We are pleased to announce the return of the chapter's marquee annual event:
BYU Management Society D.C. Chapter Annual Gala Dinner
Saturday, May 7th from 6:00-9:00pm
Crystal Gateway Marriott
Tickets are $75 each and include a networking reception and dinner.
Proceeds benefit the BYU Management Society D.C. Chapter Scholarship Fund
Each year, we recognize an individual who has demonstrated outstanding Moral and Ethical Leadership. This year's honoree and guest speaker will be Liz Darger, Senior Associate Athletic Director and Senior Woman Administrator at BYU.
It's been a big year for BYU athletics. They ended the Fall 2021 season with a number of accolades: runner-up finishes in women's cross country and women's soccer and top-10 finishes in men's cross country and women's volleyball. A few months earlier, the Big 12 Conference announced that BYU would be joining the conference, starting in the 2023-24 athletic season.
In addition to her instrumental role in supporting BYU's athletic achievements, Darger has received national attention for her participation in the NCAA Common Ground Leadership Team, which aims to establish inclusive and respectful athletics environments for participants of all sexual orientations, gender identities and religious beliefs.
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Senior Associate Athletic Director and Senior Woman Administrator
BYU Marriott School of Business
Liz Darger is the senior associate athletic director/senior woman administrator (SWA) at BYU. She serves as the sport administrator for women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country, women’s gymnastics, the spirit squads, and men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track and field. She also oversees human resources, student-athlete welfare, gender equity and serves as a campus Title IX liaison. She serves on the West Coast Conference (WCC) Executive Council and the WCC Championships and Sport Administration Cabinet. She is also a member of the NCAA Common Ground Leadership Team, which aims to establish inclusive and respectful athletics environments for participants of all sexual orientations, gender identities and religious beliefs.
Brigitte C. Madrian is the Dean and Marriott Distinguished Professor in the Brigham Young University Marriott School of Business where she has a joint appointment in the Department of Finance and the George W. Romney Institute of Public Service and Ethics. Before coming to BYU, she was on the faculty at the Harvard Kennedy School (2006-2018), the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School (2003-2006), the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business (1995-2003) and the Harvard University Economics Department (1993-1995). She is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and served as co-director of the NBER Household Finance working group from 2010-2018.
Dr. Madrian’s current research focuses on behavioral economics and household finance, with a particular focus on household saving and investment behavior. Her work in this area has impacted the design of employer-sponsored savings plans in the U.S. and has influenced pension reform legislation both in the U.S. and abroad. She also uses the lens of behavioral economics to understand health behaviors and improve health outcomes.
Dr. Madrian received her Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and studied economics as an undergraduate at Brigham Young University. She is a recipient of the Skandia Research Prize for outstanding research on “Long-Term Savings” with relevance for banking, insurance, and financial services (2019), the Retirement Income Industry Association Achievement in Applied Retirement Research Award (2015) and a three-time recipient of the TIAA Paul A. Samuelson Award for Scholarly Research on Lifelong Financial Security (2002, 2011 and 2017).
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