Marriott Alumni Magazine

Winter 2019

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16 9 4 Contents | winter 2019 Plus . . . 9 inside the classroom Do Good Better 16 by the numbers The Age of Change 22 school news 27 alumni news Cover photo by Bradley Slade 10 Features 4 For the love oF the sport Even after eighteen years working at Nike, Michael Hansen is still amazed by where he goes and what he does as senior director of global sports marketing. Turning his lifelong passion for sports into a dream job didn't happen without effort and deliberation as the 1983 MBA alum followed his own playbook for prioritizing faith and family. 10 the trek oF smartphone tech Mapping out the travels of an iPhone as it's being produced piece by piece takes thousands of steps. Each move plays an integral part in getting the right items from the right suppliers in the right time to the right place. An efficient global supply chain makes the journey of a smartphone possible—and a little bit magical. 18 "i have come home" Noting that she "quite literally grew up on campus," BYU Marriott's new dean, Brigitte C. Madrian, feels excitement and a profound sense of love and responsibility for the faculty, staff, and especially the students at one of the top business schools in the country. As she begins her tenure, the former Harvard profes- sor observes a unity of purpose that is unique at BYU Marriott. "I look forward to . . . con- tributing all I can and all I have to furthering the mission and purpose of BYU Marriott." 3 winter 2019

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