The Huntsman Post
Jon M. Huntsman School of Business - Utah State University
Flying J Pays Back Nearly $2 Billion as it Recovers
Crystal Maggelet
 
Crystal Maggelet
Photo by: Steve Eaton
 
It was the type of phone call that can really put a damper on the holiday season.

Crystal Maggelet had just finished her Christmas shopping on Dec. 15, 2008, when she got a phone call that changed her life. She was told that the company that her father had founded, Flying J, was in "free fall bankruptcy." In a normal bankruptcy, Crystal explained, there is time to plan and work out deals with vendors, creditors, and others. This was not the case for Flying J.

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How to Harness a Committed, Unified Workforce
Imagine that you are a brigadier general with 170,000 soldiers at your command-that would be the equivalent of 34 NATO brigades of 5,000 soldiers each. Can you picture it? Perhaps the Roman Legion comes to mind.

Utah State accounting grad Jim Quigley was just such a leader, as global CEO of Deloitte & Touche Tohmatsu Limited. He recently completed a five-year term leading that organization and its 170,000 employees around the world. At a Dean's Convocation at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business on Nov. 16 he described that journey and the next chapter of his life.

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Jim Quigley
 
Jim Quigley
Photo by: Steve Eaton
 
Research on Designated Wilderness Areas Sparks Interest
Brian Steed
 
Brian Steed
Photo by: Sterling Morris
 
A researcher and instructor at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business recently testified before Congress about research conducted at Utah State University and Southern Utah University on the local economic impacts of designating Wilderness areas.

Brian Steed, a proposal development specialist and instructor of economics, received the invitation to testify after presenting the research to the Western Caucus, a joint group made up of members and staff of the House of Representatives and the Senate.

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Also in this edition
Students get ahold of $50,000 and invest it in the stock market

Executive From the World's Largest Wind Turbine Company Speaks

New Political Website Aims to Predict Poll Results Before They Are Released

Staff Member Represents Huntsman School at National Diversity Conference

New Company Aims to Cut the Cost of Textbooks

Huntsman Graduate Helps Chickens Defend Themselves