Rickie Stewart, ‘04, is em- Vernal Middle School and lives
Issac Rands, ‘02, is an assistant an equity analyst with Janus ployed as an HR administrator ployed as a business teacher for in Vernal, UT.
operations manager for ACS and Capital Group and makes his with Automation Product North Sanpete High School Michael Holt, ‘05, works as
resides in West Jordan, UT. home in Denver, CO. Group and resides in Logan, and resides in Fairview, UT. a commercial loan officer at
Benjamin Riley, ‘02, is the Douglas McKee, ‘03, serves UT. Dallas Tyler, ‘04, is a customer Brighton Bank and makes his
managing director of Australia as a field manager for Zerorez Scott Anderson, ‘04, works service representative at Nucor home in Bountiful, UT.
and New Zealand with 4Life Franchising Systems, Inc. and as a senior auditor for Cherry Vulcraft Group and resides in Nathan Holyoak, ‘05, is a
Research and lives in Sandy, UT. lives in Henderson, NV. Bekaert & Holland, LLP and Ogden, UT. lead tool engineer at ATK
Curtis Schiller, ‘02, serves as a Allen McNeil, ‘03, is an attor- lives in Raleigh, NC. Ann Marie Wallace, ‘04, is a Aerospace Company, Inc. and
field sales representative for Ab- ney for Goodsell & Olsen and Tristan Anderson, ‘04, is em- sales manager at The Yarrow makes his home in Logan, UT.
bott Diabetes Care and lives in resides in Las Vegas, NV. ployed by Pace Custom Cases Resort Hotel & Conference Shayne Howell, ‘05, is owner
Victorville, CA. J. Matthew Miller, ‘03, is and resides in Logan, UT. Center and lives in Salt Lake of Nature’s Design Log Homes
Shauna Theobald, ‘02, is a man- employed as a regional sales John Bushman, ‘04, works as a City, UT. and makes his home in Center-
aging partner at Springboard manager for Conservice and division liaison for Wiscon- Brent Wallis, ‘04, is the loan ville, UT.
Solutions Consulting Group and lives in Logan, UT. sin Department of Natural analyst for Cache Valley Bank Bryan Hurd, ‘05, is employed
lives in Orem, UT. James Nell, ‘03, is an insurance Resources and makes his home and makes his home in Provi- as a realtor for RE/MAX
Dean Thompson, ‘02, works in and investment agent with in Madison, WI. dence, UT. Results and makes his home in
the private wealth management Farm Bureau Insurance and Nathan Etherington, ‘04, is Brian Webster, ‘04, works as Salt Lake City, UT.
division at UBS Financial Ser- makes his home in Hyde Park, employed by Pacific Coast a commercial loan officer at Michael Jackson, ‘05, is an
vices Inc. and resides in Beverly UT. Feather and makes his home in First Utah Bank and makes his accountant at Deloitte Founda-
Hills, CA. Tyler Olson, ‘03, is an Seattle, WA. home in North Salt Lake, UT. tion and lives in North Salt
Paul Amidon, ‘03, is a medical economist for the Bureau of Bracken Henderson, ‘04, works Jonathan Winn, ‘04, is an Lake, UT.
device sales representative with Reclamation and makes his as a Soil conservationist with attorney for Henriksen & Hen- Brandon Jamison, ‘05, is em-
Stryker Orthopaedics and resides home in Moscow, ID. UACD Auxiliary and makes riksen and resides in North Salt ployed as a trading representa-
in Ogden, UT. Johnnie Rosser, ‘03, is em- his home in Tremonton, UT. Lake, UT. tive for Wells Fargo and makes
Chris Bingham, ‘03, is a product ployed as a real estate agent for Kristen Hill, ‘04, works as a Josh Yonk, ‘04, is a program- his home in Clearfield, UT.
manager at Medtronic Cardio- RE/MAX Excel and makes his senior media planner with mer at Intelli-Choice and Angela Johnson, ‘05, is a CPA
vascular and resides in Santa home in Providence, UT. Datamark, Inc. and makes her makes his home in Smithfield, and lives in Orem, UT.
Rosa, CA. Vito Russo, ‘03, is employed home in Hyde Park, UT. UT. Russ Labrum, ‘05, is an inven-
Melissa Bingham, ‘03, serves as as a hydrologist with St. Joans Rex Keller, ‘04, is director Stephen Abu, Jr., ‘05, is owner tory manager with Western
an engineer with Biogen Idol Water Management and resides of Bio-Fuels and resides in of Ghana Journeys and makes Petroleum, Inc. and makes his
and makes her home in San in Palatka, FL. Brigham City, UT. his home in Salt Lake City, home in Vernal, UT.
