Business Leader of the Year

UAF Photo by JR AnchetaSteve Lundgren is the 2017 Business Leader of the Year Award!
SOM honored him at a dinner and award ceremony on Saturday, April 15, 2017.
Recipients are selected by a committee of UAF School of Management students, faculty, advisory board members and former recipients based on merits of leadership, business accomplishments, community involvement and educational support.
UAF Photo by JR Ancheta

Photos from the Event

Thank You!

On April 15th, more than 400 Fairbanks community leaders, faculty, and students came together to support SOM students at the 2017 Business Leader of the Year. The sold-out, Monopoly-themed event honored Steve Lundgren, President/CEO of Denali State Bank. Thanks to the generous commitment of the individuals and our sponsors, we raised more than $36,000!

To view photos and videos from the event, click the links below:

Download the Business Leader of the Year Program.

Steve Lundgren

Steve Lundgren is president and CEO of Denali State Bank, a locally owned community bank. Lundgren’s career in the financial services industry is a success story spanning more than three decades, during which he has served the Fairbanks business community as an advisor, mentor and influencer. He is nationally recognized for his leadership.

An ardent proponent of education, Lundgren serves on the UAF Advocacy Committee. He has a long history of supporting the military, and in 2000 he was awarded the Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce Jim Messer Award for championing military and community relationships.

Steve Lundgren's Full Bio

Ticket Sales

Ticket sales for this event benefit School of Management Student Organizations.

You may always make a donation to the UAF School of Management.

For questions, contact Tammy Tragis-McCook at (907) 474-7042 or

Student Sign-Up

Volunteering earns students a ticket to the event. Student sign-up is not yet open for the 2018 event.

Committee Chair Reports

BLOY Committee Chairs submit weekly reports using an online form. Reports are not yet open for the 2018 event.

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