UNCG Bryan School of Business and Economics alumna Becky Levin ’79 was recently recognized as one of the top 30 leaders across the globe by the 2016 AACSB Influential Leaders Challenge.

Launched in 2015 by AACSB International (AACSB) to honor notable alumni from its accredited business schools, the AACSB Influential Leaders Challenge recognizes business leaders who positively demonstrate true excellence in leadership, vision and impact. This year’s class of AACSB International Leaders represents 15 industry sectors across 11 countries.

“What a tremendous honor this is for Becky and the Bryan School,” said Dr. Mac Banks, dean of the Bryan School of Business and Economics. “It is certainly well-deserved as Becky has demonstrated repeatedly over a long career that she embodies what we seek of all Bryan School graduates: becoming exceptional problem solvers who make an impact where they work, live and lead.”

Levin has spent the majority of her career building a successful executive recruiting business and working to build diversity of race and gender on corporate boards. Most recently, she cofounded a nonprofit organization named The Possible Project with her husband, Mark. This Massachusetts-based youth program teaches high school students in at-risk environments how to start and run their own business, and provides experiential learning and mentorship.

AACSB is the world’s largest business education network connecting students, academia and business to advance business education worldwide. Founded in 1917, the association has more than 1,500 member organizations in over 90 countries and territories.