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Oct 12, 2017 | Alumni, Awards, News

Baker alumni receive Ingram’s recognition

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Lauren Everett, ’16, Emily Gibson, ’11, Chris Giuliani, ’05, Scott Hughes, ’03, and Gordon Lansford, ’93, are among the Baker University alumni recently featured on Ingram’s magazine’s distinction lists.

Everett and Gibson were selected as honorees of Ingram’s 10th class of “20 in Their Twenties.” Employed as a benefits consultant at Bukaty Companies—an employee benefits and brokerage firm—Gibson is also a member of Baker’s Athletic Hall of Fame for her contributions as a center on the basketball team, and she serves on the Baker Alumni Advisory Council. Everett completed her Master of Business Administration last year while working full time at ECCO Select. After graduation, Everett transitioned from an account manager into a client development executive role. Since assuming the new job title, Everett has earned more than $3 million in sales and a second promotion in addition to placing more than 40 people in new jobs via ECCO’s staffing placement services.

Hughes was named to the magazine’s “40 Under Forty” list for his work as a partner at accounting firm KPMG, on the board of Kansas City Public Television, and on the steering committee for the United Way’s Young Leaders Society. During his time at Baker, Hughes played roles in the men’s soccer program, track and field program, and Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, while earning degrees in accounting and business finance with a Spanish minor.

Giuliani and Lansford were both named to the Ingram’s 250, a list of the most powerful business leaders in the greater Kansas City metro area. Lansford is the CEO of JE Dunn Construction and serves as the chairman of Baker’s Board of Trustees. Giuliani serves as the CEO of Spring Venture Group, which helps consumers navigate Medicare and Medicare supplement insurance.

“Each of these individuals is a shining star in their respective field,” Baker University President Lynne Murray said. “At Baker, we strive to build high achievers and lifelong learners who continue to enhance their strengths after graduation, and these five alumni continue to set the bar high for their peers.”

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