College of Business Administration and Graduate School of Management Award Recipients
Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award
MICHAEL J. VAN HANDEL, BUS AD '81
Named America’s Best CFO for Business and Professional Services by Institutional Investor for eight years running, Mike flexes his knowhow as executive vice president and chief financial officer of ManpowerGroup.
Professional Achievement Award
CHRISTOPHER J. SWIFT, BUS AD '83
New Canaan, Conn.
Lesser men employ strategy to win at chess. Chris’ entire career is founded on strategy. He’s executive vice president and CFO for the Hartford Financial Services Group and heads its new Strategic Initiatives Office, which aligns and integrates strategy with investment.
NANCY HERNANDEZ, GRAD '02
Before founding ABRAZO Multicultural Marketing & Communications, Nancy logged nearly a decade of key industry experience in hospitality operations and special event marketing with Hilton Hotels and the Kohler Corp.
KEVIN P. BOUDREAU, BUS AD '86
Kevin makes active sound like an understatement. Heavily involved with Marquette’s Phoenix Club and the Blue & Gold Fund, he’s also president of Gilbert’s Water Resources Municipal Property Corp., lectures for marriage preparation weekends and referees youth soccer — all while juggling schedules for his six kids.
Young Alumnus of the Year Award
TODD C. THIEL, GRAD '92
Having earned an M.B.A. in one year, this young alumnus makes the most of time — and money. Todd is president and CEO of a private investment firm that quietly places capital with innovative companies, leading or reshaping their industries.
Friend of the College Award
ANDREW N. NUNEMAKER
A big fish no matter the pond’s size, Andy is an involved member of the Milwaukee community and avid supporter of the arts, as well as Marquette’s Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship. He’s also a mentor and Golden Angels Network member.