Date Published: May 23, 2016
Recognizing a Business Leader
Gupta College of Business alumna Gail Warrior, MBA '99, was recognized at the 2016
Beta Gamma Sigma induction ceremony for receiving the Medallion for Entrepreneurship.
Warrior was one of only four recipients for the international business society's award
acknowledging business leaders who contribute to the needs of society through their
"The Medallion for Entrepreneurship is awarded annually to outstanding individuals
who combine innovative business achievement with service to humanity and we are pleased
to present this award to Gail Warrior," said Christina Carosella, CEO of Beta Gamma
Sigma, which has more than 560 collegiate chapters and 30 alumni chapters worldwide.
Building a Legacy of Service
In 2007 Warrior founded the Heart of a Warrior Charitable Foundation, an educational
program created to combat summer learning loss in underserved neighborhoods. The foundation
provides free half-day STEM programs to children in an active, engaging learning environment.
Motivated by her personal journey of building her own business, Warrior launched the
Warrior Small Business Academy and the Warrior Women's Luncheon Group in 2010. Both
organizations provide mentorship to Dallas-area entrepreneurs, providing opportunities
to motivate and empower new business owners.
Professionally, Warrior has achieved several entrepreneurial successes; primarily
founding and spearheading one of the country's largest general contracting firms,
The Warrior Group. In 2014, Warrior expanded her projects into the health and fitness
industry by launching Warrior Elements. As a former bodybuilder, Warrior is passionate
about healthy living and has created a program named Warrior360Way to help others
lead healthier lives.
"No one is more deserving of this award than Gail Warrior," said Interim Dean Brett
J. L. Landry, Ph.D. "Gail epitomizes the ideals of the university. As CEO, Gail has
guided her company's strategic plan and the corporate guiding principles, creating
a company culture that celebrates superior customer service, empowerment and excellence."