As a Leeds graduate, our students spread all across the country making impacts on multiple organizations and industries. To acknowledge all of our wonderful alumni and the accomplishments in their career, we spotlight someone monthly and host them here. Flip through our incredible alumni and learn more about how Leeds has impacted their career journeys.

If you have a story that you would love to share or would love to nominate a fellow Leeds alumnus or alumna, fill out the Leeds' Alumni Spotlight nomination survey!

Michael Earman

Michael Earman (MBA'15)

July 7, 2021

Logistics and Warehouse Manager at Stem Ciders Why did you decide to come to Leeds? I was interested in Leeds before undergrad, but plans changed. Once I decided to get my MBA and researched the School and the surrounding area, I desired the entrepreneurial landscape and wanted to learn in...

Clare Topper

Clare Topper (Mktg'12)

July 7, 2021

Senior Key Account Manager at PepsiCo Why did you decide to come to Leeds? Growing up, my family explored many different parts of the country. I fell in love with Colorado and the mountains at a very young age. I always dreamed of going to college in a beautiful place...

Kallie Beebe

Kallie Beebe (MBA’21)

June 7, 2021

Why did you decide to come to Leeds? When I decided to go back for my MBA, I had already been living in Boulder for a few years so this particular program felt like an easy and natural decision. I was also drawn to the ways in which Leeds advertised...

Madison Polansky

Madison Polansky (Info’17)

June 7, 2021

Advisor, IT Recruiting, Learning & Development at Phillips 66 Why did you decide to come to Leeds? I toured a number of different schools when looking to attend a university. I stepped onto CU's campus and toured Leeds and immediately felt at home. I loved the beauty of the landscape...

Allison Burt

Allison Burt (Info&Mktg’21)

May 10, 2021

Business Technology Analyst, Deloitte Consulting Why did you decide to come to Leeds? I decided to come to Leeds after determining that my Stanford dreams could wait for grad school, and I should save some money with in-state tuition as well as go to Dubai with the Honors program. However,...

Justin Forbis

Justin Forbis (MBA’21)

May 10, 2021

Marketing and Communications Analyst - Leeds School of Business Why did you decide to come to Leeds? Initially, I came to Leeds as an employee. I was on the job hunt and found an amazing job where I could use my marketing and content skills to contribute to the outcomes...

Paul Munter

Paul Munter (Acct’78)

April 9, 2021

Acting Chief Accountant, Office of the Chief Accountant, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Why did you decide to come to Leeds? I was exploring PhD programs and found that Leeds accounting faculty had research interests and experience aligned with what I wanted to pursue during my PhD program. What is...

Hayley Porter

Hayley Porter (Acct’19)

April 9, 2021

Audit Associate, KPMG Why did you decide to come to Leeds? I decided to come to Leeds in part because of the CU legacy in my family - my mom, uncle and cousin all graduated from CU, so I grew up hearing fun stories of them being students in Boulder...

John Maslin

John Maslin (Fin’16)

March 8, 2021

Lieutenant; U.S. Navy Why did you decide to come to Leeds? I’m a Colorado native and knew I wanted to go to school in Colorado – I was fortunate to be accepted into my top choice, CU Boulder. I specifically chose Leeds because I knew I wanted to learn business...

Anne Dupont

Anne Dupont (MBA’78)

March 8, 2021

Retired Senior Partner, Accenture Why did you decide to come to Leeds? My undergraduate major was in Business at the University of Arizona. When I was considering an MBA, I had an economics professor who highly recommended the University of Colorado Business School. He knew some professors at the school...

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