Winners

Learn more about 2016 individual winners

  • Erica Phillips, Social Enterprise Initiative:

    Erica works in the Social Enterprise Initiative academic center and was nominated by co-workers, colleagues from outside her department and faculty members throughout Booth. Among her many projects, Erica spearheads SEI’s nonprofit board service programs including the annual On Board conference on nonprofit board service, Alumni Board Connect, and Board Fellows. These programs empower Booth alumni, students and staff to get engaged with the important role of governing a nonprofit board and have brought many alumni into the Chicago Booth fold.

    “It seems Erica exhibits all of the Booth staff values, but, in particular, she embodies EXCELLENCE. Everyone who works with her sees how committed she is to producing the highest quality results on every project.”

  • Adam Deslauriers, Center for Research in Security Prices:

    Adam is a promising Systems and Security Administrator within our CRSP center and was nominated by several of his colleagues outside and within his department. “Without Adam's drive toward excellence, we surly would have missed deadlines with Vanguard on several occasions over the last few years. Adam demonstrates Respect and Integrity in all his duties. He is truly a team player always willing to help others both on our team and other teams whenever he can.”

    “Adam is extremely talented. He has shown integrity by being responsible and always respective of co-workers and I believe that he is a vital asset to the team, department and Booth as a whole. He always goes the extra mile!”

  • Joe Wilkinson, Conference Center:

    Joe Wilkinson, Senior Associate Director at the Conference Center, is a long time Booth employee who received nominations from his colleagues as well as several staff outside his department. One of his nominators said “Joe has the difficult job of balancing outside requests for space at Gleacher with internal demands from Booth staff. Somehow he always seems to make it work. There have been times when no space was available, but he ‘kept at it’ until something worked out. I admire his creativity!”

  • Jasmine Kwong, Center for Decision Research:

    As the Lab Manager for the Center for Decision Research she coordinates all of the operations involved in conducting behavioral science research such as creating questionnaires and stimulus materials for experiments, recruiting participants, running experimental sessions, entering data, hiring research assistants, training research assistants, organizing meetings with graduate students and postdocs, hiring research staff, and managing faculty research funding.

    “Over the years, whenever any kind of issue has arisen, Jasmine has responded immediately and with great professionalism. She takes responsibility and shows herself to be an excellent leader. In my view, Jasmine demonstrates to the highest degree the Booth School’s core values of respect, excellence and integrity. She has been the face of the Booth School in our institution and she has done an exceptional job.”

Learn more about 2016 team winners

  • Aaron Trent, Chelsea Hoffman, Christina Le – Strategic Initiatives

    This team was formed only a few years ago with a single mission, but have since expanded their work to provide key analysis and insight for faculty, staff and the dean’s office. They oversee the school's involvement in the MBA rankings, manage the surveying of all MBA graduates in order to assess and improve the student experience, and advance the work of faculty committees. They have been invaluable in working on key projects.

    “This team is a great representative of Booth values. Led by Aaron, they are a strong team of analytical thinkers who provide insight and a disciplined approach to problem solving. Despite the overwhelming demands on this team’s time from many directions, they are committed to meeting every request … they work patiently with each requestor to understand the issue in need of analysis so they can use the proper approach to data collection. The resulting analysis empowers Booth for greater success.”

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