Huntsman Grads Honored
By Tonya Davis, Director of Employer Relations
Several Huntsman School of Business alumni were recently honored by Utah State University for their personal and professional accomplishments as well as their commitment the University and the community.
Clark and Jennifer Whitworth were honored during October’s Homecoming festivities as Utah State’s Alumni of the Year. Clark and Jennifer met at USU while he was studying Accounting and she was studying Business Administration. Clark graduated from USU with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and moved to New Orleans to begin his career with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Co. He later moved his family back to Utah and has built his career working with the Larry H. Miller group, of which he was named the Chief Executive Officer last spring. Clark has served on the boards of several charities and is involved with multiple community organizations. In addition to being a full-time mom, Jennifer actively serves in her community and works with several nonprofit organizations. Clark and Jennifer are the parents of five, including two sons who are graduates of the Huntsman School and a daughter who earned a degree in Dietetics at Utah State. They are also the proud grandparents of five future Aggies and counting.
Brady Murray and his wife Andrea were also honored during Homecoming as the Young Alumni of the Year. Brady graduated from the Huntsman School in 2005 with a degree in Accounting and has since built a successful career as a certified financial planner. He is currently the President of MassMutual Intermountain West. He has been a member of the Huntsman School National Advisory Board since 2009 and visits campus often to speak to and mentor students. Andrea received her bachelor’s in Exercise Science in 2003 and happily spends her time raising their four young children. Brady and Andrea strongly believe in the importance of improving the lives of others. Since the birth of their son Nash, who has Down syndrome, both Brady and Andrea have become deeply involved in the Down syndrome community. The nonprofit organization they founded, RODS (Racing for Orphans with Down Syndrome), was featured in the Fall 2015 Huntsman Alumni Magazine. The Murrays started giving back to Utah State upon graduating and have given every year since. Their gifts have grown into an endowed scholarship supporting Huntsman students.
Huntsman alumna Suzanne Pierce-Moore and her husband David Moore were recently honored with the Spirit of Old Main Award by the Old Main Society. This award is given to those who show tremendous generosity, selfless service and dedication in the spirit upon which Utah State was founded. Suzanne received her degree in Personnel and Industrial Relations in 1980 from USU and went on to earn a degree in Human Resources Economics from the University of Utah in 1981. Suzanne’s work in the for-profit sector includes roles at Hercules, Inc., Gould, Inc., The Southland Corporation, and Nine Mile LLC. Both Suzanne and David generously give of their time and resources in support of Utah State University. Suzanne has served as a member of the National Advisory Board for the Huntsman School, the USU Board of Trustees with a term as board chair, the USU Foundation Board and currently serves on the Community Board for USU Women’s Center. David has served as President of the Alumni Association, Chair of the Foundation Board, member of the National Advisory Board for Aggie Athletics, and member of the Board of Trustees. In addition, the Moores have financially supported a number of scholarships and programs at Utah State and frequently make time interact with students.
Each of these outstanding individuals is an example of the hard work, success, and humility that characterizes students and alumni of the Huntsman School of Business. We are proud to honor their contributions to Utah State and the world.