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Leadership Celebration Honors Students, Faculty and Alumni

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UNIBusiness held its inaugural Leadership Celebration on April 12 at the Commons Ballroom on the University of Northern Iowa campus. Previously known as the UNIBusiness Graduation Celebration, the newly formatted leadership event celebrated business student leaders and the accomplishments of high-achieving business students. 

“The nominations we received for the student leadership awards were incredibly impressive,” said Katie Hillyer, director of the Professional Readiness Program. “The nominations included students who are leaders in the classroom, student organizations and through employment in the college. Students from freshman to senior were nominated, and nominations were submitted by faculty, staff and students."

This day-long celebration also recognized the success of key alumni who were invited to serve as Alumni in Residence. This prestigious honor is designed to bring his or her experience and expertise "back home" to connect theory to practice for current business students. 

The 2018 Alumni in Residence included:

Kevin Zaugg (Accounting ‘96)
Kevin is a Partner in the EY Des Moines office. In addition to advising clients on their insurance needs, he is the EY Americas Insurance Assurance Chief Operation Officer, leads the Financial Services Office based in Kansas City, and leads the recruiting efforts for the Des Moines office.

Corey R. Lorenzen (Economics ‘99)
Corey graduated from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2002 and practiced commercial and probate litigation law in the Waterloo, Iowa area for 13 years. He is currently a Vice President and Business Development Officer at Farmers State Bank in Waterloo.

Scott Breon (Finance & Economics ’12)
Scott leads the top level financial direction for Walt Disney World, the most visited vacation destination in the world. Prior to Disney, Scott started his career in Iowa with positions at Mediacom Communications as a financial analyst and with Principal Financial Group as an investment analyst focusing fixed income valuation.

John J. Liston (Management ‘81)
As Area Senior Vice President for Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. in Tampa, Florida, John has 35 years of insurance and brokerage experience. His client portfolio ranges from global chemical, broadcast and insurance company. John has been quoted in national insurance publications, and has spoke and moderated many industry panels.

Robyn Leibold Bucknam (Marketing ‘93)
Adair Promotions, Inc. specializes in sports event marketing, with an emphasis in motorsports.  Robyn has worked with DEWALT Tools and their motorsports program since 1995, assisting with all forms of their event and sports marketing efforts, including Professional Bull Riding, NASCAR and Major League Baseball.

Student honorees included:

Ryan Ogden 
Purple & Old Gold award in Accounting

Kaleb Luse 
Purple & Old Gold award in Economics

Nicholas Wiemers
Purple & Old Gold award in Finance

Alex Martin
Purple & Old Gold award in Real Estate 

Marissa Heinzerling
Purple & Old Gold award in Management

Danielle Lorenz
Purple & Old Gold award in Management Information Systems

Jennifer Ventling
Purple & Old Gold award in Supply Chain Management  

Brittany Sefton
Purple & Old Gold award in Marketing 

Kayla Kearns
Student Entrepreneur of the Year

Elizabeth Leland
Servant Leadership award 

Soyeon Park
Rising Leader award

Zhecheng (Carson) Zhou
Leadership Impact award 

Business Student Ambassadors
Student Organization of the Year

Student leader nominees included:

  • Allison Noggle
  • Cassie Hendrix
  • Cole Malcolm
  • Destiny Leitz
  • Griffin Scott
  • Isaac Hoffman
  • Jacob Vollmar
  • Jamal White
  • Julie Hendrickson
  • Kevin Kiesel
  • Lauren Tielbur
  • Marissa Heinzerling
  • Mustafa Akbar
  • Reagan Brown
  • Regan Hodina
  • Trevor Hilkin

Music was provided by MIS student, Julian Castillo.

UNIBusiness thanks the event sponsors for supporting business student success. 

  • UFG
  • Pat & Traci Hellman
  • Jill Hemphill
  • Tim Williams, in memory and honor of LaVerne Andressen
  • Montage
  • KPMG
  • Gaylen & Glenna Miller
  • Wells Fargo
  • Pat & Traci Hellman
  • Jeff Provost / Deloitte
  • Adam Baumgartner
  • Jeff Scudder
  • Gladys Meier

Posted on 25-Apr-18


  






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Leadership Celebration Honors Students, Faculty and Alumni

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UNIBusiness held its inaugural Leadership Celebration on April 12 at the Commons Ballroom on the University of Northern Iowa campus. Previously known as the UNIBusiness Graduation Celebration, the newly formatted leadership event celebrated business student leaders and the accomplishments of high-achieving business students. 

