Since 1971, Leeds School of Business has carried on the cherished tradition of honoring alumni and friends who have distinguished themselves with outstanding professional and personal achievements, and those who have loyally dedicated their time and service to the business school.

The Leeds School of Business is proud to celebrate and give thanks the extraordinary people who epitomize exceptional achievements in business and ongoing service to the School, serving as role models for the next generation of business leaders.

Leeds Alumni Awards 2018
Leeds Alumni Awards 2018
Leeds Alumni Awards 2018
Leeds Alumni Awards 2018
Leeds Alumni Awards 2018

Alumni Achievement Award
The Alumni Achievement Award recognizes an alumnus or alumna for their exceptional achievement in the business community.

Alumni Service Award
The Alumni Service Award honors an alumna or alumnus for their sustained commitment, support and exceptional service to the Leeds School of Business, its students, faculty and the community.

Corporate Partner Service Award
The Corporate Partner Service Award recognizes sustained commitment, support and exceptional service to the Leeds School of Business, the University of Colorado Boulder and the community.

Leeds Distinguished Alumni Lifetime Service Award
The Leeds Distinguished Alumni Lifetime Service Award is the highest award granted to alumni from the Leeds School of Business. It is awarded to a distinguished alumna or alumnus for a lifetime of support and philanthropy to the Leeds School of Business, and for exceptional achievement in the business community.

Service Award
The Service Award honors sustained commitment, support and exceptional service to the Leeds School of Business, its students, faculty and to the community.

William H. Baughn Service Award for Faculty
The William H. Baughn Service Award for Faculty is awarded to a Leeds School faculty member for exceptional service to the Leeds School of Business, and for consistent and ongoing commitment to its students, faculty and programs.

Congratulations, 2019 Alumni and Service Award Winners

Russell Cropanzano

Russell Cropanzano | William H. Baughn Faculty Service Award

The William H. Baughn Service Award for Faculty is awarded to a Leeds School faculty member for exceptional service to the Leeds School of Business, and for consistent and ongoing commitment to its students, faculty and programs.

Dr. Russell Cropanzano is a professor of Organizational Behavior at the Leeds School of Business. Currently, he is chair of Leeds’ Division of Organizational Leadership and Information Analytics and the Division of Business Ethics and Social Impact. He has published over 140 scholarly articles and book chapters, mostly on the topics of organizational justice, workplace emotion and employee well-being and is a former editor of the Journal of Management. Dr. Cropanzano has also received numerous awards and recognition for his scholarly work, including the 2018-2019 Excellence in Research Award from the Boulder Faculty Assembly, the 2010 Best Paper Award from the Journal of Management, the 2007 Best Paper Award from Academy of Management Perspectives and the 2000 Outstanding Paper Award from the Consulting Psychology Journal. In addition, Cropanzano is a fellow in the Academy of Management, the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology, the Southern Management Association, and the Association for Psychological Science.

Carol Frank

Carol Frank | Service Award

The Service Award honors sustained commitment, support and exceptional service to the Leeds School of Business, its students, faculty and to the community.

After starting her career as a CPA, Carol founded and operated three pet companies over 20 years. She then leveraged her pet industry experience into a new venture, BirdsEye Advisory Group, which helps pet companies and private equity firms with mergers and acquisitions and strategy. Carol has a BBA in Accounting from UT Austin, an MBA from SMU and is a registered investment banker. She is also a Trustee at the CU Foundation and served on the boards of more than a dozen nonprofit and business organizations. Formerly, she was chair of Leeds Women’s Council and on the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship Board. Carol’s biggest passion is animals, especially her two parrots, Murphy Green and Lola, and Daphne, a sweet, energetic Whoodle. In her free time, she loves spending time with her husband Tad as well as skiing, cycling, spinning and doing killer workouts at Orange Theory Fitness.

Mary Kimble

Mary Hunter Kimble | Alumni Service Award

The Alumni Service Award honors an alumna or alumnus for their sustained commitment, support and exceptional service to the Leeds School of Business, its students, faculty and the community.

Mary Kimble graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder’s School of Business in 1960, prior to its name change to the Leeds School of Business in 2001. A high-achiever, Kimble graduated from CU Boulder after just three and a half short years. She married Randy Mottram and raised two boys, while living in Florida, Louisiana and California, and finally settled in Northern Virginia just outside of Washington D.C., where she has resided since.
 
