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Hall of Fame Inductees

Established in 1986, the Hall of Fame honors lifetime achievement and recognizes alumni who have made significant contributions to their fields. The inductees are alumni who represent the values and philosophies of the SIU College of Business and contribute to the mission. Members of the Hall of Fame are outstanding examples of achievement and serve as role models for present and future business Salukis.

Hubert H. Avent

1999 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Senior Advisor of Division of Health Center Management
Bureau of Primary Health Care
Rockville, Maryland

At the time of induction, Avent served as senior advisor of the division of health center management for the Bureau of Primary Health Care. Previously, he was director of urban health for the Bureau of Primary Health and has over 26 years of experience in the health care delivery and health policy industries.  || 1969 BS Marketing – SIU

Richard J. Bakosh

2010 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Managing Partner
Sales Transformation & Strategy Accenture
Chicago, Illinois

At the time of induction, Bakosh served as managing partner of sales transformation and strategy for Accenture, a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Bakosh was named among the "Top 25 Sales & Marketing Leaders in the World" in 2004-2006 by Corporate Executive Board.

Kevin D. Bastien

2012 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Chief Financial Officer
Edward Jones
St. Louis, Missouri

At the time of induction, Bastien served as chief financial officer for Edward Jones, a financial services firm. Bastien started his Edward Jones career in 1996 as a director of finance and was named a principal in 1998. || 1986 BS Accounting - SIU, 1987 Masters of Accountancy

Steven Beal

2014 Hall of Fame Inductee

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President/CEO
National Railway Equipment Co.
Mt. Vernon, Illinois

At the time of induction, Beal served as president and CEO of National Railway Equipment, which encompasses fifteen US and international facilities and affiliates. Beal has been employed by NREC since 1986 and has touched every facet of the business throughout his tenure. || 1997 BS Management - SIU

Barbara Blacklock

2014 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Managing Director, Investments
Blacklock Financial Strategies Group
Wells Fargo Advisors
Carbondale, Illinois

At the time of induction, Blacklock served as managing director of investments at Blacklock Financial Strategies Group – Wells Fargo Advisors, and as a premier advisor, a distinction reserved for the firm’s top producers who have also demonstrated exceptional client service. || 1989 BS University Studies – SIU

Sean T. Boston

2008 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Division Vice President
Sears Holdings
Hoffman Estates, Illinois

At the time of induction, Boston served as division vice president and was responsible for procuring and negotiating non-merchandise contracts for Sears Holdings Corporation (SHC). Non-merchandise procurement includes the selection and supplier management for core functions such as marketing, finance, legal, ...read full profile >>

Betty L. Brennan

2006 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Co-Founder & President
Taylor Studios, Inc.
Rantoul, Illinois

At the time of induction, Brennan served as co-founder and president of Taylor Studios, Inc. Taylor Studios, established in 1992, was a custom exhibit design and fabrication firm specializing in natural history exhibits for museums and nature centers. Brennan has served on the College of Business Dean’s Advisory Board. || 1989 BS Marketing – SIU

Stephen W. Brodt

2000 Hall of Fame Inductee

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President and Owner
Western DuPage Landscaping, Inc.
Naperville, Illinois

At the time of induction, Brodt served as president and owner of Western DuPage Landscaping, Inc., a company he established in 1976. The company provided landscape architecture, landscape construction and lawn maintenance services for both the commercial and residential markets. || 1970 BS Accounting – SIU

Lawrence Burk

1996 Hall of Fame Inductee

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President and Chief Operating Officer
Alexander & Alexander International Inc.
Chatham Township, New Jersey

At the time of induction, Burk served as president and chief operating officer of Alexander & Alexander (A&A) International Inc. Prior to this appointment, he served as chairman and chief executive officer of A&A Inc. beginning in 1993. || 1965 BS Economics – SIU

John Chen

2008 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Managing Director
Foster Partners Southeast Asia
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

At the time of induction, Chen served as founder, partner and managing director of Foster Partners Southeast Asia, a leading executive search firm. Foster Partner caters to multinational companies in a broad spectrum of industries, ranging from niche manufacturing firms to Fortune 500 companies. || 1985 BS Marketing – SIU