“The nominations we received for the student leadership awards were incredibly impressive,” said Katie Hillyer, director of the Professional Readiness Program. “The nominations included students who are leaders in the classroom, student organizations and through employment in the college. Students from freshman to senior were nominated, and nominations were submitted by faculty, staff and students."

This day-long celebration also recognized the success of key alumni who were invited to serve as Alumni in Residence. This prestigious honor is designed to bring his or her experience and expertise "back home" to connect theory to practice for current business students. 

The 2018 Alumni in Residence included:

Kevin Zaugg (Accounting ‘96)
Kevin is a Partner in the EY Des Moines office. In addition to advising clients on their insurance needs, he is the EY Americas Insurance Assurance Chief Operation Officer, leads the Financial Services Office based in Kansas City, and leads the recruiting efforts for the Des Moines office.

Corey R. Lorenzen (Economics ‘99)
Corey graduated from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2002 and practiced commercial and probate litigation law in the Waterloo, Iowa area for 13 years. He is currently a Vice President and Business Development Officer at Farmers State Bank in Waterloo.

Scott Breon (Finance & Economics ’12)
Scott leads the top level financial direction for Walt Disney World, the most visited vacation destination in the world. Prior to Disney, Scott started his career in Iowa with positions at Mediacom Communications as a financial analyst and with Principal Financial Group as an investment analyst focusing fixed income valuation.

John J. Liston (Management ‘81)
As Area Senior Vice President for Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. in Tampa, Florida, John has 35 years of insurance and brokerage experience. His client portfolio ranges from global chemical, broadcast and insurance company. John has been quoted in national insurance publications, and has spoke and moderated many industry panels.

Robyn Leibold Bucknam (Marketing ‘93)
Adair Promotions, Inc. specializes in sports event marketing, with an emphasis in motorsports.  Robyn has worked with DEWALT Tools and their motorsports program since 1995, assisting with all forms of their event and sports marketing efforts, including Professional Bull Riding, NASCAR and Major League Baseball.

Student honorees included:

Ryan Ogden 
Purple & Old Gold award in Accounting

Kaleb Luse 
Purple & Old Gold award in Economics

Nicholas Wiemers
Purple & Old Gold award in Finance

Alex Martin
Purple & Old Gold award in Real Estate 

Marissa Heinzerling
Purple & Old Gold award in Management

Danielle Lorenz
Purple & Old Gold award in Management Information Systems

Jennifer Ventling
Purple & Old Gold award in Supply Chain Management  

Brittany Sefton
Purple & Old Gold award in Marketing 

Kayla Kearns
Student Entrepreneur of the Year

Elizabeth Leland
Servant Leadership award 

Soyeon Park
Rising Leader award

Zhecheng (Carson) Zhou
Leadership Impact award 

Business Student Ambassadors
Student Organization of the Year

Student leader nominees included:

  • Allison Noggle
  • Cassie Hendrix
  • Cole Malcolm
  • Destiny Leitz
  • Griffin Scott
  • Isaac Hoffman
  • Jacob Vollmar
  • Jamal White
  • Julie Hendrickson
  • Kevin Kiesel
  • Lauren Tielbur
  • Marissa Heinzerling
  • Mustafa Akbar
  • Reagan Brown
  • Regan Hodina
  • Trevor Hilkin

Music was provided by MIS student, Julian Castillo.

UNIBusiness thanks the event sponsors for supporting business student success. 

  • UFG
  • Pat & Traci Hellman
  • Jill Hemphill
  • Tim Williams, in memory and honor of LaVerne Andressen
  • Montage
  • KPMG
  • Gaylen & Glenna Miller
  • Wells Fargo
  • Pat & Traci Hellman
  • Jeff Provost / Deloitte
  • Adam Baumgartner
  • Jeff Scudder
  • Gladys Meier

Posted on 25-Apr-18







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