Kimble returned to school to earn a Library Science degree and began work at her local library as an administrative assistant. She retired in 2000 and enjoys theatre, camping, kayaking and traveling with her husband Randy. Several of their trips were with the CU Alumni Association’s Roaming Buffs travel program, which merges adventure with CU comradery for travel around the world. Her favorite was a three-week excursion to China. 

Eric Kramer

 

Eric Kramer | Distinguished Alumni Lifetime Service Award

The Leeds Distinguished Alumni Lifetime Service Award is the highest award granted to alumni from the Leeds School of Business. It is awarded to a distinguished alumna or alumnus for a lifetime of support and philanthropy to the Leeds School of Business, and for exceptional achievement in the business community.

For more than three decades, Eric has pioneered new approaches for delivering uniquely customized wealth management solutions to individuals and families, who desire a more personalized way to pursue their life’s goals.

Since founding Crestone Capital in 1991, Eric has led the firm’s advancement of performance-driven investment management, financial and cash-flow planning and wealth preservation strategies. He chairs the firm’s Investment Committee and oversees management of Crestone’s real estate investments.

Eric received his Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Colorado Denver and is a Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®) and FINRA Registered Representative.

Apart from Crestone, Eric is active in the local community and serves as Chairman of the University of Colorado Foundation Investment Policy Committee and sits on their Board of Directors and Board of Trustees. He is an avid skier, and enjoys biking, regardless of the terrain or modality. Eric and his wife Stacey live in Boulder with their four sons.

Jordan Pape

R. Jordan Papé | Alumni Achievement Award

The Alumni Achievement Award recognizes an alumnus or alumna for their exceptional achievement in the business community.

Jordan Papé is CEO and fourth-generation leader of The Papé Group. Papé manages a diverse portfolio of capital equipment dealership brands, from Mexico to Alaska, and builds strong relationships with manufacturers to uphold the company’s 80-year customer commitment: “Papé Keeps You Moving.” Active in business and community affairs, Papé serves as executive director for Oregon Business Council, a director for Oregon Business and Industry and director for Columbus Insurance, Ltd. Recently, he served on Oregon Governor Brown’s Medicaid Budget Task Force, which is working to solve the billion-dollar shortfall in Oregon’s Medicaid budget. Papé earned his MBA from the University of Oregon’s Lundquist College of Business and a BSBA from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado. He and his wife Keri have three children: Braden (12), Madeline (10), and Eleanor (7).

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Zayo | Corporate Partner Service Award
The Corporate Partner Service Award recognizes sustained commitment, support and exceptional service to the Leeds School of Business, the University of Colorado Boulder and the community.

Zayo provides mission-critical bandwidth to the world’s most impactful companies, fueling the innovations that are transforming our society. Zayo’s 130,000-mile network in North America and Europe includes extensive metro connectivity to thousands of buildings and data centers. Zayo’s communications infrastructure solutions include dark fiber, private data networks, wavelengths, Ethernet, dedicated internet access and data center colocation services. Zayo owns and operates a Tier 1 IP backbone and 51 carrier-neutral data centers. Through its CloudLink service, Zayo provides low-latency private connectivity that attaches enterprises to their public cloud environments. Zayo serves wireless and wireline carriers, media, tech, content, finance, healthcare and other large enterprises.

Previous Award Recipients

2018
Richard M. Burridge Jr. '84
Michael A. Hitt '74
KPMG LLP
Katie Kramer '97
Manuel Laguna
Jane S. Miller
Al Olson '62 & Carol-Ann Olson '64

2017
Steve Bosley '68
Charles Schwab
Stratton R. Heath, III
Steve Rock
Chantal Veevaete

2016
Arrow Electronics
Cathleen S. Burns
Kile Morgan, Jr. '69
Lisa A. Pauley '87
Mary M. Sullivan and the late Sherman R. Miller, 4th '79
George S. Writer, Jr. '57