Frederick C. Chiu

2010 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Executive Vice President
MW Polar
Norwalk, California


At the time of induction, Chiu served as executive vice president of MW Polar, a processed food importing company established by the Chiu family in 1976. The Polar brand is a national brand offering over 100 different products from all over the world through nine distribution centers located across the United States. || 1972 BS Accounting - SIU

John M. Collard

1995 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Chairman, President
Strategic Management Partners, Inc.
Annapolis, Maryland

At the time of induction, Collard served as chairman of Strategic Management Partners, Inc. He also held positions as the president of Strategic Equity Capital Investment Fund, as a special advisor to an $80M Slovene Special Restructuring Programme privatization fund and as acting president for Delta Data Systems (NASDAQ). || 1969 BS Finance – SIU

Diane R. Compardo

2012 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Principal
Moneta Group
Clayton, Missouri

At the time of induction, Compardo served as principal for Moneta Group, a comprehensive financial planning firm that provides Family CFO Services to over 2,000 clients. Named one of St. Louis’s top wealth managers in 2011, the firm is owned by its 31 principals and manages more than $11 billion in client assets. || 1991 BS Accounting - SIU; 1992 Masters of Accountancy

Harry Lee Crisp, III

2006 Hall of Fame Inductee

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President and Chief Operating Officer
Pepsi MidAmerica
Marion, Illinois

At the time of induction, Crisp served as president and chief operating officer of Pepsi MidAmerica. He was responsible for the welfare of over 700 employees, covering five states.  || 1992 BS Business Administration – SIU

George E. Curry

1997 Hall of Fame Inductee

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CAB Group Manager
Caterpillar, Inc.
Peterborough, United Kingdom / Mossville, Illinois

At the time of induction, Curry served as director of product support for Perkins Engines Company Limited since 1999, a subsidiary of Caterpillar, Inc. He wrote the strategy outlining the approach Caterpillar and Daimler/Chrysler needed to take regarding parts and service aspects of the Engine Joint Venture. || 1969 BS Marketing; 1970 MBA – SIU

Edward E. Curtis

1993 Hall of Fame Inductee

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President
Curtis Company
Mt. Vernon, Illinois

At the time of induction, Curtis served as owner and president of Curtis Distribution Center, an Indiana-based company that distributes incentive, mail order. He achieved success in his career, while also fostering the development and growth of Mt. Vernon. || 1967 MBA – SIU

Michael E. Derylo, III

2010 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Owner
Woodberry Apartments & Inter Lynk
Atherton, California

At the time of induction, Derylo served as successful real estate investor including the development, Woodberry Apartments. Derylo has owned and rented out several properties in California and Nevada. He has been also involved in an electronic equipment company, Inter Lynk. || 1968 BS Management – SIU

Patrick H. Dudasik

2006 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Executive Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer

Calamos Asset Management
Naperville, Illinois

At the time of induction, Dudasik, CPA, served as executive vice president and chief financial officer at Calamos Asset Management in Naperville, Illinois. He has been a member of a six person executive steering committee. || 1977 BS Accounting - SIU 

Jeff H. Emme

2012 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Senior Vice President-Tax
Sara Lee Corporation
Downers Grove, Illinois

At the time of induction, Emme served as senior vice president of tax for Sara Lee Corporation based in Downers Grove, Illinois. Sara Lee is a global manufacturer and marketer of consumer products. Emme is a board member of the Civic Federation of Illinois and a lifetime member of the SIU Alumni Association. || 1980 BS Accounting – SIU

William A. Fenwick

1997 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Partner
Fenwick & West
Palo Alto, California

At the time of induction, Fenwick served as partner and co-founder of Fenwick & West after having earned a law degree from Vanderbilt University in addition to his marketing degree from SIU Carbondale. He has represented numerous clients before federal and state legislative committees, including Apple Computer and the Smithsonian Institute. || 1964 BS Marketing – SIU

Thomas J. Fly

1993 Hall of Fame Inductee

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President
The Bank of Montecito
Santa Barbara, California

