Western alumnus Ron Bundy addresses graduating seniors at winter commencement March 19
Ron Bundy, CEO of Russell Index Group of Russell Investments of Seattle, addressed the winter commencement ceremony at Western Washington University on Saturday, March 19, in Carver Gymnasium.
The Russell Index Group develops benchmarks used by millions to measure the performance of their investments. In addition to helping the Russell Index Group grow into a global leader in investment benchmarking, Bundy also spent two years in Tokyo as CEO of Russell Investments Japan.
Bundy, who earned a bachelor’s degree from Western in Business Administration-Marketing, got some early public speaking experience as president of a large student business club on Western’s campus. He talked to graduates about the importance of persistence.
“This isn’t actually a bad time to be coming into the job market,” Bundy says. “But you have to earn it every day. You can’t assume that just because you got good grades or did a good job, that will carry you forward. As fast as the world’s moving, we have to give it our best every single day.”