Outstanding Achievement in a Chosen Profession

The Outstanding Achievement in a Chosen Profession award is presented annually to a member of the alumni community whose professional accomplishments and achievements are exceptionally noteworthy and distinctive in his or her profession.

2021 Recipient

Gay Huey Evans ’76

A celebrated professional, Gay Huey Evans ’76 has found success not only in her career but in making a difference in the lives of Bucknell students. An impactful figure in the finance and commodity industry for the past 30 years, Huey Evans has established experience as a market practitioner and regulator, giving her deep expertise across commerce, risk, governance, policy and regulation in capital markets. 

She serves as chair of the London Metal Exchange (LME) and also serves on the boards of Standard Chartered, ConocoPhillips, IHS Markit and HM Treasury. She is a trustee of Benjamin Franklin House, senior adviser to Chatham House and is a member of the U.S. Council on Foreign Relations and the India-U.K. Financial Partnership.

Since taking up her role as chair of the LME, Huey Evans has supported and steered a number of key initiatives. She launched a major technology infrastructure rebuild and also developed initiatives tied to sustainability and diversity and inclusion. Awarded an OBE in 2016 for services to the financial service industry and diversity, Huey Evans is a passionate advocate for ensuring markets build trust through accessibility and transparency and for increased diversity in business.

Huey Evans has previously served on the boards of Itau BBA International, the Financial Reporting Council, Aviva and the London Stock Exchange. She held executive roles with Barclays Capital, Citi, the Financial Services Authority and Bankers Trust.

Through it all, Bucknell has retained a special place in Huey Evans’ heart. She credits the University with teaching her to ask questions that generate meaningful and relevant responses and to analyze information to formulate realistic conclusions. Furthermore, she says, Bucknell opened her eyes to a world of young individuals who have a lot to offer the world.

Since graduation, Huey Evans has remained in touch with a few close classmates and stayed engaged with the University in transformative ways. She has served on the Alumni Association Board of Directors and the Board of Trustees, keeping her connected to ongoing policy and administrative matters. 

On an even more personal level, Huey Evans has stayed engaged with current Bucknell students through her support of an annual fund scholarship. She enjoys receiving letters of gratitude from students — yet another way she can stay connected to the Bucknell community.

When Huey Evans attended Bucknell, alumni invested in her and helped open doors to her bright future. Today, she's paying it forward and creating those same opportunities for the next generation of Bucknell graduates.

“We all understand the importance of investing in a good education, so I encourage all to do what they can," she says. "It’s the best way to stay connected not just to memories, but to Bucknell students today and for the future. Soon enough, they will be alumni too, and then they can start making their own connections by investing in other students.”

Past Recipients

Contact Details

The Center for Alumni & Family Engagement


Alumni House
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