Alumni in the News

Terry H. Buckner – M.A., Business Administration, 1979 and Mr. Christian R. Deputy – B.A., Business Administration, 2000

The Enterprise

The Buckner Co., Salt Lake City, has announced several leadership changes. Terry H. Buckner, formerly the president and chief executive officer will now serve as chairman and CEO of the family-owned, third-generation commercial insurance brokerage. He took over the reins from his father and uncle in 1988. He plans to focus more of his attention on external growth and the strategic direction of the company going forward. Mark Oligschlaeger has been promoted from executive vice president and chief operations officer to president and COO. He has spent the past four years streamlining the company’s operations and will continue to do so as he takes on the additional day-to-day management responsibilities in this new role. Christian Deputy has been named the chief sales officer, a new position at the company. Deputy has spent many years as a producer in the commercial insurance world, many of which have been with The Buckner Co. Deputy will continue working with his insurance clients, but will also now be managing others in the sales force and be responsible for the organic growth of the company. The company also has announced the opening if its new office in Denver. Keith Braxton will be president of that office. He is charged with recruiting top talent among Denver-area insurance professionals, building the company’s brand presence in the market, seeking acquisition opportunities and helping to set and reach goals for this new location. He previously was president and CEO of Colorado Casualty and Indiana Insurance Co., in addition to other executive roles in the insurance industry.