Michael K. Simpson has been a senior consultant and executive coach for FranklinCovey since 1987. Simpson concurrently serves as a managing partner for eBusiness Advisory & Consulting Services. He received an MOB from Columbia University in New York City. BA: international relations, 1992.
Patrick M. Rose
Patrick M. Rose is the president and owner of 1st Choice Pilot Car Service LLC, which offers lead, chase, and high-pole services for oversized transportation across the United States. Rose received a TESOL certificate from the International TESOL College in 2006. BA: Latin American studies, 2002.
Matt Krebs has been executive director of the Japan Society of Boston since 2016. Krebs previously served as research analyst in the communications technology sector at KelCor. He received an MA from the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce in 2005 and is currently completing his PhD at the University of Kentucky. BA: international studies, 2004.
Leanna Dellenbach Escobar
Leanna Dellenbach Escobar is a technical writer at Phynd Technologies. Escobar previously taught Spanish at the GLOBE Academy in Atlanta with a focus on international education and program management. She served in the Paraguay Asunción North Mission from 2005 to 2007 and received an MS in international policy management from Kennesaw State University. BA: international studies; minor: Latin American studies, 2005.
Adeline Zensius Lambert
Adeline Zensius Lambert recently transitioned from working in product development and data analytics at FRDM to overseeing product operations at Gusto. Lambert previously served as a child-
labor program officer for the International Labor Rights Forum, implementing advocacy plans and conducting labor rights research. She received an MPP from Georgetown University. BA: international relations, 2009.
Steven D. Wrigley
Steven Dee Wrigley is the founder and president of Global Outreach Alliance and also serves as director of Chrysalis Inc. Wrigley empowers communities by promoting self-reliance through education, mentoring, and sustainable development solutions. BA: Asian studies, 2010.
Jeffrey P. Crossley
Jeffrey P. Crossley is a Church history specialist in Salt Lake City for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Crossley focuses on the Caribbean, Central America, and Mexico. He served a mission in Guatemala from 2001 to 2003. BA: international relations, 2013.
William T. Snider
William T. Snider is director of systems and processes at DFPG Investments in Sandy, Utah. Snider is responsible for managing projects within the industry and negotiating strategic relationships with partners such as TD Ameritrade and Charles Schwab. Before his exposure to the financial services industry, Snider performed threat analysis as an intelligence analyst in the military. BA: international relations, 2013.
Christian S. Maynes
Christian S. Maynes recently transitioned from his associate position at Gemini Investors in Massachusetts to acting manager of assessment management and real estate development at ICO Capital in Salt Lake City. BA: Arabic/Middle East studies, 2013.
Chelsea E. Ashton
Chelsea E. Ashton serves as senior analyst at Goldman Sachs in Salt Lake City, Utah. Ashton previously worked in international business development at PenBlade for two years. She specializes in quantitative and qualitative analysis, economic development, political science, and economics. BA: international relations, 2014.
Brooke Zollinger Murphy
Brooke Zollinger Murphy is a researcher for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and previously served as an office manager for HELP International in Provo, Utah. Murphy received an MPA from BYU in 2017. BA: international relations, 2014.
Hannah F. Barton
Hannh F. Barton has been a compliance analyst for Goldman Sachs in Salt Lake City since 2016. Barton previously worked as an intern for the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism. BA: international relations, 2015.
William O. Perry IV
In October 2018, the Kennedy Center’s Alumni Achievement Award winner William “Bill” O. Perry IV presented a lecture, “Trump’s Trade Wars: How Tariffs Are Taxing Our Domestic Markets.” Perry works at Perry Homes and is vice president of the Utah Property Rights Coalition, a nonprofit advocacy group. He has previously worked as a corporate attorney at Dechert LLP in Pennsylvania, served under Utah governor Jon Huntsman as a member of the Utah Land Use and Eminent Domain Advisory Board, served on the Utah Commission on Civic and Character Education, and worked as a real estate commissioner. After receiving a BA in international relations, Perry graduated cum laude with a JD from BYU. As busy as he is, Perry has not forgotten his alma mater and works as an adjunct faculty member for the Kennedy Center teaching a course on the United Nations. He and his wife, Kacey, are the parents of four children.
Watch Perry’s lecture online at kennedy.byu.edu/events/trumps-trade-wars.
Al Landeche has been a business process analyst at Goodman Manufacturing since 2005. BA: international relations; minor: management, 2000
Olli-Pekka Nissinen is managing director of Kullo Golf Club and sole trader in management and media relations at Tmi Olli-Pekka Nissinen in Helsinki, Finland. Nissinen received a JET specialist degree in sports management from the Haaga-Helia School of Applied Sciences, Vierumäki campus, and an MA in intercultural encounters from the University of Helsinki. BA: international relations; minor: European studies; emphasis: international law and diplomacy, 2001
David S. Lee
David S. Lee has been a senior lecturer at the University of Hong Kong since 2015. Lee received a JD from the University of California, Los Angeles, and an MA with emphases in Eastern Asian studies, economic development, and North/South Korea from Harvard University. He also received an MS in organizational and social psychology from the London School of Economics and Political Science. BAs: international politics and Asian studies; minor: Korean, 2002