Alexie Tune (BSAcc 1995, MAcc 1995) was presented with the Distinguished Alumni Award
Tune was awarded DU’s Distinguished Alumni Award, which recognizes remarkable professional achievement and high-impact contributions to the community and world at large.
“I think that the thing you get when you talk to Alexie is that she genuinely cares about DU, Daniels and the School of Accountancy, and she wants to be helpful in any way she can, whether it’s through the students, through the faculty or through other relationships that she can promote,” said Vivek Choudhury, dean of the Daniels College of Business. “She’s one of those people that just says, ‘Let me know how I can help and I’ll be there.'”
Tune is currently the managing director within Deloitte’s audit practice—a firm at which she has worked since 1995. Her work has spanned the audit and mergers and acquisitions practices in both the Denver and New York offices, focusing primarily on the technology and health care sectors.
She is the chair of the University of Denver’s School of Accountancy Advisory Board and the president of the Colorado Society of CPAs Education Foundation Board of Trustees. She also holds a position on the Denver Scholarship Foundation Audit and Finance Committee.
Tune has played a pivotal role in forging a strong partnership between Deloitte and Daniels, regularly serving as a judge for the College’s many case competitions. Kate Dillon, senior director of corporate and community relationships, says students and other judges immediately connect with her.
“Alexie is incredibly warm,” said Dillon. “She obviously has so much to offer in terms of wisdom and experience, but also she’s just really fun to be around, and I think that’s why our students love being around her so much.”
University of Denver Chancellor Jeremy Haefner presented the award in Margery Reed Hall’s Reiman Theater, where he applauded Tune’s commitment to the next generation of business leaders.
“Your work in Daniels is the 4D Experience,” he said. “So many students have been impacted by your mentorship and your ability to guide them through reflecting on their education and purpose.”