Elizabeth Everett - Outstanding Alumni Award

Elizabeth EverettLiz Everett has been attending Cornell football games since before she learned to walk. She has subsequently become a trailblazer—the first among her dozens of Cornell alumni relatives to graduate from CALS—and she is already leaving impressive footprints through service in leadership to the university.

A 2001 graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Everett has made a career in finance, delivering the research and resources that investors need to make sound decisions. She was recently promoted to head of global corporate access at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where she previously held leadership roles heading fixed income and macro research product marketing, global research structured products, institutional fixed income middle market sales, and multi-product sales.

Elizabeth EverettAs an undergraduate agricultural economics major, Everett valued the connection between the academic and real world that she experienced both in the classroom and through alumni mentors. Early in her career, she gave herself a mandate to connect with current students and continue the cycle—and she’s been at it for 15 years and counting.

In 2014, Everett was made an alumni-elected trustee, and she is a member of the Cornell University Council. She is also active in the President’s Council of Cornell Women, the Cornell Alumni Advisory Board, the Student and Campus Life Advisory Council, the Alumni Athletic Advisory Council, and the Fraternity and Sorority Advisory Council.

The daughter of Bob Everett ’65 and Mary Jansen Everett ’66, Everett lives in New York and is engaged to equally zealous Columbia alumnus, Brian Krisberg.