February 2013

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Stories of Excellence: “Come with me.”

by Heather Hughes on February 27, 2013

David LeCheminant DSW was a sink or swim environment. It would have been easy to get overwhelmed. Gratefully, Dave LeCheminant took me under his wing. I had met Dave through my work at United Way where he served as a volunteer. Now, here he was, the savviest Account Executive at DSW, willing to help me! […]


Darrell Smith I finally got my big break: a job at Dahlin Smith White Advertising (DSW). Once out of graduate school, I came home to the mountains of Salt Lake. I already knew that DSW was where I wanted to work. The agency worked for Intel, in fact, they were about to make Intel Inside® […]


Stories of Excellence: “Planning for R.O.I.”

by Heather Hughes on February 20, 2013

Dr. John Murphy Professor John Murphy gave me the book “Planning for R.O.I.” after completion of my internship with DDB Needham Worldwide Inc. His recommendation got me that job; his patience and generosity helped me graduate. Dr. Murphy served as my thesis advisor. When I hit a serious bump in the road and freaked out, […]


Stories of Excellence: “Here’s why.”

February 19, 2013

LeAnn Mason This story of excellence is about an executive from my graduate school days. Her name is LeAnn Mason. LeAnn was a successful professional working in the world I wanted to be in – advertising. The Account Supervisor for GTE Telecommunications in DDB Needham’s Dallas office, she came from the account side at Siemens. […]

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Stories of Excellence: “Thanks, SS”

February 15, 2013

Susan Schroader My first serious job in college (although I thought of them all as serious) was at Parker Research Associates, working for Susan Schroader. I had the esteemed title of data collection manager. We worked in a real office and I had a real desk facing the front door. Susan managed the business and […]

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