Voice – Suzanne Pierce-Moore
Photo by Donna Barry
Suzanne Pierce-Moore, ‘80, personal and industrial relations, serves as chair of the USU Board of Trustees and as a member of the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business National Advisory Board.
Her action-oriented involvement has raised awareness and funding for the Park City Education Foundation and the Junior League of Salt Lake City. She and her husband, David, are members of the USU Alumni Association Hall of Honor and oversee the David G. Moore & Suzanne Pierce-Moore Family Scholarship at USU.
YOU HAVE A STRONG FOCUS ON SERVICE. WHAT PRINCIPLES DRIVE YOUR EFFORTS?
To be successful, you need to have both the vision and the ability to listen to others. It’s also important to build a team of people where everyone works together to create excellence. I believe Dr. Covey calls this beginning with the end in mind, seeking first to understand and synergize.
WHY ARE YOU INVOLVED WITH THE HUNTSMAN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS?
I see so many exciting things happening today; we have incredible potential. Jon M. Huntsman saw it in 2007, and recently Stephen R. Covey validated our efforts by joining us to create the Stephen R. Covey Center for Leadership. If our alumni take a good look at what is going on at the school, they will be amazed.
WHERE DO YOU SEE THE GREATEST OPPORTUNITY?
The students. They arrive with a solid work ethic, a strong desire to do the right thing, intelligence to compete academically and often with international experience. The school offers incredible programs and accomplished faculty and staff. Our greatest need is for alumni to reconnect, experience this transformation for themselves and then help the next generation of leaders realize their potential.
WHAT DOES ‘DARE MIGHTY THINGS’ MEAN TO YOU?
It means having a vision, surrounding yourself with great people, then transforming your vision into reality. President Albrecht is doing this at USU. Dean Anderson is driving a vision for the Huntsman School. It is also a rally cry for the Huntsman School alumni community. Specifically, we need our alumni and friends to help raise awareness and funding for the Stephen R. Covey Center for Leadership, and to extend their talented leadership to this worthy cause.