At the time of induction, Fly served as president of The Bank of Montecito in Santa Barbara, California. Prior to joining this branch, Fly spent 25 years with the Bank of Hawaii. || 1957 BS Marketing – SIU

Lancert A. Foster

2000 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Vice President of Finance & Administration
Ralph G. Moore & Associates
Chicago, Illinois

At the time of induction, Foster served as vice president of finance & administration at Ralph G. Moore & Associates. He began his career at Arthur Andersen & Co., subsequently started his own company, a private practice providing financial consulting and accounting services in the areas of business ...read full profile >>

Thomas J. Fowler

1993 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Vice President, Finance & Information Technology
Johnson & Johnson/Cordis
Miami, Florida

At the time of induction, Fowler served as vice president of finance and information technology at Johnson & Johnson/Cordis after having held a number of accounting positions within the organization, including financial analyst and director of finance. || 1974 BS Accounting - SIU

Michael L. Glassman

1996 Hall of Fame Inductee

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President
Glassman-Oliver Economic Consultants, Inc.
Washington, District of Columbia

At the time of induction, Glassman was the president of Glassman-Oliver Economic Consultants in Washington, DC.  || 1961 BS Business Management; 1962 MS Economics – SIU

Steven D. Goepfert

2010 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Senior Director, Internal Audit
Continental Airlines
Houston, Texas

At the time of induction, Goepfert was serving as staff vice president, internal audit, (chief auditor) for Continental Airlines Inc. in Houston, Texas, a position he held for 21 years. He retired in 2013 as vice president of Internal Audit for United Airlines in Chicago, Illinois. || 1975 BS Accounting - SIU

Bruce L. Hahn

1993 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Senior Shareholder
Allen & Company, P.S.C.
Paducah, Kentucky & Metropolis, Illinois

At the time of induction, Hahn served as a senior shareholder in Allen & Company, P.S.C. in charge of tax operations. He has also been active the SIU School of Accountancy Board of Advisors and the SIU School of Accountancy Accounting Circle. || 1977 BS Accounting - SIU

Lester Hale

2014 Hall of Fame Inductee

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President
Hale Company
Chicago, Illinois

At the time of induction, Hale served as president of Hale Company in Chicago, Illinois, where he pursued and developed relationships with men’s stores in the Midwest and select national stores. He has acquired many impressive credentials in the menswear retail industry during a career that has spanned four decades. || 1970 BS Marketing – SIU

Edward A. Hamilton

2006 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Chief Marketing and Sales Officer
Delta Dental of Missouri
St. Louis, Missouri

At the time of induction, Hamilton served as managing director of Banc of America Securities, LLC. Hamilton joined the bank in 1997 and has been responsible for a team of traders, research analysts and loan closers who made up one of the largest and most active loan trading desks in the market at that time. ...read full profile >>

Kenneth H. Hannah

2002 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis
The Boeing Company
St. Louis, Missouri

At the time of induction, Hannah served as vice president of financial planning and analysis for The Boeing Company. He was responsible for providing leadership in the development of the company’s integrated long-range business plan. Hannah has also served on the College of Business Dean’s Advisory Board.  || 1990 BS Finance – SIU

John S. Heakin

2000 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Retired Senior Vice President of Real Estate
Heakin Research, Inc.
Olympia Fields, Illinois

At the time of induction, Heakin was recognized for his services as senior vice president of real estate for Heakin Research, Inc., a large national marketing research service that operated 36 interviewing offices in 16 states at that time. Heakin has also served on the College of Business Dean’s ...read full profile >>

Teresa Hirsch

1993 Hall of Fame Inductee

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National Business Manager - Wireless
GTE
Irving, Texas

At the time of induction, Hirsch served as national wireless business manager of GTE Telephone Operations. She has held a variety of positions with GTE, including manager of market planning and market intelligence supervisor. || 1976 BS Marketing - SIU

Maria Hughes

2016 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Vice President/Enterprise Business Solutions
Humana
Louisville, Kentucky

At the time of induction, Hughes served as vice president of Enterprise Solutions at Humana, a Kentucky- based health insurance company that serves more than 13 million customers across the United States, providing consulting and business services expertise. || 1990 BS Marketing - SIU

