Q: What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
You never want to run away from a job. If or when the time comes to leave, you want to run to an opportunity you are excited about.
Never trust a dog to guard your lunch.
Q: What does your job involve day-to-day?
My role is to build relationships with alumni and organizations around the Kelley programs on the IUPUI campus. Ideally, these relationships culminate in a contribution of support, which might include volunteering time, offer advice, making valuable connections for the school, or financial support.
Q: What is your greatest accomplishment so far at Kelley?
Working with a team of colleagues on staff and faculty, we were able to cultivate a relationship with an alumnus who was the CEO of a Fortune 300 global corporation. Over the five-year relationship, the team facilitated annual opportunities for our alum to visit campus and meet with students. Learning of a common interest in global corporate strategy, this alumnus opened new relationships to Kelley and donated financial support sufficient to endow a directorship for a new academic center.
Q: How do you spend your time outside of Kelley?
I enjoy bird hunting and training my dog, Thunder.
Q: What is your spirit animal & why?
Great Horned Owl- a silent predator who stalks the night quietly watching for opportunities. Owls keep their own counsel, allowing others to express their thoughts from which to learn.