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!

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...

Ryan Callies

Ryan Callies (Mktg’13)

Feb. 9, 2021

Cisco Field BDE at Tech Data Why did you decide to come to Leeds? Leeds was the perfect intersection of great education and location. Nowhere else can you get a world class business education in a world class environment. The mountains helped, too! What is one thing you learned at...

Kirsten Suddath

Kirsten Suddath (MBA’16)

Feb. 2, 2021

Blackhorn Ventures // Senior Associate Why did you decide to come to Leeds? I chose Leeds for three main reasons (1) the school's commitment to sustainability and focus on entrepreneurship, (2) the impressive network of alumni in the Boulder/Denver startup community, and (3) the relatively small cohort-size. I wanted to...

Susan L. Sakmar & Kirk Hobbs

Susan L. Sakmar (Inbu’88) & Kirk Hobbs (Fnce’87)

Feb. 2, 2021

Could you share more about how you two met? We met during our second year at CU while we were living at the same apartment building on the hill. The apartments were full of CU students, so there was a very active social scene and a group of us hung...

Rachel Kois

Rachel Kois (Mgmt'16)

Jan. 4, 2021

Founder & CEO, Simple Switch Why did you decide to come to Leeds? I am a fifth-generation Coloradan, and my dad attended CU, so Boulder was always on my radar. In high school, I was sure I wanted to go out of state for school. After being accepted to schools...