Kenneth J. Hull

1998 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Retired Chairman, President and CEO
Follett Corporation
River Grove, Illinois

At the time of induction, Hull was recognized for his services at Follett Corporation. Throughout his career at Follett Corporation, he held various roles, including vice president finance and chief financial officer, division controller, corporate controller and treasurer prior to his election as chairman, ...read full profile >>

Elaine Hyden

1997 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Vice President for Financial Services and Board Treasurer
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, Illinois

At the time of induction, Hyden was recognized for her services at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Beginning as a staff auditor in 1980, she was promoted to vice president for financial services in 2000 and held the position until her retirement in December 2003. She also served as treasurer on the SIU Board of Trustees. || 1971 BS Journalism; 1980 M.Acc. – SIU

Martine P. Jackson

2010 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Principal Partner
Rhode & Jackson, P.C.
Carbondale, Illinois

At the time of induction, Jackson served as managing partner of Rhode & Jackson. She has providing counsel and litigation services to both public and private institutions and businesses. || 1997 – MBA Business Administration - SIU; 1997 – JD Law – SIU

Elizabeth F. Kepuraitis

2008 Hall of Fame Inductee

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President
F&B Manufacturing
Phoenix, Arizona

At the time of induction, Kepuraitis served as president of F&B Manufacturing, a premier manufacturer of formed metal products. Customers included General Electric, Pratt & Whitney, Honeywell, Boeing, LAM Research, NASA and the United States Military. Kepuraitis has served on the College of Business Dean’s Advisory Board. || 1981 BS Accounting SIU 

Rodney W. Kinzinger

2004 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Partner
Enterprise Risk Services, Deloitte & Touche LLP
Parsippany, New Jersey

At the time of induction, Kinzinger served as partner in the Enterprise risk services division of Deloitte & Touche. Deloitte, one of the world’s largest accounting firms serving over one-half of the world’s largest companies, specializes in audit, tax consulting and advisory services.  || 1987 BS Accounting – SIU

Richard W. Klassen

2008 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Chief Marketing and Sales Officer
Delta Dental of Missouri
St. Louis, Missouri

At the time of induction, Klassen served as chief marketing and sales officer for Delta Dental of Missouri, a provider of dental benefits for 1,300 companies serving more than 500,000 primary subscribers. Klassen has served on the College of Business Dean’s Advisory Board. || 1972 Aviation – SIU; 1975 BS Marketing & Management – SIU

George E. Klenovich

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Office Managing Principal
CohnReznick, LLP
Chicago, Illinois

At the time of induction, Klenovich served as managing partner of CohnReznick’s Chicago office and actively served on his firm’s Executive Board as well as other national committees with CohnReznick. || 1980 BS Accounting - SIU

William J. Kwasniewski

1993 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Chief Financial Officer
Your Staff, Inc.
Woodland Hills, California

At the time of induction, Kwasniewski served as chief financial officer of Your Staff, Inc., a subsidiary of Kelly Services, Inc. Before joining Your Staff, Inc. he held a variety of positions with companies such as The Coca-Cola Company, Bell & Howell Company and Ernst & Young. || 1968 BS Accounting - SIU

Donald LeBeau

1998 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Retired Senior Vice President - Worldwide Operations
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Menlo Park, California

At the time of induction, LeBeau was recognized for his services as senior vice president of worldwide operations at Cisco Systems, Inc. in Menlo Park, California. After doubling revenues and profit annually for two years, LeBeau was given responsibility for Cisco’s Worldwide Operations. || 1974 BS Management – SIU

Greg A. Lee

2004 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Senior Vice President of Human Resources
Sears, Roebuck and Company
Hoffman Estates, Illinois

At the time of induction, Lee served as senior vice president of human resources at Sears, Roebuck and Company in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. He has been responsible for leading Sears through culture change to embrace diverse high-performance work styles and productivity advancements through people strategies. Lee ...read full profile >>

Bert Levan

1997 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Vice President of Human Resources
Shell Oil Company
Houston, Texas

