George Mason UniversitySchool of Business

School of Business Distinguished Alumni Awards


2020 Winners

Distinguished Alumni Award
Bobby_PatrickBobby Patrick, BS Decision Sciences and Management Information Systems '93
Chief Marketing Officer, UiPath

Having begun his career at 16 as a computer specialist with the FBI in Washington DC, Bobby Patrick is now Chief Marketing Officer of UiPath, the fastest growing enterprise software company in history and leader in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and AI. UiPath’s annual recurring revenue (ARR) propelled from $20 Million when Bobby joined the company in 2017 to over 20 times larger in less than three years.

For over two decades Bobby has driven significant growth in technology businesses, ranging from Fortune 50 to start-ups. Before joining UiPath, Bobby served as CMO for Hewlett Packard’s $4 Billion-dollar Cloud business. He served previously as CMO for Basho (acquired by Bet365), GXS (acquired by OpenText), and Digex (acquired by Verizon). He strongly believes that humans-and-robots will integrate in partnership, freeing humans from the mundane, empowering them to be their best, and driving a new era of hyper-productivity growth; a vision he calls A Robot for Every Person.

Bobby was recently named among 50 Influential Marketing Leaders Changing the Industry in 2020. With a valuation over $10 Billion in July 2020, UiPath is backed by Accel, CapitalG, Coatue, Dragoneer, IVP, Kleiner Perkins, Sands Capital, Sequoia Capital, Tencent and T. Rowe Price.


Alumni Service Awardee
Jason Howell1Jason Howell, BS Accounting '97
President, Jason Howell Company

Jason Howell is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, former U.S. Congressional candidate and in 2019 was listed as a TOP Wealth Adviser by WASHINGTONIAN magazine. He is also President of Jason Howell Company, a family wealth management firm that uses Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) to develop parents into patriarchs and matriarchs for their families and communities. Jason is the author of JOY of Financial Planning: 7 Strategies for Transforming your Finances and Reclaiming your American Dream.
Jason is an adjunct instructor of personal finance at American University’s Kogod School of Business. He is also an adjunct instructor for George Mason University’s School of Business Financial Planning and Wealth Management (FPWM) concentration and Chairperson for FPWM Advisory Board. Jason has been featured as both a financial expert and an independent political strategist on FOX 5 DC, ABC’s News Channel 8, US News & World Report, Yahoo Finance, CNBC.com, Readers Digest, Nasdaq.com, Washington Business Journal and the New York Times. His professional career spans years in retail banking, corporate accounting, personal finance and an independent run for United States Congress.
Jason has been recognized by George Mason University as a Prominent Patriot and was twice the distinguished alumnus speaker for their School of Business graduating class.
His mission is to bring the best of ultra-high net worth family financial planning to this generation’s regular net worth families.