UA DEGREES: BA, business administration; MA, accounting
CAREER: Director of risk management, property management and construction company
"Most of my closest friends I met in school. I lived in Arizona/Sonora dorm as a freshman. On the first day after my parents dropped me off, there was some kind of mixer, and I went with this one guy who lived across the hall from me. I went to get him a soda at one point and when I came back, he wasn’t there. I thought, 'This guy’s a piece of work.' But throughout that year we became really close friends. I buried the hatchet, I guess. Since 2004, he and I have talked just about every week. Those friendships from the UA continue to be something I cherish."