At the time of induction, Levan served as vice president of human resources for Shell Oil. He began his long and distinguished career at Shell in 1966 as a labor relations analyst at the company’s Wood River, Illinois refinery. Levan has remained in labor relations and personnel management throughout his career. || 1964 BS Management – SIU

Michael “Mickey” B. Levitt

2004 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Chief Executive Officer
Consolidated Foam Inc.
Lincolnshire, Illinois

At the time of induction, Levitt served as owner and chief executive officer of Consolidated Foam, Inc., a manufacturer of lawn and garden products for consumer and commercial use. He has also served on the College of Business Dean’s Advisory Board. || 1961 BS Accounting – SIU

Richard E. Ludwig

1995 Hall of Fame Inductee

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President
TECO Power Services Corporation
Tampa, Florida

At the time of induction, Ludwig served as president and chief operating officer of TECO Power Services that he founded in 1990. He began his career with New York State Electric & Gas Corporation and later became the president and chief operating officer of TECO Investments and TECO Finance. || 1969 BS Finance – SIU

Lawrence A. Luebbers

1998 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Partner – International Tax
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
Toyko, Japan

At the time of induction, Luebbers served as partner of international tax of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, in Tokyo, Japan. He also held a position as director of the national office for the firm’s International Executive Services Practice and served on the faculty of the Andersen International Tax Master’s Program. || 1980 BS Accounting – SIU

Richard K. McCord

1994 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Senior Vice President - Corporate Development
First of America Bank Corporation
Kalamazoo, Michigan

At the time of induction, McCord served as senior vice president of First of America Bank Corporation. Prior to his nomination in 1993, he held various roles in marketing, lending and fund management with the organization. Before joining First of America Bank, McCord was employed with Caterpillar Tractor Company for 10 years. || 1968 BS Finance – SIU

Reina Irene Mejia-Chacon

2016 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Citigroup Country Officer (CCO)
Citibank Honduras
Honduras

At the time of induction, Mejia-Chacon served as the Citigroup Country Officer (CCO)  for Citibank Honduras and Corporate and Investment Bank Head for Honduras and Nicaragua. Mejia-Chacon has held various positions at the Citibank throughout her 19 years at the company. || 1992 MBA – SIU

Brian L. Merriman

1995 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Vice President and General Manager
Electronic Imaging Division
Toshiba Corporation
Irvine, California

At the time of induction, Merriman served as vice president, general manager of the Toshiba America Information Systems Electronic Imaging Division. Prior to this appointment, Merriman held positions with Addressograph Division of A.M. Corporation from which he transferred to Royal Business Machines and Konica Business Machines. || 1959 BS Finance and BS Marketing – SIU

Dimitri Monge

1994 Hall of Fame Inductee

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President
Airtex Products
Fairfield, Illinois

At the time of induction, Monge served as president of Airtex Products, the leading southern Illinois-based U.S. automotive aftermarket manufacturer of electrical and mechanical fuel delivery system components. || 1973 MBA – SIU

Ralph G. Moore

1994 Hall of Fame Inductee

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President
Ralph G. Moore and Associates
Chicago, Illinois

At the time of induction, Moore served as president of Ralph G. Moore & Associates (RGMA). He began his career as a staff accountant and went on to become vice president of the Chicago-based Minority Enterprise Small Business Investment Company (MESBIC). || 1971 BS Accounting – SIU

Thomas A. Mowatt

2004 Hall of Fame Inductee

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President
Champion Laboratories, Inc.
Albion, Illinois

At the time of induction, Mowatt was recognized for his services as president of Champion Laboratories, Inc., a provider of filtration products for automotive, industrial, marine, fuel dispensing and hydraulic applications. Mowatt was also the founder of CST, Inc., in Mt. Carmel, Illinois. || 1963 BS Management – SIU

Richard A. Navarre

1998 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Peabody Energy Corporation
St. Louis, Missouri

At the time of induction, Navarre served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Peabody Energy Corporation. In 1993, Navarre first became director of financial planning, then controller of Peabody Group. Peabody Energy Corporation is the world's largest private-sector coal company and ...read full profile >>

