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Appirio Account Executive Michael Martin Gets Alumni Leadership Award

Monday, December 18, 2017
Michael D. Martin

2017 Jess R. Lucas Alumni Leadership Award winner Michael D. Martin was a sophomore advisor, resident assistant and graduate assistant in residence life for the Office of Student Affairs.

Appirio account executive and Salesforce MVP Michael D. Martin has received the 2017 Jess R. Lucas Alumni Leadership Award, recognizing a former member of the residence life staff for distinguished career achievements.

Martin earned a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering in 2004 and added a master’s degree in engineering management in 2011. Along the way, he served as a sophomore adviser, resident assistant and graduate assistant in residence life for the Office of Student Affairs. He remains involved with the institute as an alumni class agent, and helps organize social events for alumni and their families living in central Indiana.

Professionally, Martin was one of the first employees for Appirio’s Indianapolis operations in 2011, and became an account executive in 2016 after working as a solution architect, technical team lead, consultant and project manager. His technical skills have been useful as a cloud professional and consulting engineer, with experience in information technology management. He also has experience in software engineering, sales, marketing and customer service processes.

Martin’s expertise in Salesforce.com’s Customer Relationship Management administration and development has earned him recognition as a Salesforce MVP for 2017, 2016 and 2015. This honor recognizes Salesforce customers for their leadership, knowledge and ongoing community contributions.

The Jess Lucas Alumni Leadership Award was presented by Erik Hayes, vice president for student affairs and dean of students; Tom Miller, associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students; and Pete Gustafson, former vice president for student affairs and dean of students.

Lucas served as Rose-Hulman's vice president for student affairs and dean of students from 1976 until retiring in 2000.