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ASU celebrates alumni business owners at annual Sun Devil 100

May 3, 2019

Each year, the Arizona State University Alumni Association selects and honors leaders of organizations from around the world who demonstrate innovation, growth and entrepreneurial spirit. Twenty graduates of The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences were recognized at the Sun Devil 100 Class of 2019 reception this year, an increase from last year’s 11 inductees.

“We are proud to honor this group of talented business leaders who showcase the unlimited opportunities for success that come from a liberal arts and sciences degree,” said Patrick Kenney, dean of The College.

 

Jessica L. Irwin

CEO and founder, S.E.E.K. Arizona

Jessica Irwin is the founder and CEO of S.E.E.K. Arizona, an agency that provides therapies and services to children and young adults with behavioral disabilities. S.E.E.K. Arizona is accredited by the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence, a recognition that is given to firms with the highest level of quality service and accountability to its customers. Irwin has worked in social services since 1995. She serves as president and CEO of the Foundation for Exceptional Kids, a nonprofit aimed at providing educational programs and therapeutic support to children with developmental disabilities. Previously, Irwin volunteered as a Girl Scouts leader for four years where she led a troop of special needs children. She serves on the psychology board at ASU and is a member of the Sun Devil Club and ASU Alumni Association. Irwin received a master of education degree and bachelor’s degrees in psychology and sociology from ASU in 2011 and 2003.

 

2019 Accepting Shot

 

The class of 2019 includes 83 companies represented by 96 alums from 17 ASU colleges and schools, including the Thunderbird School of Global Management. This powerful lineup of Sun Devil-owned and -led organizations has $5.7 billion in total annual revenue, employs more than 14,000 people and has a presence in 11 states and Canada.