Pacesetter Award
2013: David Stevens

David Stevens

College of Business
Marketing

David Stevens embodies what it means to be a Pacesetter; it is not simply that he is manager of Technology Assessment and Capital Planning for ARAMARK Healthcare Technologies, having worked his way up through the company’s Food Service division. What is most impressive is that this 2008 Marketing alumnus has moved so rapidly ahead in his career during a period in which the economy was hobbled by the subprime mortgage crisis that began the year he graduated.

An early indication of David’s drive to succeed was in 2001, when he became an Eagle Scout. The Eagle Scout’s motto is “Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle.” For David, it is also true that he is “Once a Bulldog, Always a Bulldog.” The most recent graduate to serve on a Ferris State University Board of Directors, David continues a pattern of service to his alma mater and community that began with his volunteerism and active involvement in student government Ferris.

In his service as United Way campaign manager as a student at Ferris from 2006-07, David demonstrated the leadership skills that have made him successful in management so early in his career. Those fortunate enough to work with David in these endeavors know from personal experience that even greater success awaits him in the future.