Stay Connected

The BYU Marriott MPA program has close to 4,000 alumni scattered throughout the globe. You can see how far-reaching the program is by viewing the MPA program’s alumni map.

We are inspired by your accomplishments and want to share them with future and current students, faculty, and employers. When something interesting (not just job related) occurs in your life, or in the life of an alum you know, don’t be shy, share your good news with Vicki Okerlund, MPA Alumni Relations Manager. Who knows, you may end up being featured on our website!

There are many ways to connect with the BYU Marriott MPA program. Choose one or more of the following:

MPA Recurring Alumni Events

Annual Day of Service: Every year in either late March or early April, the Romney Institute of Public Service and Ethics hosts a Day of Service. Alumni and students gather for the morning to participate in community projects like planting trees or cleaning parks and river trails. After the service project, box lunches are served, allowing time for students and alumni to connect and share experiences.

Alumni Fireside: Join us the third Monday in August from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. for our annual alumni panel fireside. This is a chance to listen to panelists, interact with students and other alumni, and grow intellectually and spiritually. Past topics have included leadership, ethics, and finding your calling. Watch for your invitation via email in June. For those of you who can’t attend in person, we will record the fireside and send the link to you a week or two after.

LinkedIn Group

The official BYU Marriott MPA George W. Romney Institute of Public Service & Ethics LinkedIn group is used exclusively by our current students and alumni. Here you can find professional development tips and job opportunities. It allows our alums to connect through networking, sharing experiences and ideas, giving advice, etc. It is a great way to stay informed and involved!

Our group is a closed group. If you are not already a member and wish to join, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Visit the group page.
  2. If you are not already pre-approved, follow the simple instructions to join.
  3. Wait to receive a LinkedIn notification after your request has been vetted to ensure you are an alum.
  4. Accept the notification.

Social Media

The BYU Marriott MPA is also on other social media networks. You can keep up with the program and its faculty, alumni, and students on the following platforms:

Alumni Directories

LinkedIn Alumni Directory Our students and alumni are encouraged to include their BYU Marriott MPA degree in the education section of their personal profiles. Doing so not only increases the visibility of BYU Marriott’s MPA program, but it includes students and alumni in the BYU Marriott School of Business LinkedIn alumni database, a powerful tool for networking and keeping up with other alumni.

The BYU Marriott alumni directory is an excellent resource for everything from looking up former classmates to seeing which fellow alumni work in a specific area. To search, follow these steps:

  1. Login to your BYU account. If you don’t remember your BYU account, click on the “Don’t have an account?” link under the “Sign In” button and follow the instructions for finding your account.
  2. After signing in, click on “I agree to these terms” and read and accept the terms of the agreement.
  3. Go to the Education section and type “Public Administration” in the Degrees field and select all three options to ensure all fifty-five years of MPA alumni are found.
  4. Select Master’s in the Degree Type field.
  5. To search for a specific location, use the Address section to enter in a city and/or state.

Class Representatives

The Romney Institute appoints a class representative from each graduated MPA, EMPA, and MHA class to serve on the Romney Institute Alumni Board. Class representatives are the primary contact for their classmates to receive information about the Romney Institute and for the Romney Institute to connect with graduates. The purpose of class representatives is to facilitate more interaction with alumni of the program.

Listed below by program and year are the names of the current class representatives serving. To learn more about your representative, click on their name. To contact your representative directly or if you don’t see a representative for your class, contact Vicki Okerlund.

MPA

MPA 2020 Halee Rogers

MPA 2019 Katie Olson

MPA 2018 Jordan Johnston

MPA 2017 Erika Lee

MPA 2016 Samantha Thee

MPA 2015 Tyler Terry

MPA 2014 Heidi Furness

MPA 2013 Lynsey Stock

MPA 2012 Andrew Nelson

MPA 2011 Chance Basinger

MPA 2010 Alison Cundiff

MPA 2009 Bill Dalebout

MPA 2008 Brenn Bybee

MPA 2007 Tawna Fowler

MPA 2006 Jay Baughman

MPA 2005 Chauma Jansen

MPA 2004 Andrea Hales

MPA 2003 Spencer Kyle

MPA 2002 Jennifer Soliai

MPA 2001 Rex Billings

MPA 2000 Molly McCall

MPA 1999 Emily Eyre

MPA 1998 Darren Marshall

MPA 1997 Scott Trainor

MPA 1996 Jamie Davidson

MPA 1995 Troy Groll

MPA 1994 Bryan Montgomery

MPA 1993 Jenifer Gilliland

MPA 1992 Wayne Pyle

MPA 1991 Kent Streuling

MPA 1990 Alan Christensen

MPA 1989 Raymond Quain

MPA 1988 Michael Allen

MPA 1987 Dave Millheim

MPA 1986 Jeff LeSueur

MPA 1985 None

MPA 1984 Mark Mitton

MPA 1983 Christopher Miasnik

MPA 1982 Vance Fager

MPA 1981 Morgan Busch

MPA 1980 Doral Vance

MPA 1979 Mary Wintch

MPA 1978 Thomas Perry

MPA 1977 Jeff Killian

MPA 1976 Dave Rabiger

MPA 1975 Dave Harman

MPA 1974 Doug Brunnette

MPA 1973 Michael Turner

MPA 1972 John Darrington

MPA 1971 Ruth Ann Jefferies

MPA 1970 Allen Short

MPA 1969 Roy Barraclough

MHA

MHA 1987–9 Brad LeBaron

MHA 1985–6 Kelly Wing

EMPA

EMPA 2020 Dane Larsen

EMPA 2019 Jenifer Greenwood

EMPA 2018 Marc Ellison

EMPA 2017 Gabriel Chard

EMPA 2016 Cindy Glad

EMPA 2015 Jenny Uyema

EMPA 2014 Mark Lamoreaux

EMPA 2013 Justin Weiss

EMPA 2012 Valerie Meade

EMPA 2011 Julie Radle

EMPA 2010 Chet Loftis

EMPA 2009 Brooke Anderson

EMPA 2008 Mike Johanson

EMPA 2007 Karen Bryce

EMPA 2006 Ron Gardner

EMPA 2005 Michael Fazio

EMPA 2004 Kena Mathews

EMPA 2003 None

EMPA 2002 Ling James

EMPA 2001 None

EMPA 2000 Nate Leishman

EMPA 1999 David Pack

EMPA 1998 None

EMPA 1997 Laura Kaloi

EMPA 1996 Debby Lauret

EMPA 1995 Steve Sorenson

EMPA 1994 None

EMPA 1993 Greg Pyper

EMPA 1992 Kathryn McGregor

EMPA 1991 Kent Cravens

EMPA 1990 Sam Hanson

EMPA 1989 Mark Whittaker

EMPA 1988 None

Update Your Info

To update your personal information, click here or call the BYU Alumni office at 1-800-437-4663. Note that updates can take up to one week to appear in the directories.