The Gustavson School of Business celebrates 25 Alumni to Watch

The Peter B. Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria unveiled their list of 25 Alumni to Watch on World Gustavson Day, a global celebration that took place simultaneously in at least 25 cities on four continents on Thursday, June 11, 2015.

The 25 Alumni to Watch were shortlisted from more than 100 nominations by a panel of judges from Gustavson. From the names submitted, alumni were selected based on four criteria: having a global mindset and international perspective; being creative and innovative risk-takers; being committed to sustainability and social responsibility; and being an inspiration that motivates others as a role model and a leader in their professional and community endeavours.

“In 25 years, the Gustavson School of Business has produced thousands of graduates, many of whom have achieved tremendous success in their fields, including the energy, non-profit, finance, and government sectors,” said Dr. Saul Klein, Dean of the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business. “While we easily could have generated a list of 250 Alumni to Watch, our team worked diligently to select this extraordinary group of 25 alumni in celebration of our 25th birthday. Our heartfelt congratulations to each of these remarkable alumni.”

Gustavson School of Business 25 Alumni to Watch Award recipients:

  • Wyle Baoween – Project Manager, Business Solutions & Technology, Seaspan ULC
  • Janet Bonaguro – Founder, Thinkspace Performance 
  • Paul Chaddock – VP, CFO, Partner, Finest At Sea 
  • Bennett Coles – Founder, Promontory Press 
  • Kim Cope – Founder, Early Entrepreneurs
  • Jill Earthy – Director, BC & Yukon Chapter, Futurpreneur Canada 
  • Andrew Hall – Co-founder, Mealshare 
  • Jeffrey Harris – Global Alliance Director, Oracle Corporation 
  • Shelby Hejjas – Manager of Business Development & Partnerships, CLIO 
  • Derek Juno – VP Business Development, Mealshare 
  • Maya Kanigan – President & Founder, Women in Leadership Foundation 
  • Paul King – Account Executive, Fuels & Lubricants, Imperial Oil Ltd.
  • Christian Kittleson – Assistant Deputy Minister for First Nations Negotiations, Gov. of BC 
  • Goldie Luong – Director, Special Projects, Vancouver Coastal Health 
  • Jennifer MacKenzie – Chief Operating Officer, Richmond Health Care 
  • Daniel McCombe – Global Subsidiaries Controller, Airbus Group 
  • Tim Morris – Independent Consultant 
  • Chantal Schauch – Consultant, Junxion Strategy
  • Mike Schauch – Partner, Sjostedt & Schauch 
  • Greg Smith – CEO, Anthem United Inc. 
  • Michael B. Smith – Director of Finance, Mark Anthony Group 
  • Michaela Tokarski – Founder, Creekside Communications 
  • Daniela Vcislo –  Department of Safeguards, International Atomic Energy Agency 
  • Sybil Verch – Senior VP, Western Regional Manager, Raymond James Ltd. 
  • Jane Zhu – Owner, DragonPass 

Biographies of all the 25 Alumni to Watch can be found here: http://www.uvic.ca/gustavson/faculty/alumni/index.php                                                

Contact: Moira Dann, Gustavson Communications & Public Relations Officer  bizcomm@uvic.ca