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Fraser Receives Bud Fackler Service Award

John FraserJohn H. Fraser, director of the Executive MBA Program, recently received one of two 2010 Bud Fackler Service Awards from the Executive MBA Council.

The Bud Fackler Service Award recognizes contributions to the Executive MBA Council and to executive MBA programs worldwide, including efforts to help other programs, to share best practices, and to raise the quality of executive MBA programs. The council named the award after Bud Fackler, the late director of the Executive MBA Program at the University of Chicago and one of the council’s founders.

Fraser served on the Executive MBA Council board for four years and was the board chair from October 2007 to October 2008. He earned an MBA from Iowa in 1996 and joined the Henry B. Tippie School of Management as Executive MBA Program director in 1997. Fraser’s corporate experience includes 23 years with Amana Refrigeration in sales and management leadership roles. He also is a retired Navy Captain, having served on active duty as a search-and-rescue helicopter pilot. As a Naval Air Reservist, he was commanding officer of a helicopter squadron at Naval Air Station Alameda, Calif. Fraser received a B.S. in zoology at San Diego State University.

Patty Keegan, associate dean, Executive MBA Program North America at University of Chicago Booth School of Business, received the award this year as well.

“John and Patty are both strategic thinkers, and during the years they served on our board, they focused on the long-term good of the council,” said Michael Desiderio, executive director of the Executive MBA Council. “Our members valued their commitment to our organization, demonstrated in their willingness to take on key roles and give their all, time after time.”

The Executive MBA Council provides a place for programs to share best practices and gathers industry data. Currently, the council includes more than 200 educational institutions that administer 300 plus executive MBA programs worldwide.


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