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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. Nominations for the Hall of Fame are accepted year round.

Edward H. Aikman

1987 Hall of Fame Inductee

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President
United Manufacturer’s Service, Inc.
Marion, Illinois

At the time of induction, Aikman served as president of United Manufacturer’s Service, Inc. He began his career with E. Blankenship & Company. He has since organized the United Manufacturer’s Service spin-off of E. Blankenship, and was active in the ownership and management of both companies.  || 1948 BS Business Administration – SIU

Robert E. Arroyo

1992 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Law Partner and Co-Chair, Litigation Service Group
Keck, Mahin and Cate
Chicago, Illinois

At the time of induction, Arroyo served as partner and co-chair of litigation service group of Keck, Mahin and Cate, a major Chicago law firm. While attending law school, he began his career in marketing with U.S. Gypsum Company and later joined Keck, Mahin and Cate, a Chicago law firm. || 1970 BS Marketing – SIU

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

Rox W. Bailey

1989 Hall of Fame Inductee

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President, CEO
Mr. Coffee Concepts, Inc.
Charlotte, North Carolina

At the time of induction, Bailey served as president and CEO of Mr. Coffee Concepts, Inc. Previously, held positions in Engineering, Operation, Manufacturing and Logistics with AT&T, General Foods Corporation and S&D COFFE, Inc. a national, international manufacturing sourcing, product and market development firm. || 1969 BS Industrial Management & BS Marketing - SIU

James R. Baines

1989 Hall of Fame Inductee

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President, Owner and Founder
Prairie State Packaging, Inc.
Batavia, Illinois

At the time of induction, Baines served as president, owner and founder of Prairie State Packaging, Inc. He was also president of Pi Sigma Epsilon. The entrepreneurial bug bit in 1984 when he started his own corporation.  || 1970 BS Administrative Science – 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

David A. Bayer

1991 Hall of Fame Inductee

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President
dbX Corporation
St. Louis, Missouri

At the time of induction, Bayer served as president and owner of dbX Corporation. Prior to his appointment, he had been the owner and operator of paging and cellular systems in the United States through his company, CyberTel Corporation for over 20 years. In November 1991, CyberTel was sold to Ameritech Corporation. || 1961 BS Marketing – SIU

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

John A. Becker

1989 Hall of Fame Inductee

Chairman of the Board and President
Charter Bank
Sparta, Illinois

At the time of induction, Becker served as chairman of the board and president of Charter Bank. He has also been director and vice chairman of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago and director of the Illinois Service Corporation. || 1956 BS Business Administration – SIU

Larry K. Becker

1991 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
The Horace Mann Companies
Springfield, Illinois

At the time of induction, Becker served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of The Horace Mann Insurance Companies where he began his career as an internal auditor in 1970. || 1970 BS Accounting - 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

Kevin M. Blakely

1989 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Executive Vice President
KeyCorp
Cleveland, Ohio

At the time of induction, Blakely served as executive vice president for Credit Policy and risk management of KeyCorp, one of the largest banking companies in the U.S. Prior to this role, Blakely was the senior vice president in charge of Asset Review at Ameritrust. || 1973 BS Finance – 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

Raymond S. Caruso

1992 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Executive Vice President
Backer Spielvogel Bates, Inc.
Dublin, Ohio

At the time of induction, Caruso served as executive vice president of the worldwide advertising agency Backer Spielvogel Bates, Inc. (BSB) and as general manager of the agency's Columbus, Ohio office. Caruso was also president of the Institute of Cultural Affairs and vice president of the International ...read full profile >>

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

James L. Clairmont

1992 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Chairman/CEO
The Nissen Company
Webster City, Iowa

At the time of induction, Clairmont served as chairman and CEO of Nissen, a manufacturer and marketer of specialty meat products in Webster City, Iowa. He was twice named International Multifoods Consumer Division Profit Center Manager of the Year. || 1971 BS Business Management – 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

George H. Cook, Jr.

