The School of Business rewards KC business leaders with the Distinguished Alumni Award
LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Business will honor business leaders Peter and Veronica Mallouk with its Distinguished Alumni Award this year.
The Mallouks will receive the award for their dedication to business excellence, community service and commitment to KU on October 21 at a private reception.
Pierre Mallouk is the president of Creative Planning and affiliates. Creative Planning provides wealth management services to high net worth clients, managing more than $ 90 billion for clients in all 50 states and internationally. The company has been featured by Barron’s, CNBC, and The New York Times, among other media.
Peter Mallouk graduated from KU in 1993 with four specializations, including degrees in business administration and economics. He obtained his Law Degree and MBA from KU in 1996 and also obtained the Chartered Financial Planner designation. He has been recognized by Barron’s as one of America’s “100 Best Independent Financial Advisors” for three consecutive years, and he was named one of Worth Magazine’s “Power 100”, which features powerful men and women working in global finance. In 2017, he was named the winner of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Additionally, Peter Mallouk is Founder, Board Member and Past President of the Kansas City Children’s Assistance Network (KC CAN!), An organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for children in Kansas City. He is also the founder and board member of Pathway Financial Education, which provides teens, adults and business owners in disadvantaged communities with actionable financial education. He has served on the boards of the Pathway to Hope, the American Stroke Foundation, the St. Michael’s Finance Council and the Kansas City Hospice.
Véronique Mallouk works in the finance team of Creative Planning and was CFO from 2015 to 2020. She graduated in Business Administration from KU in 1995 with highest distinction. She worked as a project manager for a large professional services company before joining Creative Planning.
Veronica Mallouk is also active in the Kansas City community, volunteering in her church and schools, as well as with her son’s fellowship. She is a member of the National Charity League and, along with her husband, is the founder and board member of KC CAN !. Veronica Mallouk has served as Honorary President of Forks and Corks, a fundraising event for Harvesters Food Bank, as well as Variety KC and Giving the Basics charities. She and her husband chaired the Divine Winefest 2020 event benefiting the St. Lawrence Catholic Center in KU.
Peter and Veronica Mallouk received the Giving the Basics Human Dignity Award for their contribution to helping adults and children in difficulty meet basic needs as well as the Variety Presidential Citation Award for their work in favor of children with intellectual disabilities. .
The School of Business created the Distinguished Alumni Award in 1998 to honor outstanding graduates. To date, 63 alumni have been honored with the award. Previous recipients include businessman and investor David Booth, entrepreneur Tim Barton, recent Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas CEO Rob Kaplan, and Cerner Corp. co-founder. Cliff Illig.
Award recipients are chosen from nominations from other alumni and the Dean’s Advisory Board. Applicants are selected on the basis of their business success and service to their community and to KU.