• Shown here is Air Tractor Vice President of Finance David Ickert. Ickert was recently honored by Midwestern State.

Midwestern State honors Ickert

David Ickert, vice president of finance for Air Tractor Inc., was honored by his alma mater, Midwestern State University, during its Alumni Association’s Homecoming brunch Oct. 29. He was named the Dillard College of Business Administration Distinguished Alumnus by MSU in Wichita Falls. 

Because of his international financial knowledge, Ickert has served on numerous committees on foreign trade and economics, including presidential forums, and has testified before various U.S. Senate and House committees. Air Tractor manufactures agricultural and forestry airplanes that are sold around the world using programs of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. 

Ickert says Midwestern provided him with a great overall education, especially professors Dr. Robert Madera, Charles Tittle, and Marjorie Reeder in the accounting department. “As time has gone by, I realize and appreciate the solid foundation that I received from these three individuals,” Ickert said. “Not only did they equip their students to compete in the business world, and against any school, but they were wonderful people. For that, to them and Midwestern – I am very grateful.”

Ickert earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from MSU in 1974. He and his wife Marilynn (’74) were co-recipients of the Outstanding Business Student award their senior year.

Each year, MSU’s six colleges honor an alumna/us whose accomplishments and careers have brought credit to the university. Honorees must be distinguished in their profession or life’s work. They must be a person of integrity and demonstrated ability who will inspire others by their recognition. They must reflect the importance of their education at MSU and show pride and a continuing interest in their alma mater.

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