Richard Norwood

1995 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Partner
Aston, Roberts & Associates, Inc.
Los Alamitos, California

At the time of induction, Norwood served as partner with Aston, Roberts & Associates, Inc. He has also worked for Standard Oil of New Jersey and 3M Company as a sales representative before moving on to R.H. Donnelley where he became director of national sales. || 1967 BS Marketing - SIU

Ray Osmus

1994 Hall of Fame Inductee

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General Manager
Jefferson Smufit Corporation
Hanover Park, Illinois

At the time of induction, Osmus served as general manager of Jefferson Smufit Corporation. Before joining the Illinois-based company, Osmus held positions as sales manager of various plants, general sales manager for National Accounts and director of marketing for the 700 million dollar Container Division. || 1975 MBA - SIU

Stephen M. Parks

2012 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Vice President Taxes - Infrastructure
General Electric Company
Fairfield, Connecticut

At the time of induction, Parks served as vice president of taxes and infrastructure for General Electric (GE), an advanced technology, services and finance company dedicated to innovation in energy, health, transportation, and infrastructure. Parks is a lifetime member of the SIU Alumni Association. || 1980 BS Accounting – SIU

Elwyn K. Patterson

1993 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Vice President
Wachovia Corporation
Atlanta, Georgia

At the time of induction, Patterson served as vice president of Wachovia Corporation in Atlanta. He is also a certified cash manager (CCM) and major owner of Benson & Patterson, Inc. || 1977 BS Management - SIU

Paul C. Pecorin

1994 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Vice President/Chief Information Officer
Lillian Vernon Corporation
New Rochelle, New York

At the time of induction, Pecorin served as vice president and chief information officer for Lillian Vernon Corporation and was responsible for Management Information Systems and voice and data management. || 1978 MBA - SIU

Scott M. Pranger

2004 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Senior Vice President and General Manager
Digital Insight Corporation
Atlanta, Georgia

At the time of induction, Pranger served as senior vice president and general manager of Digital Insight Corporation, the leader in internet banking services. Digital Insight offers profit-generating opportunities to its clients through secure, reliable, and scalable products and services. || 1986 BS Marketing - SIU 

Joseph E. Price

1994 Hall of Fame Inductee

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President and CEO
AGRIS Corporation
Roswell, Georgia

At the time of induction, Price served as founder and president of AGRIS Corporation and led his company to become the leading supplier of accounting software for the agribusiness industry. In 1971, Price received his MBA from SIU Carbondale where he taught courses in Management Principles and Information Systems. || 1970 BS Management, 1971 MBA - SIU

Allen J. Price

1999 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Market Manager
Mercedes-Benz, U.S.A.
Jacksonville, Florida

At the time of induction, Price served as market manager of Mercedes-Benz. He began his career in 1975 and has served in different positions including regional sales manager for the Chicago region and manager of field operations. In his role as market manager, Price was responsible for the overall accountability of the retail network. || 1974 BS Marketing – SIU

Susie Rashid

2008 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Consultant
SWR LLC
Evanston, Illinois

At the time of induction, Rashid was the chief administrative officer/chief financial officer for Element 79 Partners, LLC, a leading full service advertising agency who strategically partners with clients to solve their marketing communications challenges. Rashid has served on the College of Business ...read full profile >>

John M. Renfro

2000 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Senior Vice President of Human Resources
Gateway, Inc.
San Diego, California

At the time of induction, Renfro served as senior vice president of human resources for Gateway, Inc. Gateway, a Fortune 200 company, was the leader in the consumer PC industry at that time. Renfro has also served on the College of Business Dean’s Advisory Board. || 1982 BS Management - SIU

Robert L. Rich, III

1999 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Senior Vice President - Downstream Business
Exxon Company, U.S.A.
Houston, Texas

At the time of induction, Rich, III, served as senior vice president – Downstream Business, of Exxon Company, U.S.A., He commenced his career in 1965 as a retail salesman. After several marketing assignments, including retail business district manager in Long Island, the Anna native joined Esso and became vice president in 1990. || 1965 BS Finance - SIU 

