Steve Willard is recently retired and looking forward to getting more involved with UNT RCoB specifically on the G. Brint Ryan College of Business Advisory Board. Steve has the time, energy and resources to contribute to the Board right away. Steve has already given a $1 million planned gift to UNT RCoB in December, 2019, The Jack Steven Willard Endowed Scholarship in Marketing. Steve’s Legacy Statement is as follows: ‘This scholarship is meant for the hard-working “B” and “C” students. I worked my way through college and succeeded. I barely had a “B” average. Grades don’t reflect your ability to make it in the “real world”. The harder you work the luckier you get!’
Shortly after graduating in 1980 from the College of Business at UNT with a BBA in Marketing, Steve began his career in sales. Throughout Steve’s distinguished career he was an effective and accountable business executive with a strong understanding of negotiation process through sales presentations. An established business strategist who delivered solutions to meet changing business needs, Steve led through effective listening and creation of an environment of collaboration and accountability. He had a proven success record leveraging technology and delivery of innovation to effectively achieve business goals. Steve is ideally suited for fundraising, business development, sales, recruiting or business process outsourcing roles.