1992 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Vice President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer
MacLean-Fogg Company
Mundelein, Illinois

At the time of induction, Cook served as vice president, finance & chief financial officer of MacLeanFogg, a manufacturer of automotive and electrical parts. Previous positions include as vice president and chief financial officer at CR Industries and senior vice president and chief financial officer of Boulevard Bancorp. || 1973 BS Accounting & BS Finance – SIU

Jon Covington

1989 Hall of Fame Inductee

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U.S. Director
World Market Strategies Ltd.
Cupertino, California

At the time of induction, Convington served as U.S. director of World Market Strategies Ltd. He was also involved with his own corporation, a real estate development firm, The Holding Company, Ltd. He generously sponsored the SIU Carbondale, Covington Entrepreneurial Award.  || 1972 BS Marketing – SIU; 1980 MBA – 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

Robert A. Disbrow

1992 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Partner
Sleeper, Disbrow, Morrison, Tarro & Lively P.C.
Decatur, Illinois

At the time of induction, Disbrow served as partner of his own company Sleeper, Disbrow, Morrison, Tarro & Lively. He began his career with Ernst & Ernst and joined Peat Marwick & Mitchell before starting his own firm. Disbrow is a charter member of the SIU College of Business School of Accountancy Board of Advisors. || 1967 BS Accounting & 1971 MBA – SIU

Robert L. Doretti

1986 Hall of Fame Inductee

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President
Doretti & Associates
Thousand Oaks, California

At the time of induction, Doretti served as president of Doretti & Associates. He founded the contract management and business development firm to foster corporate restructuring in 1990. Before that, he was employed with Wang Laboratories, Inc. for 19 years, and held positions as senior vice president and as a corporate officer of U.S Operations. || 1985 MBA – 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

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

Tommy J. Harris

1989 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Chief Financial Officer
Time Warner Cable
Stamford, Connecticut

At the time of induction, Harris served as chief financial officer of Time Warner Cable. Previous work experience includes various roles within the American Television and Communications (ATC) Corporation, such as assistant controller and vice president. || 1969 BS Accounting – SIU

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 >>

Ted A. Hutton

1986 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Director of Human Resources, Industrial Control Group
Rockwell Automation/Allen-Bradley
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

At the time of induction, Hutton served as director of human resources, Industrial Control Group at Allen-Bradley / Rockwell Automation. Over his career, Hutton has been a leader in professional societies and community organizations in the Milwaukee area and kept strong ties with the College of Business. || 1964 BS Management – SIU

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

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

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

Gary L. Lindsay

1991 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Director of Planning and International Business
Monsanto
St. Louis, Missouri

At the time of induction, Lindsay served as director of planning and international business of Monsanto Plastics Business Unit, primarily in charge of the Fibers Business Unit implementation of a re-engineering project. He previously held various other roles such as a sales representative, market manager, planning and analysis director. || 1966 BS Economics - SIU

Charles B. Lounsbury

1986 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Vice President and Officer
The Toro Company
Minneapolis, Minnesota

At the time of induction, Lounsbury served as vice president and officer of the Toro Company. He was a member on the College of Business Dean’s External Advisory Board from 1996-2011. || 1965 BS Marketing – 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

Donald R. Margenthaler

1991 Hall of Fame Inductee

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President
John Deere Foundation
Deere & Company
Moline, Illinois

At the time of induction, Margenthaler served as president of the John Deere Foundation with Deere & Company. Associated with the organization for more than 33 years, he has served a variety of positions, ranging from foreman to president. He was also the chairman of local, regional and national ...read full profile >>

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

Paul Miner

1992 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Vice President, Program Management Office
GTE Telephone Operations
Irving, Texas

At the time of induction, Miner served as vice president of Program Management Office for Telops' Process Reengineering project at GTE Telephone Operations. Previous experiences include positions in Customer and Network Operations and International Operations Support. || 1966 BS Business Administration – 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

J. Thomas Montgomery, Jr.

1989 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Vice President and Controller
Valhi, Inc.
Dallas, Texas

At the time of induction, Montgomery served as vice president and controller of Valhi, Inc. Prior to this assignment, Montgomery represented Arthur Young and Company in Jakarta, Indonesia for a two-year appointment 1979-82. He joined Valhi in 1995. || 1968 BS Accounting – 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

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

Gary N. Parrish

1989 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Vice President and Resident Manager
A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc.
Carbondale, Illinois

At the time of induction, Parrish served as vice president and resident manager of A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc. Among other professional roles, he worked for the Carbondale Savings and Loan Association as an accounting and investment officer and R. Rowland Company as a branch manager. || 1970 BS Finance – 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

