AIU Online's 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient
Hometown: Denver, CO
Degrees Earned: Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Graduation Year: 2005; 2013
Aldwyn Gardner believes that his AIU education has helped him achieve his goals by providing a solid foundation of business principles needed to make critical decisions. The degrees also gave him the opportunity to be considered for leadership roles.
Al is a successful leader in Information Technology. He was recently promoted from the Director of Corporate Information Technology to the Vice President of Corporate Information Technology at American Express. Even though he is employed at one of the fasted growing companies in Denver, he still believes in giving back to his community and helping others.
Al serves as a Commissioner for the City and County of Denver, Colorado. He is also a founding board member for Sims Fayola Foundation which strives to improve the life outcomes of urban males through establishing a network of single-gender charter schools; partnering with school districts and individual schools in school design and professional development; and creating original programming that directly addresses the persistently stubborn issues threatening their success.
Additionally, he is a board member for the Sun Valley Youth Center and the Senior Advisor for the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity's mentoring program: Omega Leadership Academy. He also serves the Denver Public School system on its equity task force.
Those who work beside him have recognized Al as an irreplaceable asset and blessing to his community. He has integrity, professionalism, and a genuine desire to see his community thrive.
Classes Start February 20, 2019