Tom Saxton (Business Management ’07, M.B.A. ’11)
Name: Tom Saxton
Position: Board Member At-Large
Profession/Title: Program Planning & Cost Analyst
Company: Sierra Nevada Corporation
Experience: 1.5 years
Degree/Year: Business Management 2007, Masters in Business Administration 2011
Q. What do you love about your profession?
A. Regardless of what my responsibilities are for that day, I know that I am contributing to building products that save lives for military personnel around the world. This profession provides many opportunities for change and improvement, and I enjoy learning something new every day.
Q. How did you choose that profession?
A. SNC has been a company that I have had my eye on for a long time. I knew I wanted to be a part of the global industry and to learn about the technical complexities of defense contracting. When a friend recruited me to work on his team, I jumped at the chance.
Q. What’s your favorite (memory) from your Undergrad?
A. Rushing the field after beating Boise St. back in ’10, along with the weekly Thursday night meet up at the Little Wal.
Q. What made you decide to be a COBAA Member?
A. Other than knowing a few other current members and hearing their enjoyment of being a part of the board and the type of impact they are able to make, I knew joining was the best way for me to be a part of and to give back to the University that gave so much to me.
Q. Tell us about life after college:
A. I have had great opportunities to work in a global retail environment, the US Federal Government, and most recently a defense contractor, all while achieving a Master’s in Business Administration. I also recently got married to my wonderful wife Annie, and have two amazing children who are the biggest Wolf Pack fans!
“Other than knowing a few other current members and hearing their enjoyment of being a part of the board and the type of impact they are able to make, I knew joining was the best way for me to be a part of and to give back to the University that gave so much to me.”
Posted By President-Elect, 18 Dec 2018