UK Gatton College of Business and Economics

Executives in Residence

Sam Hazen & Person


Gatton’s Executive in Residence (EIR) program will consist of 4 – 8 participants annually. The group will represent different industries in business, have different areas of expertise and be diverse amongst the others selected each semester in terms of age, gender, race, etc. The core focus of EIR is to engage high-level business professionals (most commonly alumni of the college) in an opportunity that connects them to our college in a more meaningful way over a 2 – 3 day period of time.

Current Executives in Residence

Huaming Gu
Partner, Baird Capital,

Rexford J. Tibbens (Rex)
President & Chief Executive Officer, frontdoor (FTDR)

Scott Kiser
Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary, US Air Force

Michael A. Wiechart
Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, TeamHealth


Support Gatton leadership in better engaging and connecting with highly successful alumni and business professionals from diverse backgrounds

Elevate Gatton’s reputation by promoting our successful alumni and corporate partners, their achievements and the “Executive-In-Residence” program to the larger alumni base, business community and educational peer and aspirational institutions

Better engage with Gatton business students through attending the events included in this program, where the executives might offering career and personal advice, mentorship internships, etc.

Sarah Sanders


To learn more about the Executive and Entrepreneur in Residence programs, please contact:

Rich Brown