UAF honors Business Leader of the Year

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KXDF) - The University Of Alaska Fairbanks School Of Management honored Steve Lundgren as this year's Business Leader of the Year over the weekend.

The 41st Business Leader of the Year banquet took place at the Westmark hotel. Among the huge crowd were Lundgren's family, friends, and co–workers, who joined him in support of his achievement.

Lundgren's career in financial services has made him successful over the past several decades. He is currently president and CEO of Denali State Bank.

As an advocate for education at UAF, Lundgren also serves on the university's advocacy committee. He's provided support and mentorship for both university students and young professionals.

Lundgren explained why he feels honored to be one of the many recipients of this award.

"Because these are people that have been the leaders of the Fairbanks community that have done so much for the business community of Fairbanks and for the university," said Lundgren. "Just a just a honor to be associated with people that are from their history, the founding fathers of the city of Fairbanks. You have to look look at other previous business leaders as examples you have to mentor the next generation of business leaders."