2021 Winner

Cara SabinCara Sabin MBA '98

Chief Executive Officer
Sundial Brands


Cara Sabin is a marketing executive with 20 years of experience across a variety of industries. Currently she is the CEO of Sundial Brands. She is also the chair of Fuqua's Minority Alumni Advisory Board.

Prior to Sundial Brands, Cara held senior-level positions at Johnson & Johnson on Neutrogena, a leading mass beauty brand, and on KORRES, a prestige homeopathic Greek beauty brand. Before Johnson & Johnson, she held positions as Executive Director for Color Cosmetics as well as for Skincare at Avon Products, Inc., the world’s largest beauty direct seller. Cara’s beauty experience is rounded out by several years at L’Oreal, where she was the Assistant Vice President of Marketing for the L'Oreal Paris Haircare division.

Cara also worked for Capital One Financial, where she launched the first "What's in Your Wallet?" campaign, and at Kraft Foods, where she worked on the venerable Maxwell House coffee brand, among others.

Cara holds a BA in Spanish Language and Culture from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. She enjoys training and competing in Olympic distance triathlons as well as century distance bike rides.

Year Recipients
2019-20 Fallon Ukpe MBA '12, MD '13
2018-19 Daman Blakeney MBA '98
2016-17 Liz Riley Hargrove
2015-16 Isela Bahena MBA '04
2014-15 Anne Sempowski Ward '94, MBA '04
2013-14 Tonya Registre MBA '09
2012-13 Mark Williams '92, MBA '96
2011-12 Eva De La Rosa MBA '05
2010-11 Tyrone Thomas MBA '04
2009-10 Theresa Jones MBA '98
2008-09 Ken Burton MBA '98
2007-08 Ed Magee MBA '04
2006-07 Kelvin Baggett MBA '06
2005-06 Owen May MBA '83
Derek Penn '79, MBA '84