Frank A. Rosenbaum

1996 Hall of Fame Inductee

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President
Frank A. Rosenbaum, P.C.
Troy, Michigan

At the time of induction, Rosenbaum served as president of his own medium size full-service certified public accounting and management consulting group that he had started in 1979. He began his career with Ford Motor Company and KPMG Peat Marwick in Detroit. || 1969 BS Management – SIU

Djuandi “Andy” Saat

1993 Hall of Fame Inductee

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President
National Medical Specialty, Inc.
Youngwood, Pennsylvania

At the time of induction, Saat served as president of National Medical Specialty Inc., in addition to his roles as vice president of marketing & sales of Hayes Medical, Inc. His previous work experiences includes positions with the American Cyanamid and with Johnson & Johnson. || 1983 BS Finance - SIU

William T. Schram

1994 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Sovereign Specialty Chemicals
Chicago, Illinois

At the time of induction, Schram served as vice president and chief financial officer of Specialty Chemicals Group. He started his career with the Morton International in 1975 as an accounting systems projects manager. In 1996, he co-founded Sovereign Specialty Chemicals in Chicago. || 1971 BS Accounting- SIU

Vern Schroeder

1997 Hall of Fame Inductee

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President
Weiser Lock Company
Tuscon, Arizona

At the time of induction, Schroeder served as president of Weiser Lock Company. Previously, he has held several top management positions. He was president of the two American Brands Office Products companies Data Forms and Acme Visible Records and served as executive vice president and chief operating ...read full profile >>

Anthony E. Schubert

1996 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Partner
Contract Exchange Corporation
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

At the time of induction, Schubert served as president of Contract Exchange Corporation, a business he founded in 1981, which specializes in sourcing, obtaining and servicing private mortgage paper. Prior to that, he served as manager for New Benefits, the first professional contract and mortgage paper buyer in Iowa. || 1976 MBA - SIU

Diane K. Schumacher

1996 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Cooper Industries, Inc.
Houston, Texas

At the time of induction, Schumacher served as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Cooper Industries. Prior to this appointment in 1995, she held the position of a judicial law clerk for the Illinois Appellate Court after receiving her law degree from DePaul University in 1977. || 1974 BS Economics - SIU

Herbert S. Shear

1995 Hall of Fame Inductee

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President and CEO
GENCO Distribution System
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

At the time of induction, Shear served as president and CEO of his own company, GENCO Distribution System, which is one of the country’s largest third-party logistics provider. Shear was a recognized entrepreneurial industry leader whose innovations in reverse logistics have notably changed the logistics landscape. || 1970 BS Marketing - SIU

Paul G. Shelton

1994 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Senior Vice President/Chief Financial Officer
AMCOL Internatinoal Corporation
Arlington Heights, Illinois

At the time of induction, Shelton served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of AMCOL International Corporation (formerly American Colloid Company) where he held various management positions for more than 12 years. || 1975 BS Accounting - SIU

Kirk E. Siefkas

2002 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Chief Information Officer
Deere & Company
Moline, Illinois

At the time of induction, Siefkas served as chief information officer of Deere & Company, the premier producer of agricultural equipment since 1963. Previously, Siefkas was as a founding partner with Diamond Management & Technology consulting as well as chief executive officer at John Deere food Origins. || 1980 BS Management – SIU; 1981 MBA – SIU

Sunil Sinha, MD

2016 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Market Medical Director
JenCare
Richmond, Virginia

At the time of induction, Sinha served as market medical director for Virginia of JenCare, which is a Medicare Advantage HMO joint venture between Humana and ChenMed Inc. Sinha was also appointed by President Barack Obama to serve a three-year term as a judge for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award program. || 1998 MBA – SIU

Robert J. Siracusano

2008 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Senior Financial Advisor and Branch Manager
Wachovia Securities Financial Network
Naperville, Illinois

At the time of induction, Siracusano served as senior financial advisor and branch manager of Wachovia Securities Financial Network in Naperville, Illinois. Wachovia Securities Financial Network offers financial advisory, brokerage, asset management and other financial services nationwide. Siracusano has ...read full profile >>

