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Fall 2016

Lead With Distinction

A few weeks ago I had the distinct pleasure of spending a day with Dick Motta, a great Aggie who spent a lifetime teaching young men about basketball and life. Motta won at every level of coaching, leading Grace High School to the Idaho state championship, Weber State College to three conference championships, and the NBA Washington Bullets to their only championship, in 1978. He was known as a players’ coach, and his players, including former Utah Jazz head coach Jerry Sloan, were fiercely loyal to him. This from a man who never actually played the game beyond high school.

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Leadership in the Classroom

In September of 2014, Dean Douglas Anderson called me into his office. Inspired by efforts at Boston College, he wanted to create a course that would help students see the field of business in a holistic manner and create a set of expectations for in…

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How I’m Building Huntsman

From snowy walks up Old Main Hill, to thundering basketball games in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, to late night study sessions in the library, I loved my time at Utah State University and the opportunities it offered me. Attending USU opened my eyes…

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2016 Distinguished Executive Alumnus

The idea for HealthEquity, one of the nation’s largest health savings custodians, was germinated in a class at USU during Steve Neeleman’s sophomore year. “I took this class, medical sociology, taught by Reed Geertsen, and it really opened my eyes to…

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