Diego, CA. Matthew Sadowski, ‘03, works Jeff Krommenhoek, ‘04, is UT. Randy Meek, ‘05, works in
Alan Bosh, ‘03, is an account- in HR at Honeywell and a loan officer for Envision Nathan Bailey, ‘05, is a irrigation sales at Valley Imple-
ing manager with Advantage resides in Glendale, AZ. Lending Group and lives in financial analyst for Rocky ment Company, Inc. and lives
Control and lives in Saratoga Justin Smith, ‘03, is a financial Riverton, UT. Mountain Power and lives in in Preston, ID.
Springs, UT. analyst for Transportation Travis Lish, ‘04, works for West Jordan, UT. Jason Nelson, ‘05, is a financial
Kevin Daly, ‘03, is employed Alliance Bank and lives in Woodbury Corporation and Larry Belnap, ‘05, works as a advisor for Edward Jones
by the Department of Financial Hooper, UT. resides in Sandy, UT. senior associate in assurance for Investments and lives in Trem-
Institution for the State of Utah Anthony Smoot, ‘03, is William Miller, ‘04, works PricewaterhouseCoopers and onton, UT.
and resides in Farmington, UT. employed as a purchaser for for Online Data Processing, lives in Tooele, UT. Nanami Ohata, ‘05, is a sales
Kelly Dangerfield, ‘03, is a self- SCS and makes his home in Inc. and makes his home in Kiel Berry, ‘05, is an associate coordinator at M-Tek, Inc. and
employed financial consultant Ogden, UT. Spokane, WA. at Cohen Kennedy Dowd & lives in Murfreesboro, TN.
and lives in Bozeman, MT. Jacob Stevens, ‘03, is employed Spencer Nelson, ‘04, is a Quigley and resides in Phoe- Shawn Peterson, ‘05, is the
Don Darrington, ‘03, is an as a publisher for The Big Sky professional basketball player nix, AZ. marketing manager at Thatcher
operations manager at Prime Sun and makes his home in with Fortitudo Bologna, a Scott Black, ‘05, is a senior Company and lives in Clear-
International and resides in Salt Lake City, UT. prominent Italian League Oracle database administrator field, UT.
Logan, UT. Allyson Thompson, ‘03, is an professional basketball club. for The Church of Jesus Christ Jenny Quinn, ‘05, is an inter-
Robert Freeman, ‘03, is a assistant property manager for David Perry, ‘04, is owner of of Latter-day Saints and resides active developer with Crowell
financial planning director for CIM Group, Inc. and resides Legacy Lending Group and in West Jordan, UT. Advertising, Marketing & PR
Lakemont Homes and lives in in Beverly Hills, CA. resides in Nampa, ID. Kyle Brown, ‘05, is a sales and and makes her home in Salt
Citrus Heights, CA. Jacob Warner, ‘03, is an Barton Petersen, ‘04, is a secu- account manager with Ash- Lake City, UT.
Richard Hall, ‘03, is employed accounting manager with rities broker and advisor with grove Cement Company and Jeffrey Reece, ‘05, works for
by Parker Hannifin Corporation Beehive Telephone and lives in Morgan Stanley and resides in resides in Morgan, UT. Ewing Management Group
and resides in Ogden, UT. Salt Lake City, UT. Logan, UT. Andrew Crosby, ‘05, is an in- and makes his home in Shang-
Doug Horton, ‘03, is a medical Brooke Webber, ‘03, is Mark Romney, ‘04, is an ternal auditor with State Bank hai, China.
device representative at Abbott employed as a bookkeeper for accounting analyst at Delphi of Southern Utah and makes
his home in Cedar City, UT.
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Michele Sauk, ‘05, is VP and Dennis Cox, ‘06, is a technical for Hill Air Force Base and and makes his home in Big makes his home in Salt Lake
business development officer at writer for ICON Health & Fit- makes his home in Hooper, Piney, WY. City, UT.
U.S. Bank of Utah SBA Divi- ness, Inc. and makes his home UT. Jill Bruins, ‘07, is a market- Marc Hamson, ‘08, works for
sion and lives in Sandy, UT. in Logan, UT. Shayla Quarnberg, ‘06, works ing researcher at Hardwick Nucor Steel Company and
Stephanie Smith, ‘05, is em- Nathan Cressall, ‘06, is in the department of transpor- Research and resides in makes his home in Brigham
ployed at Summit Group and employed as a branch manager tation for the State of Utah and Bremerton, WA. City, UT.
makes her home in Salt Lake for Intermountain Staffing resides in Richfield, UT. Mikkal Butterfield, ‘07, is Daryl Holdaway, ‘08, is an
City, UT. Resources and resides in Kerry Shepherd, ‘06, is an as- employed by Stevens-Henager internal auditor with Cyprus
Sherri Stoddard, ‘05, is Ogden, UT. sistant relationship manager for College and resides in Logan, Credit Union and makes his
employed as a billing clerk Steven Delong, ‘06, serves Zions First National Bank and UT. home in Lehi, UT.
for UBNC and resides in as an executive director for resides in Kaysville, UT. Chris Bybee, ‘07, is employed Mark Holguin, ‘08, is a soft-
Roosevelt, UT. American West Heritage Foun- Linda Speer, ‘06, works as a by Envision Lending and ware engineer with New Dawn
Craig Swenson, ‘05, is an IT dation and makes his home in community relations assistant resides in Ogden, UT. Technologies and resides in
manager with Civil Science Logan, UT. at Energy Solutions Envi- Smithfield, UT.