Gus E. Smith

2004 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Partner
Accenture
San Francisco, California

At the time of induction, Smith served as managing partner in the Western Region of Accenture in San Francisco, California. Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with net revenues of $11.82 billion in 2003. Smith has also served on the College of Business Dean’s Advisory Board. || 1977 BS Finance - SIU 

T. Firuz Soyuer

2010 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Managing Partner & Co-Founder
DTZ Pamir & Soyuer
Istanbul, Turkey

At the time of induction, Soyuer served as managing partner and co-founder of DTZ Pamir & Soyuer, a real estate advisory company established in 1993 in Istanbul, Turkey, which is affiliated with DTZ Debenham Tie Leung, a leading global real estate advisory firm operating from 200 offices in 40 countries. || 1988 MBA Finance – SIU

Paul L. Stein

1994 Hall of Fame Inductee

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General Agent
Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance
Troy, Michigan

At the time of induction, Stein served as general agent of Northwestern Mutual Life. Joining the company in 1969, he first held the position as an insurance agent before his promotion in 1985. Stein is a life member of the Million Dollar Round Table and was a Who's Who in the Midwest. || 1966 BS Management - SIU

Drew Stoker

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Senior Manager – Contracts
Boeing Defense, Security & Space
St. Louis, Missouri

At the time of induction, Stoker served as senior contracts manager at The Boeing Company, where he has worked for more than 30 years. Stoker is also a former U.S. Navy pilot and has participated in extensive career deployments and trained new officers to become Naval Flight Officers. || 1975 BS Finance - SIU

John W. Stone

1993 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Retired Executive Director
Compliance, Supervision and Resolutions Divisions
FDIC
Washington, DC

At the time of induction, Stone was recognized for his services as executive director of compliance, supervision and resolutions divisions. He started his career as assistant regional director of FDIC where he held various top-level management positions. || 1965 BS Financial Management - SIU

Timothy G. Towle

1994 Hall of Fame Inductee

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President
Boulevard Bank
Chicago, Illinois

At the time of induction, Towle served as president of Boulevard Bank. Prior to his appointment, he was employed as collection manager and responsible for supervising and administering the Collection Division. He later became vice president of Consumer Finance Division and senior vice president of Retail Banking. || 1971 BS Finance - SIU

Steve 'Rudy' Vonachen

1999 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Senior Vice President of Sales
Vonachen Service and Supply
Peoria, Illinois

At the time of induction, Vonachen served as senior vice president of sales of Vonachen Service and Supply. He used his education at SIU Carbondale to develop the self-discipline that allowed him to succeed throughout his entire career in his father’s company business. || 1965 BS Marketing - SIU 

Joseph Wai

1993 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Executive Vice President &
Chief Financial Officer

Orbit Semiconductor, Inc.
Sunnyvale, California

At the time of induction, Wai served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Orbit Semiconductor Inc. He has also held the positions as manager of international assets, corporate cash manager and senior auditor at Trans Union Corporation. || 1969 BS Accounting – SIU

Rick E. Winningham

2006 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Chief Executive Officer
Theravance, Inc.
South San Francisco, California

At the time of induction, Winningham served as chief executive officer of Theravance, Inc., a public biopharmaceutical company with discovery and development programs in infectious disease, asthma/COPD, and overactive bladder disease and gastroprokinetic disorders.  | 1981 BS Finance – SIU

Omar Winter

1994 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Vice President and General Manager
Sunstrand Corporation
Rockford, Illinois

At the time of induction, Winter served as president and general manager of Sundstrand Corporation. He began his career at Sundstrand Corporation as the director of Customer Service and was five years later promoted to vice president of Customer Marketing and Service. || 1958 BS Business Administration - SIU

Mark C. Zweig

1993 Hall of Fame Inductee

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President and CEO
Zweig White & Associates, Inc.
Natick, Massachusetts

At the time of induction, Mark served as president, CEO and majority stockholder for Zweig White & Associates, Inc. Prior to founding Zweig White & Associates in 1988, he held positions as marketing and human resources director for two national engineering and planning firms. || 1979 BS Administrative Services - SIU