Hall of Fame

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The David Eccles School of Business Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have so distinguished themselves in their careers that their achievements are models for present and future students and are leaders in their communities.  We are honored to add these individuals to our Hall of Fame and are thrilled to announce three new awards to recognize those making an impact in the fields of entrepreneurship, service to the David Eccles School of Business, and a rising star in their industry.

Crystal Maggelet, Chairman and CEO of FJ Management, and Parry Thomas (posthumous), a leading financier of the casino industry in Las Vegas, are the newest members of the Hall of Fame. Maggelet and Thomas join esteemed company in the David Eccles School of Business Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals whose achievements are models for present and future students.

Three new awards will be given for the first time. David Stirling, Founding Executive, Chairman, and CEO of doTerra, will be awarded the Distinguished Entrepreneur Award; James Worthington, CEO of Kneaders Bakery & Café, is the recipient of the Rising Star Award; and Doug Ohlson, Vice President of Sales and Finance of Adcentives West, will receive the Alumni Service Award.

Hall of Fame Inductee: Crystal Maggelet, Chairman and CEO, FJ Management

Crystal Call Maggelet has been the CEO and Chairman of FJ Management Inc. since 2009. In addition she is the Chairperson of the FJ Management’s Board and is a director and Chair of the Audit Committee on the Pilot Flying J Board of Managers and a Director on the Savage Services Board.

Her career began in 1993 when she started a hotel company and opened her first limited service hotel, the Crystal Inn. In 1994 she and her husband founded MacCall Management, L.L.C. to develop and manage hotels.

Crystal holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University. She also completed her college education with a MBA from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. Recently Utah State University awarded Crystal an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Business.

Crystal is actively involved in managing the family’s charitable giving through the FJ Impact Fund which focuses mostly on education and scholarships.

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Hall of Fame Inductee: E. Parry Thomas, Las Vegas Banker and Financier

E. Parry Thomas helped build Nevada as its leading financier during the three decades from 1955 to 1985 when the course of the resort & gaming industry’s future was charted. Nevada luminaries from US Senator Harry Reid to resort hotel mogul Steve Wynn are unanimous in proclaiming that no other Nevadan had a greater impact on Las Vegas during the 60’s and 70’s than Parry Thomas. He has been honored by the American Academy of Achievement as the sole banker responsible for financing the Nevada resort industry over a 20 year period.

Although Parry Thomas entered the gaming industry picture when it was dominated by individuals with colorful if not questionable credentials, he saw the potential for a well-regulated extension of the nation’s tourism & entertainment industry. Parry’s leadership and tireless efforts to change gaming licensing laws to permit gaming resort ownership by publicly traded companies brought essential regulatory oversight to the industry and the scrutiny of Wall Street financing.

Parry’s efforts to build Las Vegas did not stop with his banking endeavors. Thus, not only can we look across the skyline of Las Vegas today and see the results of Parry’s business acumen, we can also note the educational and community organizations he founded and supported.

Parry and his partner, Jerome Mack, were responsible for assembling and personally financing the land which comprises the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas. The Thomas & Mack names are displayed on numerous buildings at UNLV and demonstrate Parry Thomas’ unwavering support of higher education. The United Way, the Salvation Army, the National Council of Christians and Jews and many other charities have Parry to thank for their founding and progress in Las Vegas.

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Distinguished Entrepreneur: David Stirling, Founding Executive, Chairman & CEO – doTERRA International

David Stirling’s leadership as chairman and CEO of doTERRA has resulted in one of the fastest growing and successful companies in the industry. He will tell you this is a result of having an extremely capable and experienced executive team, and great Wellness Advocate leaders. David’s greatest strength lies in his ability to see what can be, inspiring the same vision and confidence in others. He brings a management style that is based on trust and respect, a style which has resulted in consecutive successes throughout his career.

David’s preparation for the role he plays today has included significant management roles for much of the last 20 years. Previous to doTERRA, he chaired the executive management team for a large international company, taking them from financial stress to solid profitability, while tripling revenues in just three and a half years. David’s earlier experience includes a strong background in technology, overseeing global engineering efforts for a billion-dollar multinational company. He holds both a bachelor’s degree and MBA in business. David and his wife, Laurea, have nine children, of whom they are very proud. In the end, he will tell you that “growing people brings the greatest satisfaction.”

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Alumni Service Award: Doug Ohlson, Vice President of Sales and Finance, Adcentives West, Inc.

Douglas Keith Ohlson (Doug) is the Vice President of Sales and Finance for Adcentives West, Inc. Adcentives West is a 37 year old, second generation promotional product company started by his parents Keith and Marilyn Ohlson in June 1979. Doug and his brothers, Dale and David purchased the company from their parents 17 years ago.

