BUIES CREEK, North Carolina – Campbell Business School honored alumni Stephen Gaskins and Danielle Talbott during its 2015 Alumni Convocation on Oct. 23 as a part of homecoming festivities. Gaskins was presented with the 2015 Outstanding Alumnus Award, while Talbott received the 2015 Outstanding Young Alumna Award.
“Stephen Gaskins and Danielle Talbott are exceptional leaders in business and tremendous representatives for Campbell University,” said Campbell Business Interim Dean Dr. Edward Fubara. “They both serve as pristine examples for our students to look to and learn from as they chart their own path towards successful careers.”
A 1981 Campbell Business graduate with a B.B.A. in Trust & Wealth Management, Gaskins is the Managing Director of the Eastern Region of DWM Advisors, LLC and President and CEO of Gaskins Financial, LLC. He has worked in the wealth management field for 34 years, holding senior management roles in various bank wealth management groups, primarily with BB&T, before going into wealth management with Registered Investment Advisor and brokerage firms.
Talbott collected her B.B.A. with honors from Campbell Business in 2006. She is the Regional Vice President for East Coast Sales for XOJET, a private jet industry leader. Talbott was the youngest XOJET employee in company history to be named vice president, and is the first woman to serve in such a capacity. She began her professional career in 2006 at Cape Fear Farm Credit as a marketing and communications specialist before quickly rising to the rank of Vice President of Marketing. In 2010 she transitioned into a highly visible sales role responsible for new business development for the world’s largest private aviation company, Berkshire Hathaway’s NetJets. In this role, she was ranked number one among her peers, self-generating more than $10 million in new business in a regional territory spanning Northern California, Oregon, Washington, and Western Canada.