BVU Announces 2017 Commencement Speaker
STORM LAKE, IA (03/27/2017) (readMedia)-- Buena Vista University (BVU) has announced that Anne Motsenbocker, president of JPMorgan Chase's south middle-market banking, will be the 2017 Commencement speaker on May 27.
Motsenbocker, who is the granddaughter of the late Drs. Paul and Vivian McCorkle, BVU's Wythe Award founders and dedicated trustees, graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1984 with a degree in business administration before completing graduate courses at Smith College in 1998.
Motsenbocker has enjoyed a rich career at JPMorgan Chase, and has worked for the institution and its predecessors for over 30 years. Her wealth of experience includes corporate banking, commercial banking, trust and wealth management. Motsenbocker's current role involves overseeing markets in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska, where she works with middle-market businesses across industries.
"Because of my family's longstanding love for and commitment to BVU, it will be an honor to share their legacy and address the 2017 graduating class," said Motsenbocker. "Graduation is an exciting time of new beginnings, and I look forward to hearing great things from this distinguished class."
Community service and other civic commitments have also played a key role in her accomplishments. In 2016, Motsenbocker was named as United Way of Metropolitan Dallas' board chair after serving on the nonprofit's Board of Directors since 2008 and serving as vice chair in 2015-16. She is also a member of the Tocqueville Giving Society and was a founding member of Women of Tocqueville, where she continues to be actively involved. In addition, Motsenbocker is a member of the International Women's Forum, the Executive Women's Round table and the Dallas Assembly, and serves on various other Boards of Directors including the Dallas Regional Chamber, which she chaired in 2013, and Children's Health Board. She has also completed leadership development programs under the Dallas Regional Chamber and the Richardson (Texas) Chamber of Commerce.
Motsenbocker has received several awards for her distinguished work, including the Women of Excellence Award in 2005 presented by Women's Enterprise Texas. In 2008, Motsenbocker was the recipient of the Dallas Business Journal's Most Influential Women in Business Award, and in 2011 she was awarded the Athena Leadership Award by the Dallas Regional Chamber.
"We are delighted that Ms. Motsenbocker will be our commencement speaker," said BVU President Fred Moore. "She is a highly-accomplished executive who has also shared her leadership skills and talents with several worthy causes. Her family's long-standing association with Buena Vista makes her presence even more noteworthy."
Motsenbocker lives in Dallas with her husband, Alan. The couple has two adult sons, Brian and David.
About Buena Vista University
Since 1891, Buena Vista University has prepared students for lifelong success and blends liberal arts with real-world applications. Our traditional campus on the shores of Storm Lake hosts students in a variety of majors and pre-professional programs, including elementary, secondary, and special education; business and accounting; and biological and chemical sciences. Our 16 degree-completion locations, online, and graduate programs expand student potential with a pace and academic rigor designed for working adults and a variety of class formats that make scheduling even more convenient. With an average scholarship of more than 50 percent off of tuition, BVU is an affordable option for all students. Visit www.bvu.edu.