Department of Economics

Ed Graves

  • Graduated: 1997
  • Field: Management/Entrepreneurship

Ed Graves, who graduated with a BA in Economics in 1997, is a divisional vice president at Medline Industries, Inc., in Frisco, Texas. While a student at Chico, Ed was a member of the Chico State Lacrosse team, the Phi Delta Theta, and the Finance Club.  He partially supported himself working for First Associated Securities and the Hyatt Regency(opens in new window) in Lake Tahoe during breaks.  After graduation Ed went to work for Medline Industries, US Surgical, Syneron(opens in new window)Alma Lasers(opens in new window), and is currently back with Medline Industries.  While in Sacramento, he owned an anesthetic laser clinic that provided laser and injectable treatments and hosted training classes for marketing and business development of similar anesthetic practices.  He also has an investment portfolio of eleven rental properties in California and Texas.

“Economics was an excellent choice for me because the curriculum encompassed a good dose of mathematics, reading, writing, and political science,” Ed stated in a recent email.  “Like many 18-20 year olds, I was a student who did not necessarily know what I wanted to do after college. Economics offered a broader perspective with Finance, Business Law, Accounting, History, and Current Events that was interesting as a student and applicable after I graduated. Economics was an excellent choice that served me well in my career.”  (Last Updated 9/4/17)