Business Leader of the Year


Save the date for the Business Leader of the Year award ceremony and banquet! This year's event is on Saturday, April 7, 2018.

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.

See a list of all the previous recipients of the award.

Ticket Sales

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

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

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

2017 Event

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.

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

Download the 2017 Business Leader of the Year Program.

UAF Photo by JR Ancheta

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

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