Klint Briney ’06
Business Administration major
Founder, BRANDed Management
How did Butler prepare you for your career?
I represent the only female driver in this year’s Indy 500, Katherine Legge. A champion of pro female athletes, my responsibilities are to provide advice, guidance, overall counsel, and direction in the development and furtherance of her career. My time at Butler instilled in me a deeply held responsibility to serve my community and work toward the advancement of others. Katherine’s story deserves to be told, and it is my hope that it will inspire others to chase their dreams.
What is the most important thing you learned at Butler?
My time at Butler gave me an education that I am so privileged to have received. Not only did it confer all the necessary skills for me to be a success, but it emboldened me with the confidence to attempt something no one I knew had ever done before. I grew up on a working grain and livestock farm in Central Illinois, but despite having a strong work ethic forged in childhood, I had no idea how I would translate my passion for sports and entertainment in a way that I could build a career upon. Butler University gave me that answer.
What is something you loved being part of at Butler?
Generally speaking, the opportunity to take on leadership positions throughout my time at Butler. To name a few, I was the Concert Director within Student Government (SGA) and also the Vice President of my fraternity, Phi Kappa Psi. These positions afforded me the opportunity to get real real-life experience while also networking and building a social community to have some fun along the way.
What advice do you have for students who are interested in pursuing a career in this field?
The three tenets to being successful in this field are to work hard, be nice to people, and to save your money.