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Hall of Fame Inductees,1980-1989

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 >>