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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

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

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 

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