Department of Economics

Jenner Gwinup

  • Graduated: 2010
  • Field: Analyst/Consultant, Management/Entrepreneurship

Jenner Gwinup(opens in new window), who graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2010 with a BA in Economics and an option in International Economics, is a purchasing manager at Assa Abloy Door Security Solutions(opens in new window),.  He also has a minor in Business Administration. Jenner received the Smale Award for Outstanding Achievement in Economics in 2010.

After graduation from Chico State, Jenner enrolled at Arizona State University(opens in new window) (ASU) where he worked as a consultant to Quicken Loans(opens in new window) until 2013. In 2014 while still in graduate school Jenner became a supply chain intern at Henkel(opens in new window).

Jenner received his Master of Business Administration, Supply Chain Management with areas of emphasis in International Business and Sustainability at ASU in May 2015. He graduated as a member of Beta Gamma Sigma(opens in new window), International Honor Society for Collegiate Schools of Business, which requires students to be in the top 20% of their graduating class.

Jenner continues to work at Henkel as a network supply planner(opens in new window) where he analyzes purchasing, production, and distribution to maximize profits for his firm. Clearly, Jenner uses the knowledge that he gained in this economics degree that stresses optimization of a goal within the constraints of the environment.

“Some of the most important skills that my economics education has instilled in me are a love of creative problem solving and root cause analysis,” Jenner stated in a recent email. “As a supply network planner, I’m constantly striving to find more efficient and effective methods, minimizing inventory while maximizing customer service levels. Economics is all about finding the most effective levers to affect a situation and learning from our mistakes, keys to an effective supply chain organization.”  (Last Updated 12/15/16)