University of Vermont

School of Business Administration

$100,000 Gift To Support Career Services at the School of Business Administration

A $100,000 gift from University of Vermont alumnus Greg Hunt will support career and professional development services at the School of Business Administration.

“The School of Business Administration is extremely grateful to Greg for his generous gift,” said Dean Sanjay Sharma.  “His donation will help us further our goal to ensure all of our students have the required support, tools and skills to launch successful careers.”

The School of Business Administration has a full-time employee relations coordinator who is dedicated to helping our students achieve their career goals.  This gift will be used to help our students develop professional career-seeking skills, network with business leaders for internships and full-time employment opportunities, and support the new embedded curricular requirements for career development.

Mr. Hunt was appointed Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Apollo Investment Corporation in May 2012. Prior to joining Apollo, Mr. Hunt was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Yankee Candle which he joined in April 2010. Prior to joining Yankee Candle, Mr. Hunt served as the Executive Vice President of Strategic and Commercial Development for Norwegian Cruise Lines from 2007 to 2009. Prior to joining Norwegian Cruise Lines, Mr. Hunt served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Restructuring Officer of Tweeter Home Entertainment Group, Inc. from 2006 to 2007 and Chief Financial Officer and Co-Chief Executive of Syratech Corporation from 2001 to 2006. Prior to Syratech, Mr. Hunt held several senior financial leadership positions including Chief Financial Officer of NRT Inc., Culligan Water Technologies, Inc. and Samsonite Corporation. Mr. Hunt earned a bachelor's degree in accounting and finance from the University of Vermont and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is also a member of the University of Vermont School of Business Board of Advisors.