Alumni

Essential professional skills: Being able to pivot, persistence, and networking

Jerod Johnson (Business Entrepreneurship ’19), a Realtor at The Brokery in Phoenix, credits the W. P. Carey Business Entrepreneurship program for providing the pieces he needed to change course, stick with industry, and grow his real estate career.

Master’s in real estate alumnus Varadaraj Zamindar praises MRED for its strong emphasis on community building

Varadaraj Zamindar (MRED ’17), Founder of the Rao Raja of Indore Foundation, spends his time advocating for social change in his community, and appreciates the lessons he learned while pursuing his masters in real estate development at ASU.

Alum takes pride in giving a voice to others during and after work hours

When he isn’t connecting business clients, he’s creating a safe space for the LGBTQ+ community.

Master's in real estate led alumnus Josiah Byrnes to lifelong career connections

Josiah Byrnes (MRED ’10), President of Embree Capital Markets Group, credits the W. P.

Master’s in real estate alumnus views MRED as favorite educational experience

Billy Cundiff (MRED ’16), Managing Director of Greystar, enjoys being a part of the alumni community and establishing connections with current students — his involvement gives him the opportunity to give back to the program, and appreciate how far he’s come in his own career.

Our goal is to extend the gift of education to others, says finance alum Paul Cutler

Focused on financial literacy and renewable energy, Paul Cutler (BS Finance ’81) and his wife Judy, established the Cutler Family Endowed Professorship along with the Cutler Finance Scholars program.

Sun Devil Giving Stories: Kay A. Faris

Throughout her nearly 40 years at the university, Kay A. Faris held many roles of critical importance to student success. W. P. Carey interviewed Faris to learn more about the history of the school's emergency scholarship fund.

Management alumna Lina Garcia strives to help others when it’s needed most

W. P. Carey Alumni Council Member, annual supporter, and Maricopa County Public Defender-Deputy Director Lina Garcia (BS Management ’04, JD ’07) has always had a passion for community engagement and helping those who are struggling.

Economics alumnus Ryan Talamante enjoys giving back to the school that launched his career

Alumnus Ryan Talamante (BS Economics ’90) grew up in Tempe, and is a strong supporter of ASU and the Department of Economics at the W. P. Carey School of Business.

Professor Marcie LePine gives back to pay it forward

Marcie LePine, associate professor of management and entrepreneurship, knows the difference a scholarship can make. Because of her experience, LePine has always looked for opportunities to support students at ASU.