Creighton Alumnus Receives Creighton’s 2006 Alumni Merit Award from the College of Business
Lynn J. Brinker will receive the 2006 Alumni Merit Award from the Creighton University College of Business at 1:30 p.m. on May 12 at the Lied Education Center for the Arts.
Brinker, an Iowa native, graduated from Creighton in 1958 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. After graduating from Creighton, Brinker became a partner in the CPA firm of Pisenti and Brinker in Santa Rosa, Calif. After his career took off, he was asked to refurbish a struggling home warranty company, which he reorganized and managed. The company he refurbished later became the highly successful American Home Shield Warranty Company, which he owned and served as chairman and CEO. During his tenure, he brought much needed jobs to rural Iowa by establishing a branch of the firm in Carroll, Iowa.
Brinker remains active in business and currently manages a development project in the Lake Tahoe area. Besides work, he spends time with his wife of 50 years, Gayle, and his family. He also enjoys golf, travel and horse racing.
The Creighton Alumni Merit Award is given out annually to outstanding alum at the specific school or college’s alumni event. The recipient must be a degreed alumnus of Creighton, have provided distinguished service to the University or own community which clearly exemplifies the University credo, and they have to have a personal quality that makes them cultured and of high moral principles guided by the Jesuit ideal of being men and women for others.