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David Legg (BA '92)

T. David Legg (BA '92)
2007 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year

The University of Lethbridge Alumni Association Distinguished Alumnus/a of the Year Award recognizes individuals for exceptional professional achievements, academic excellence and/or contributions to society. The Association is proud to recognize T. David Legg as the 2007 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year for his exceptional academic and professional achievements and contributions to the community.

Praised by those who know him for his honesty, dedication and hard work, David Legg has established a successful career that spans several continents. In his current position as managing director of international markets for GLGroup, a global financial research firm, he is responsible for building their business in Europe and Asia. Based in London, England, and Hong Kong, David Legg's teams now serve more than 170 European and Asian institutions. In his previous role as GLG's director of legal, economic and regulatory affairs, and vice-president of business development and marketing, he opened the Washington, DC, office and developed GLG's marketing and business development strategy. Prior to joining GLG in 2003, David Legg worked for the management consulting firm McKinsey & Company in Toronto and London, England, for three years. In addition to developing marketing and operations strategies, he oversaw the conception, design and launch of a new software product that won the MacWorld USA 2001 conference award for best new product marketing.

David Legg's professional successes are built on a foundation of exceptional academic achievement. Born and raised in Lethbridge, David Legg graduated from Lethbridge Collegiate Institute in 1987. Over the next five years, he maximized the academic and extracurricular opportunities available to him at the University of Lethbridge. In addition to playing four seasons with the Pronghorn men's soccer team, he served as Students' Union president from 1991 to 1992 and graduated with honours in 1992 with a bachelor of arts degree in sociology.

David Legg continued to excel in and out of the classroom at Queen's University in Kingston, ON, where he served as Chairman of the Master of Public Administration (MPA) Students Society, received a McLaughlin Fellowship and was named to the dean's list before graduating with an MPA in 1993. He went on to doctoral studies at Yale University in New Haven, CT, where he was recognized as a Yale Scholar, Morse Fellow, Harvey Fellow and a Rotary Foundation scholarship recipient. He served as a teaching fellow at Yale College between 1994 and 1997 and a visiting lecturer at Yale Law School in 1997. He was also an honorary assistant coach of the Yale men's varsity soccer team and a graduate fellow for the Hall of Graduate Studies before completing his PhD in sociology in 2000, winning the Stout Prize for Excellence in Social Sciences. Through concurrent graduate work at the University of Oxford in England, David Legg also graduated in 2000 with a master's degree in law, where he was a Chevening Fellow from 1998 to 1999.

David Legg's graduate work allowed him to contribute his time and talent to several international projects. In the summer of 1996 he was a volunteer assistant to the Commonwealth Technical Refinement Team on the Draft Constitution of South Africa.

The University of Lethbridge Alumni Association is proud to recognize T. David Legg for his personal and professional accomplishments by presenting him with the 2007 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award.