2015
Dan Caruso
Michael P. Huseby '76
Thomas G. Thibodeau
KeyBank
David J. Steiner '75
Melissa Young Brownstein '94

2014
Larry Jones
Bill Marolt '67
Sharon F. Matusik
Phillips 66
William W. Reynolds '60
Mary K. Rhinehart '80
Tandean Rustandy '87

2013
Ambassador David B. Bolen '50
John and Patrice Callies
EKS&H
Thomas Stix Guggenheim Family
Laura J. Kornish
Edward C. Mitchell, Jr. '69
Gordon Trafton '77

2012
Ellen M. Balaguer ‘82
Peter Behrendt
Peter M. Burridge ‘85
Jerry D. McMorris ’62 (in memoriam)
C. Page Moreau
Charles A. Parker ‘56
Dee J. Perry ’74, MS ‘81
George H. Solich ’83

2011
J. William Freytag
Jeanne Jackson ‘74
J. Chris Leach
Randy Nichols
Christy Bieber Orris ‘92
Lyal E. Quinby, Jr. ’55, MS ’58

2010
G. Chris Andersen ‘61
Richard Connor ‘71
Jo Marie Dancik
Walter A. Koelbel Jr. ‘74
Donald R. Lichtenstein
Michael S. Maurer ‘64
Mark Retzloff
Sarah Siegel-Magness ‘95

2009
Sanjai Bhagat
John Fischer
John E. Freyer ‘71
L. Calvin Fulenwider III ‘74
Richard Knowlton ’54 and
Nancy Van Derbur Knowlton ‘57
Sherri Leopard
C. Roderick O’Neil
Patrick Tierney ‘67
David Wolf JD/MBA ‘01

2008
F. Daryl Gatewood ‘70
Robert Gill
Marley Hodgson MBA ‘03
David Mallery JD/MBA ‘99
Bill Moore ‘54
Barbara Mowry
Blaine Rollins ‘89
Frank Selto

2006
Robert H. Deming ’56, MS ’59 and Beverly A. Deming
Larissa Herda ‘80
Walter A. Koelbel ‘47
Paul Larkins
Stephen Lawrence
Jeffrey Lovell ‘74
Storm Metzger ‘62
Joseph Piper MBA ‘98
Marcia Pryde ’66, MBA ‘72
John Shaw
Chris Wand

2005
Jerry Briggs ’63 (in memoriam)
Dick Burridge ’51
Ned Cooney
Dick Engebretson MBA ’72
John E. Freyer ‘71
Ann Heinz ‘80
Dan Japha ‘74
Ray Joyce ’49 and Dottie Joyce ’48
Steve Manaster
Lyal Quinby ’55, MS ‘58
Rod Slifer ’56 and Beth Slifer
George Writer ’57 and Judy Writer ’61

 

1998
Kevin J. Burns MBA ‘73
Larry D. Singell

1997
Ambassador David B. Bolen ‘50
Robert F. Charles Jr.
John “Ron” Moore ‘59

1996
Louis W. Menk
William W. Reynolds ‘60
Thomas M. Shane ‘70

1995
G. Chris Andersen ‘61
Richard Knowlton ‘54

1994
Jerry D. McMorris ‘62
Craig E. Weatherup

1993
John C. Crane ‘58
Duane C. Hansen ‘57
M. Ann Padilla

1992
Steven K. Bosley ‘68
Derek E. Faison ‘70
Roger V. Smith ‘64

1991
William H. Baughn
Barbara B. Grogan ‘69
D.D. “Dell” Hock ‘56

1990
G. Lee Thompson ‘57

1989
Henry E. Kates ‘60

1988
William R. Lennartz ‘63

1987
Dianne V. Ingels ‘63

1986
Roger L. Reisher ‘50

1985
Robert H. Deming ‘56

1984
Robert B. Decker ‘42

1983
William D. Johnson ‘42

1982
George B. McKinley ‘51

1981
Dwight L. Johnson ‘61

1980
Thomas M. Hallin ‘55

1978
Hank Brown ‘61

1977
Thomas S. Guggenheim ‘50

1976
Donald G. Brotzman ‘43

1974
Herschel R. Shwayder ‘31

1973
Robert G. Bonham ‘40

1972
Walter A. Koelbel ‘47

1971
Thomas S. Moon ‘44

 

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact LeedsAlumni@colorado.edu.