CMU students fare well in national business competition

Two Colorado Mesa University students placed first in a national competition testing skills and knowledge in business-related events.

Twelve other CMU students also won awards and competed in the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda national leadership conference in Atlanta in June.

Jordan Lehr and Currey Ventling placed first in marketing analysis and decision making, while Shania Belden, Jared Robberson and Mike Saavedra finished second.

Ventling, Cassidy Blake and Heather Swain captured second in management analysis and decision making.

Riley Brodie placed fourth in sales presentation, while Swain and Brandon Hoff finished fifth in financial services.

Steven Schopen placed sixth in macroeconomics and Charley Cochran eighth in microecoomics. Schopen and Cochran came in 10th in economic analysis and decision making.

Michael Brault, Jarrott Brown and Michael Spadafora also represented CMU in the competition, which attracted 2,000 students from across the country.