PJ Dean, ‘07, is an internal
and makes his home in Pleas- Clayton Empey, ‘06, is an ronmental Foundation and reporting analyst with Itron- Rachel Holyoak, ‘08, works as
ant Grove, UT. accountant at Schmitt Griffiths makes her home in Salt Lake Accountemps and lives in a conference manager at ATK
Zachary Takos, ‘05, is an Smith & Co., PC and lives in City, UT. Hayden, ID. Aerospace Company, Inc. and
attorney for Brownstein Hyatt Ogden, UT. Victor Staley, ‘06, works as an makes her home in Nibley, UT.
Jacob Dettinger, ‘07, works as
Farber Schreck and lives in Brandon Foote, ‘06, is accountant and HR manager a staff accountant with Tanner, Kelly Johnson, ‘08, works for
Henderson, NV. president and manager for and lives in Orangeville, UT. LLC and resides in North Salt Global Accessories, Inc. and
Sarah Wiren, ‘05, works as a Redmond Minerals, Inc. and Melanie Stoddard, ‘06, is Lake, UT. lives in Rigby, ID.
staff accountant with ACS and resides in Aurora, UT. employed at Country Lane Andy Hernandez, ‘07, works in James Jones, ‘08, works for Box
resides in Chandler, AZ. Boyd Gerber, ‘06, is a senior Assisted Living and makes her accounting at Jones Simkins, Elder County Federal Credit
Adam Anderson, ‘06, is em- project manager for Spillman home in Brigham City, UT. LLP and lives in Collinston, Union and makes his home in
ployed by Edward Jones Invest- Technologies, Inc. and resides Daniel Subramanian, ‘06, is an UT. Tremonton, UT.
ments and lives in Logan, UT. in Woods Cross, UT. IT support with Trizetto and Jason Jones, ‘07, works as a Kristopher Jones, ‘08, works
Jessica Andreasen, ‘06, serves Justen Hansen, ‘06, is em- lives in Mesa, AZ. software engineer with Inter- as a construction manager and
as an email marketing coor- ployed as a project manager Heather Vangrimbergen, ‘06, mountain Healthcare and lives lives in Renton, WA.
dinator with Spark Networks for WesTech Engineering and is a cost analyst for EG and G in Salt Lake City, UT. Daniel Lindberg, ‘08, is the
Limited and makes her home makes his home in Stansbury Defense Materials, Inc. and Danielle Nelson, ‘07, serves as marketing analyst at Thermo-
in American Fork, UT. Park, UT. lives in Tooele, UT. an employment counselor with Fisher Scientific and lives in
Dustin Armstrong, ‘06, works Penny Hegerhorst, ‘06, is a Tiffany Vega, ‘06, is owner of the Utah Department of Work- Providence, UT.
as a teacher at Pocatello School financial service representative Casper’s Ice Cream, Inc. and force Services and makes her JP Murdock, ‘08, works for
District and lives in Pocatello, for Fidelity Investments and makes her home in Smithfield, home in Stansbury Park, UT. ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.
ID. lives in Bruneau, ID. UT. Dylan Olsen, ‘07, is a credit and resides in Silver Spring,
Darren Arnold, ‘06, is em- Troy Holland, ‘06, is owner Holly von Niederhausern, ‘06, analyst at Wasatch Finance and MD.
ployed by Jones Simkins, LLP and operator of Empire Pest is an accounting specialist with Credit and lives in Logan, UT. David Newton, ‘08, is an
and resides in Logan, UT. Defense and lives in Orlando, Diebold ISS and resides in Brett Reeder, ‘07, works as a accountant at White & Ras-
FL. Bountiful, UT.
Ben Brown, ‘06, works as a tax talent specialist at Deer Valley muson, LLC and lives in Salt
accountant at Jones Simpkins, Jon Homer, ‘06, works for Terrance Washington, ‘06, is Resort and makes his home in Lake City, UT.
