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AUM’s College of Business fosters a collaborative learning environment promoting innovative, effective business practices that positively impact our stakeholders by preparing students for successful careers.


Warhawk Spotlight



Meet Kristen Hutter, 2018 BSBA graduate and Outstanding Marketing Student. Due to leadership, communication and salesmanship qualities, Kristen landed a management position in personal banking at the age of sixteen. She left college at nineteen for an opportunity to go sailing for two years on a personal 27ft sailboat, surviving Hurricane Ivan in Grenada in 2004.

Before returning to college as a non-traditional student at 33, Kristen spent twelve years in the private yachting industry providing some of the world’s wealthiest with organizational management, event planning, digital marketing, and team leadership. 

Overlapping her yachting years, Kristen managed to work in small watercraft sales and marketing, as a special events sales and marketing manager for a large energy company’s boutique hotel, establishing VIP service guidelines, as well as freelancing for several companies revitalizing brand positioning and modernizing the firm’s reputation through digital and print marketing, consumer engagement, and strategic management.  

Kristen is a proud military spouse whose values are rooted in community service and believes growth in a community lies in those who give back. She has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, Red Cross, Junior League, Local Food Banks and Homeless shelters, as well as, Local Boys and Girls Club, Whiz Kids and Switch Youth Group. 

Listen to Kristen talk a little bit more about what AUM College of Business means to her.