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Press Release


April 14, 2009

(Albuquerque, NM) Economic times are tough, but that doesnít mean students canít succeed in the business world. They can learn how to use the current financial environment to their advantage with some valuable advice from Anderson School of Management graduate Shane Evangelist.

Evangelist graduated from Anderson with a degree in business administration and earned an MBA from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University. He is now the Chief Executive Officer of U.S. Auto Parts Network, a leading online provider of aftermarket auto parts and accessories.

Prior to joining U.S. Auto Parts, Evangelist served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Blockbuster Online where he was responsible for leading the creation, development and launch of Blockbuster's online movie rental service. Under his leadership, Blockbuster grew monthly unique visitors faster than any other e-commerce company in 2004. In 2007 he was named one of the "Top 40 Marketing Executives Under 40" by Advertising Age magazine.

Evangelist will return to Anderson on Tuesday, April 21 to present Indentifying and Exploiting Competitive Advantages in the Current Economy. The presentation and question and answer session will begin in the Jackson Student Center at 4:00 p.m. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided. Seating is limited and reservations are strongly encouraged at

The presentation is sponsored by Net Impact with support from AMA, Delta Sigma Pi, AGBS and the Anderson Development Office.


The Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico is dedicated to excellence in professional management education. At the Anderson School, faculty, staff, and students are committed to shaping the intellect and character of the next generation of business leaders, advancing the knowledge and practice of management, promoting economic development, and building a vibrant intellectual community that serves the highest and best interests of all our stakeholders.

The School was founded in 1947 and now offers more than a dozen concentrations at the BBA and MBA levels and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in the top 20% of business schools in the nation. The School is funded by the State of New Mexico and further support is generated by The Anderson School of Management Foundation. For more information, the public can visit, email, or call (505) 277-6471.