Southwestern University Trustee
Courtney King ’20
Courtney King is a recent Southwestern graduate, having earned her bachelor’s degree, cum laude, with honors in business and Paideia with Distinction in 2020. A member of Delta Delta Delta, she was named Greek Woman of the Year in 2020, and in 2019 she was the winner of Tri Delt’s inaugural national Dolphin Tank competition, a spin-off of Shark Tank. She also was a member of the first cohort of LIVE (Lab for Innovative Ventures and Entrepreneurship) at Southwestern and received Southwestern’s Emerging Leader Award.
In her business capstone class at Southwestern, Ms. King acted as the CEO of a hypothetical online footwear company, conducting weekly decision-making sessions as her team competed with five others for market share. Electing a second business capstone as well, she collaborated with team members to research the different causes and outcomes of Uber’s business challenges, winning the award for best project in the class.
Courtney currently works as a severance tax consultant for Ryan LLC, a global tax services, software, and technology firm, and as a wedding/event consultant for Keely Thorne Events, an acclaimed boutique event planning firm.