Tag Archives: Leading Alumni

December 10

#TBT: Alison Davis-Blake

“You don’t need a master plan to be successful. You find your career one opportunity at a time.”  So said Alison Davis-Blake in a 2012 Marriott Alumni Magazine feature, and Davis-Blake has lived up to her own words. She’s made her way from being the lone female in her undergraduate classes—earning both her BS in […]

October 12

Editor’s Notes: Inside the Fall 2015 issue

Falling leaves, crisp temperatures, and pigskin—autumn and football are intrinsically linked in America. Last year thirty-four of the most-watched fall TV shows were National Football League games, garnering a total of 205 million viewers. For comparison’s sake, the only other program to gobble up enough eyeballs to make the top thirty-five was Macy’s Thanksgiving Day […]

February 25

Alum Michelle Curtis: How to Get a Job at NASA

For the record, locking up a position at NASA’s Johnson Space Center isn’t easy. It took 2009 MPA graduate Michelle Curtis two phone calls and six in-person interviews to secure her job as a policy analyst, and that doesn’t take into account the lengthy online application process. Landing a desk came down to a combination of […]

November 22

Kimberly Clark’s Top Five Travel Tips

Travel enthusiast, globetrotter, and citizen of the world, Kimberly Clark (this issue’s leading lady and 2006 MBA grad) very rarely has empty suitcases. At this point it’s easier to name the places she hasn’t been than to count her passport stamps. Domestically she’s on a quest to visit all fifty states. A trip to Wisconsin earlier […]

October 25

On Assignment: To New York and Back Again

Gertrude Stine once said, “America is my country, and Paris is my hometown.” While I have an affinity for the French capital (and croissants), my true allegiance lies with New York City and its bagels. Before joining the Marriott Alumni Magazine staff, I spent two and half years living and working in America’s biggest metropolis. […]

October 11

Sneak Peek: Kimberly Clark’s NYC Shoot

Grand Central is rarely quiet—half a million people pass through its vaulted hall every day. But New York-based photographer Brittany Ambridge thought the one-hundred-year-old terminal would be the ideal backdrop for Kimberly’s Clark’s story, Citi Slicker. To secure the perfect shot, we met up at the iconic information desk at 7 a.m. on Memorial Day. […]

October 07

Editor’s Notes: Inside the Fall 2013 Issue

With the newly minted issue of Marriott Alumni Magazine on my desk and the leaves outside twinkling red and yellow, it is officially autumn. The changing season marks an important anniversary for the Marriott School and the appointment of a new dean. In October 1988 BYU’s management school was officially named for J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott. To […]

August 02

Dad Talk with Leading Alum Eric Watson

Eric Watson is many things—marketing guru, Mazda guy, and Marriott School grad—but the title he enjoys most is dad. That was clear during our interview last March. Watson talked openly about the joys of parenting his three sons and about the role his own father played in his early years. “I always looked up to […]

July 12

Watch Eric Watson’s Mazda CX-9 Ad

You know the Mazda ad mentioned in Eric Watson’s story, “Full Speed Ahead?” Well, here’s your chance to take a look. Watson was behind the camera last October, representing Mazda on a commercial shoot for the company’s CX-9. Filmed in Los Angeles, a seventy-five-person team spent nearly seventeen hours on the first day of shooting. […]