December 09, 2013
Communication and Marketing
Jason Case's company website boasts that it's the leader in snow removal. On Sunday, Dec. 8, the 2003 Saint Anselm College business grad became the leader in something else: a reality TV game show viewed by 10 million people.
Case and his girlfriend, Amy Diaz, ran across the finish line of "The Amazing Race," in Juneau, Alaska, holding hands. They had competed against 10 other couples and had six second-place finishes as they covered approximately 35,000 miles in the course of the contest.
In nine countries, including Japan, United Arab Emirates and Indonesia, Case and Diaz shared such joys as eating snake meat and jumping into a freezing fjord. Their final (and victorious) challenge was to build a wall of totem poles using the first letter of the currency of all the countries in which they competed.
VIDEO: Watch highlights from the season below.
In his day job, Jason Case is concerned with snow: pushing it, hauling it, and melting it. He is the president of Case Snow Management, which provides consultation and guidance to winter operations managers and contractors throughout New England. Under his leadership, the company has grown to more than $6 million in revenues and 300 locations.
The 33-year-old developed business management acumen at Saint Anselm, where he also played on the football team. He earned a Certificate of Professional Achievement in Construction Project Management from Northeastern University.
Professor Michael McGuinness remembers him as being outgoing and having a good sense of humor. The economics and business professor would like a little credit for Case's success, too. "He must have learned in international business class about how to negotiate around those nine countries," he jokes.
Assistant Athletic Director Neil Duval says, "He's one of those kids that leave a lasting impression of high character. He worked hard and played hard and would give you the shirt off his back, even if he'd never met you before."