P.C. and lives in Logan, UT. Latham & Watkins, LLP and employed at Allstate Insurance Preston, ID. Danielle Polokoff, ‘08, is a
lives in Washington, DC. Company and lives in Ogden,
Janica Bruno, ‘06, is in IT Kris Stewart, ‘07, is employed sales representative with Swire
support with Merit Medical Chris Huber, ‘06, is employed UT. at Cottonwood Insurance and Coca-Cola, USA and lives in
Systems, Inc. and makes her as a branch manager for Janelle Wilson, ‘06, is em- resides in Vernal, UT. Denver, CO.
home in Salt Lake City, UT. Golden West Credit Union ployed at Deloitte Foundation Clinton Tyler, ‘07, is employed Brittany Rowley, ‘08, works
and resides in Enterprise, UT. and resides in Seattle, WA.
Wade Burnett, ‘06, works in as a supervisor with Dickinsons for Cook Martin Poulson, P.C.
the finance and accounting Tammy Jorgensen, ‘06, works Darrin Zingleman, ‘06, is an Frozen Foods and resides in and makes her home in Salt
division at CR England Truck- for North Sanpete School underwriter for Nevada State Nampa, ID. Lake City, UT.
ing Company and lives in Salt District and lives in Mount Bank and makes his home in Trevor Walker, ‘07, is an as- Ryan Shaw, ‘08, is employed
Lake City, UT. Pleasant, UT. Las Vegas, NV. sistant manager with T-Mobile at Advent Creative Marketing
Lorna Calder, ‘06, is a financial Adam Larsen, ‘06, works for Ryan Abplanalp, ‘07, works as USA, Inc. and resides in Group and lives in Logan, UT.
analyst for Transportation Squire & Co. and makes his a computer technology teacher Alpine, UT. Trevor Watkins, ‘08, is a man-
Alliance Bank and lives in home in Payson, UT. at Duchesne County School Dave Brewer, ‘08, is an insur- agement trainee for Enterprise
Clearfield, UT. Courtney Mills, ‘06, is an as- District and makes his home in ance agent with State Farm Rent-A-Car and lives in West
Markham Carroll, ‘06, works sistant controller with ACS and Roosevelt, UT. Mutual Automobile Insurance Jordan, UT.
on the tax staff at Deloitte & resides in Salt Lake City, UT. Cole Arnold, ‘07, works as a and makes his home in Ogden, Alicia Yarger, ‘08, works as a
Touche, LLP and resides in Daniel Neeley, ‘06, works for controller at MTF, Inc. and UT. senior finance representative at
Syracuse, UT. Harold Dance Investments and lives in Mesa, AZ. Mikol Christensen, ‘08, is Washington Mutual Bank and
Joshua Combe, ‘06, is a phar- resides in Logan, UT. John Atamanczyk, ‘07, works employed by ICON Health resides in Irvine, CA.
maceutical sales representa- Keri Pallesen, ‘06, is employed as a tax associate at J D Clark and Fitness, Inc. and resides in
tive with Daii Chi Sankgo with Daggett County and lives & Co. and lives in Ogden, UT. Logan, UT.
Pharmaceuticals and lives in in Manila, UT. Douglas Banks, ‘07, is a Whitney Ennis, ‘08, is an ac-
Las Vegas, NV. Jared Petersen, ‘06, works in painter for Wall to Wall Paint- countant at Musicare, Inc. and
Brandon Cowley, ‘06, is an flooring at Castleman Tile and ing and lives in Smithfield, UT. lives in Farmington, UT.
assistant controller with Impact resides in Cornish, UT. Corey Bennett, ‘07, serves as Trevor Garrett, ‘08, works as
Payment Systems and resides in Robert Pilarczyk, ‘06, works an excavation services manager a staff accountant with Craig
Wellsville, UT. with C & A Construction, Inc. Hancey & Company and
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Non Profit Org
3500 Old Main Hill
Logan UT 84322-3500
Students in David Herrmann’s management and hu-
man resources class are divided up into teams each
semester and each team is expected to undertake a
project that has a service component.
One of those teams decided an old and somewhat
neglected fixture on the USU campus, the amphi-
theater on Old Main Hill, could use some love and
They drafted about 40 people and they
all went to work on the amphitheater that was
constructed with the help of student donations
from the USU classes of 1925 and 1926.
Students fix up the They swept it out, blasted it with a power-washer,
sanded down and stained the wood benches, according to
Nicole Brown, a junior in public relations, who was on the
amphitheater on team.
And then to christen the makeover they held a benefit
old Main hill
concert in fall 2008 that raised money for the school’s Small
Enterprise Education and Development (SEED) program.
The program trains entrepreneurs in Peru and offers them
The USU classes of 1925 and 1926 teamed up with some Jon M. Herrmann said he’s inspired by the good his students
Huntsman School of Business students to bring music to Old are able to accomplish each semester with their innovative
Main Hill and hope to Peru. approaches to service.