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1994 Hall of Fame Inductees

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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