Category Archives: Alumni News

November 17

Extending the Public Sector Network

With a couple temporary employees and 2,500 phone numbers, Vicki Okerlund set out in 2001 to create a network of BYU MPA alumni. Eight months later, she and her team had called every single alum, reaching about 90 percent of them and starting an alumni network that continues to enrich BYU’s MPA program today. Okerlund, […]

October 28

Class Note: A New Vision for Charity

Doug Jackson is bringing sight to tens of thousands around the globe—thanks to a new kind of vision for humanitarian work. “The best charity work is when the locals are doing it,” Jackson says. “It’s not when the foreigners come in to do it; they just come and go. If you don’t set up the […]

September 18

Alum Alan Olsen’s Life by the Numbers

Now that he thinks about it, Alan Olsen hates accounting. You wouldn’t expect this from a man with more than thirty-five years of experience in public accounting who serves as one of the managing partners at Greenstein, Rogoff, Olsen & Co., LLP, a firm consistently recognized as one of the best and fastest-growing in the […]