Award of Achievement
Vice President, Business DevelopmentĀ 
FUSION Performance Marketing
Chicago, Illinois
BS, Business Administration, 1975

Jim Micklos uses his listening skills to build personal and professional relationships in everything from football to sales. A tight end for the Ball State Cardinals in the early 1970s under head coach Dave McClain, Micklos is now a senior account executive for Motivation Excellence Inc., a company that designs programs that inspire and motivate higher performance. In addition to his college football success, Micklos was named Outstanding Graduating Senior for the Department of Finance and Insurance and Ball State, and after graduation went on to work in sales and operations management.

Micklos is a chief volunteer fundraiser for the American Cancer Society in Palatine, Illinois, and is a board member of Ball Stateā€™s Cardinal Varsity Club. He also is involved in his community as a youth sports coach.