Doug was born in Salt Lake City and was raised in Bountiful graduating from Bountiful High School. He attended the University of Utah on a full ride golf scholarship and graduated in August of 1981 with an accounting degree from the David Eccles School of Business.

After graduating from the University of Utah he spent 7 years as a staff accountant at a local CPA firm and then 7 years as the controller for local lumber distributor National Wood Products. Doug joined Adcentives West in May of 1985. He and his brothers have dedicated themselves to the family business and built the company to be one of the largest and most respected family owned promotional products companies in the country.

Doug found great satisfaction at a very young age serving and giving to others. He served for 20 years on the David Eccles School of Business Alumni Board and continues to serve on the golf committee helping raise money for scholarships for business school students.

Doug received the National Philanthropy Day Heart and Hands Award in 2007 presented by the Davis Eccles School of Business.

Doug loves the University of Utah and especially the David Eccles School of Business. One of his proudest achievements was finally having the financial means to endow an accounting scholarship for a female student showing financial need in the name of his parents, Keith and Marilyn Ohlson. Doug has participated in the David Eccles School of Business Smart Start and Connect U Programs and continues to mentor business students any chance he gets.

Doug’s favorite free time activities are travel, riding his Harley, golfing and doing anything with his family and friends. He resides in Kaysville Utah. He is the father of Erik, Anna, and David and has three grandsons. He is engaged to Barbara Pugmire of Smithfield, Utah.

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Rising Star Award: James Worthington, CEO, Kneaders Café & Bakery

James Worthington is the Chief Executive Officer of Kneaders Bakery & Café where his primary responsibilities include the development and management of internal systems including those implemented at the store-level to create efficiencies and processes, as well as customer-facing systems such as online ordering and application development which continue to build brand loyalty. Worthington also manages the brand’s supply chain, building a system which has effectively scaled with and enabled the rapid growth of the company.

Worthington has held many positions throughout the company since it began, including the brand’s first franchisee, opening its third location in Midvale, UT. He was the owner operator at this location until 2007, when he joined the corporate team as CEO. Under his leadership, the brand has experienced a 500 percent growth in restaurant locations.

Worthington earned his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business and Bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University.

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Past Recipients
    2016 Roger Boyer, Founder and Chairman, The Boyer Company
    2015 Todd Pedersen, CEO and Founder, Vivint, Inc.
    2013 Ellis Ivory, Founder, Ivory Homes
    2012 James Lee Sorenson, Entrepreneur
    2011 Robert K. Garff, Chairman, Garff Enterprises
    2009 Barbara Zimonja, President and CEO, Premier Resorts
    2008 Stephen R. Covey, Co-founder and Vice Chairman, Franklin Covey
    2007 Eugene K. England, President, C.R. England, Inc.
    2007 William K. England, Past Chairman, C.R. England, Inc.
    2006 Robert L. Rice, Founder, European Health Spas; President, Rice Industries
    2005 Earl Holding, Owner, Grand American Hotel, Sinclair Oil Company, Sun Valley and Snowbasin
    2005 Leon W. “Pete” Harman, Founder, Harman Management Corporation
    2004 Larry H. Miller, Larry Miller Enterprises
    2003 James L. Sorenson, President, Sorenson Development
    2002 Dr. Rodney H. Brady, President and CEO, Deseret Management
    2001 Pierre lassonde, President, Newmont Mining
    2001 Claudette MacKay-Lassonde, Chairman and CEO, Enghous Systems
    2000 John W. Gallivan, Publisher Emeritus, Salt Lake Tribune
    1999 Ezekiel R. Dumke, Jr., President, Dumke Investments
    1998 Scott S. Parker, Intermountain HealthCare President Emeritus
    1997 Jon M. Huntsman, Sr., Chairman and Founder, Huntsman Corporation
    1996 William H. Child, Chairman and CEO, R.C. Willey
    1995 J. Willard Marriott, Jr., Chairman, President and CEO, Marriott International
    1994 Robert W. Keener, Retired President and CEO, Northwest Pipeline Corporation
    1993 June M. Morris, Former President and CEO, Morris Travel Group
    1992 Kendall D. Garff, Chairman and CEO, Garff Enterprises
    1991 David C. Evans, Founder, Evans and Sutherland
    1990 Joseph Rosenblatt, Former Chairman, Eimco Corporation
    1989 George W. Romney, Governor, Michigan
    1988 Richard L. Warner, Former Chairman, Rick Warner Enterprises
    1988 Spencer F. Eccles, Chairman Emeritus, Wells Fargo Intermountain Banking