Marriott Alumni Magazine

Fall 2018

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Alumni News MANAgEMENT SoCiETY Salt Lake Celebrates Silver Jubilee The Salt Lake Chapter celebrated twenty- five years of recognizing moral and ethical community leaders while raising funds for students in need during its annual Distinguished Utahn Award Gala, held 7 June. More than three hundred people attended the event, where over $100,000 was raised by business sponsors and attendees. All funds are awarded as need-based scholarships for local high school seniors, who qualify through their academic achievements and com- munity service. "This year we awarded forty-two scholarships to high school students to attend college," said chapter president and BYU alum Y. Andrew Wan, who graduated with a master's in professional accountancy in 2007. "These students are exceptional, and the chapter is honored to be able to assist young people like this further their education and then, in turn, go out and make a difference in their com- munities." The students will all be attend- ing universities and colleges in Utah. The chapter presented the Distin- guished Utahn Award to Gary L. Critten- den, who is currently serving as managing director of the Church's Missionary Department, where he oversees the operational activities of approximately 70,000 missionaries who are serving around the world. Prior to accepting that assignment in 2017, Crittenden worked at HGGC, a California-based middle-market private equity firm, where he served as managing director, chair, and then CEO. Crittenden remains an executive director of HGGC and serves on numerous boards. To mark the silver jubilee, several past award winners also attended the gala alongside President Dallin H. Oaks and Elders David A. Bednar and Neil L. Andersen. Val Hale, executive director of the Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development, was also in attendance. CLASS NoTES 1975 Gregory Andrew graduated with a BS in management and minors in business composite and Italian in 1975. He first took a job at Empire Real Estate in Salt Lake City, where he gained knowledge of the real estate industry. In 1978 he started his own business, Andrew Corporate Realty, and for more than forty years, Andrew has been helping clients in Utah and Cache Counties buy and sell their homes. Owning his own business has also provided flexibility so he can spend time with his family. Andrew and his wife, Gwen, had been married for twenty-eight years when she passed away in 2004. A few years later, he met his current wife, Julie. The couple married in 2008 and served an LDS mission in Rome in 2013. They both served missions in Italy as young adults, and their language fluency enabled them to better serve the people. The couple has nine children and sixteen grandchildren and lives in Providence, Utah. 1982 Steve Barnes landed a job at Parker Hannifin because of his ability to speak Spanish. Thirty-four years later, he's still at the motion and control technology company. He has served in a variety of positions over the years, including division marketing manager and supply chain planner. Currently he is the vice president of operations and the integration leader and is overseeing the billion-dollar acquisi- tion of CLARCOR. In his career, Barnes has also had the opportunity to serve as a mentor, encouraging and guiding many employees toward success. He got his start in the business world while a student at BYU, where he graduated with a BS in marketing. In 2009, Barnes completed the advanced management program at Harvard Business School. Barnes and his wife, Shelly, live in Heber City, Utah. The couple has four children—who all served Spanish-speaking LDS missions—and two grandchildren. Barnes enjoys golfing, fish- ing, and serving in the Church. 2002 Jim Carlson was born into a family anchored in the real estate industry. After graduat- ing with a degree in management with an emphasis in entrepreneurship, Carlson decided to follow in his family members' footsteps and earn his real estate license. He worked for two different property management firms before opening his own company, One Stop Property Management, in 2011. As a real estate broker, Carlson provides residential leas- ing and property management services to landlords and tenants in Kansas City, Missouri. Owning his own business enables Carlson to support his family while pursuing his hobbies and serving in the Church. He also serves as the 2018 president of the Heart of America chapter for the National Association of Residential Property Managers. Carlson enjoys being outdoors, investing in real estate, and volunteering with his local Scout troop. He and his wife, Marissa, have four children. 42 MARRIOTT

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