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

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

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

Richard Roth

1989 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Managing Partner
Kemper CPA Group L.L.C.
Robinson, Illinois

At the time of induction, Roth served as managing partner of Kemper CPA Group L.L.C. He was also a member on the SIU Carbondale School of Accountancy Board of Advisors. || 1964 BS Accounting – 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

Vincent Sauget

1986 Hall of Fame Inductee

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President
Sauget Properties, Ltd.
Sauget, Illinois

At the time of induction, Sauget served as president of Sauget Properties, Ltd, a firm he founded in 1974. From 1965 to 1966, he was associated with Dow Jones, Inc. and conducted market analysis studies. His side-line business of constructing buildings for resale merged with Metrix, Inc. in 1974. || 1962 BS Finance – SIU

Paul G. Schoen

1989 Hall of Fame Inductee

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President
Chariot Marine Fabricators & Industrial Corp.
West Frankfort, Illinois

At the time of induction, Schoen served as president of Chariot Marine Fabricators & Industrial Corp., which he co-founded. After receiving his law degree and being admitted to practice in 1970, Schoen's first assignment was with the law office of Medlin, Zimmer & South. He started his own practice with FSMG in 1977. || 1967 BS Accounting – 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

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

J. Daniel Snyder

1986 Hall of Fame Inductee

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President & CEO
Calumet Coach Company
Calumet City, Illinois

At the time of induction, Snyder served as president and CEO of Calumet Coach Company, a company he launched based on his knowledge and experience in industry technology he acquired in his former role as division manager, manufacturing and distribution of True Temper Corp. He is a donor of the Nosotti ad Snyder International Scholarship Fund. || 1971 MBA – 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

Robert G. Stevens

1986 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Senior Partner
Financial Management Partners
Annapolis, Maryland

At the time of induction, Stevens served as senior partner of Financial Management Partners. Prior to this role, he directed First American Bankshares, Inc., a $10 billion multi-state bank holding company. He was also a director of the Student Loan Marketing Association and a charter member of the College of ...read full profile >>

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

Randall N. Targhetta

1991 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Owner and Partner
T. C. Premier Enterprises
Houston, Texas

At the time of induction, Targhetta served as owner and partner of Monsanto where he held various financial positions. In 1986, he first served as superintendent of accounting & business analysis for Savannah River Plant and then started his own consulting firm T.C. Premier Enterprises for small and medium-size businesses. || 1973 BS Accounting - SIU

Allan T. Tichy

1992 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Senior Vice President
Vining-Sparks IBG
Memphis, Tennessee

At the time of induction, Tichy served as senior vice president and an institutional financial consultant with Vining-Sparks IBG. Previously, Tichy held positions as institutional sales representative and financial institution coordinator with Union Planters Investment Bankers Group, Inc. (UPIBG) and KPMG Peat Marwick. || 1972 BS Accounting - SIU

Don L. Tomala

1992 Hall of Fame Inductee

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President and Managing Partner
Matrix Partners, Ltd.
Itasca, Illinois

At the time of induction, Tomala served as president and managing partner of Matrix Partners, Ltd., a marketing consulting and advertising company he founded in 1989 with his partner Dennis Abelson. Before owning his own company he worked for Quaker Oats, Sara Lee, Nestle and McCullough Cartwright. || 1969 BS Management & 1970 MBA - 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 

David W. Waggoner

1992 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Executive Vice President
Firstbank of Illinois Co.
Springfield, Illinois

At the time of induction, Waggoner served as executive vice president-north region of Firstbank of Illinois Co. Prior to assuming corporate responsibilities in 1994, Waggoner was employed at the United Illinois Bank of Southern Illinois since 1971 and had been president and chief executive officer since 1984. || 1970 BS Business Management - SIU

Joseph Wai

1993 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Executive VP &
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

William W. Walsh, Jr. William W. Walsh, Jr.

1991 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Vice President and Controller
Leprino Foods Company
Denver, Colorado

At the time of induction, Walsh served as vice president and controller of Leprino Foods Company. Prior to this appointment, he held accounting positions with several companies, including Touche Ross (now Deloitte & Touche) and Nabisco Brands and passed his CPA exam in 1974. || 1972 BS Accounting - 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 & Assoc., 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