Every year as part of graduation ceremonies, the David Eccles School of Business recognizes alumni who have made significant contributions to the business community and who have also distinguished themselves during their careers.
Alumni who are considered for recognition as distinguished alumni are leaders in their field of profession, demonstrate a commitment to their community or have made an impact on the education at the school. Every year countless alumni are considered, with the recipients of the award being selected by the dean of the business school.
Distinguished alumni are honored at the annual commencement exercises during the business school's convocation. This year two former students have been selected as distinguished alumni for various contributions. This years inductess are Clark David Ivory and Robert Scott Marquardt.
About the Distiguished Alumni:
Clark David Ivory
University of Utah BA, Phi Beta Kappa and Magna cum Laude '88
MBA Harvard Business School '92.
Clark started working for his father at Ivory Homes in 1987. He became Area Manager over Salt Lake and Utah counties in 1992. Over the years, Clark's responsibilities expanded and in January 2000, he was named CEO. Ivory Homes is currently the largest housing developer in Utah.
Appointed as a director of the Salt Lake Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco in 2005, he currently serves as the Chairman of the Salt Lake Branch Board. He is also the Chairman of the CEO Roundtable and sits on the Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee. A current member of the Task Force for Immigration Reform, he has also served as the Chairman for the Board of Governors from 2005-2006. He is currently Co-Chairman of the United Way's Affordable Housing Task Force and is part of the Financial Stability Council. He served seven years on the Olene Walker Trust Fund Board. Under Clark's leadership, Ivory Homes has forged partnerships with Catholic Community Services, Utah Food Bank, Volunteers of America, The Road Home and Globus Relief.
An ongoing supporter of the University of Utah, he serves on the school's Board of Trustees. He is the Co-Chair of the Ivory-Boyer Real Estate Center at the David Eccles School of Business and also serves on the business school's National Advisory Board.
Robert Scott Marquardt
University of Utah BS '80, MBA '83, JD '83.
Bob is the President and CEO of Management & Training Corporation (MTC) in Centerville, Utah. MTC contracts with governments to operate job-training programs, correctional facilities, correctional health care services and workforce development programs in 25 states and internationally. MTC is the United States Department of Labor's largest contractor, with more than 9800 employees and serves more than 27,000 people on a daily basis, with its primary emphasis being the preparation of young adults for success in the workplace.
An avid leader in the community Bob has held positions with the National Job Corps Association and the Association of Private Corrections and Treatment Organizations. He is also a member of the Salt Lake Community Board of Wells Fargo Bank. His previous public service experience includes chairing the Utah chapter of the Young Presidents' Organization as well as membership on Governor Mike Leavitt's transition team, the Utah Legislature Compensation Commission, the Applied Technology Education Public Awareness Task Force of Utah; and the board of directors of Utah Easter Seals and the United Way.
A supporter of higher education, he is a member of the Utah Board of Regents and serves as the chair of the National Advisory Board for the David Eccles School of Business and is also the chair of the board of trustees for Rowland Hall St. Marks School in Salt Lake City. He served on the Board of Trustees for Weber State University from 1996 to 2003 and chaired the board starting in 1999. He is currently a member of Weber's National Advisory Council.