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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

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

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

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

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