Business Leader of the Year


You are invited to submit nominations for the 2018 Business Leader of the Year Award. The submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, December 3, 2017. 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.

Student Committee Sign-Up

Students! Sign up to Chair a BLOY Committee for 2018. The deadline to apply for a BLOY Committee Chair is 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, December 3, 2017.

Fill out the Application online!

The BLOY Committee Chair positions are:
BLOY Co-Chairs (2)
     Team A: Ticket Sales, Door Prizes and Volunteers
     Team B: Marketing, Social Media and Decorations
Ticket Sales Co-Chairs (2)
Door Prize Chair
Marketing Specialist Chair
Decorations Co-Chairs (2)
Volunteer Chair
Social Media Specialist Chair

Ticket Sales

Tickets for the 2018 event will go on sale later in the fall. 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

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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