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Sean T. Boston

2008 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Division Vice President
Sears Holdings
Hoffman Estates, Illinois

At the time of induction, Boston served as division vice president and was responsible for procuring and negotiating non-merchandise contracts for Sears Holdings Corporation (SHC). Non-merchandise procurement includes the selection and supplier management for core functions such as marketing, finance, ...read full profile >>

John Chen

2008 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Managing Director
Foster Partners Southeast Asia
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

At the time of induction, Chen served as founder, partner and managing director of Foster Partners Southeast Asia, a leading executive search firm. Foster Partner caters to multinational companies in a broad spectrum of industries, ranging from niche manufacturing firms to Fortune 500 companies. || 1985 BS Marketing – SIU

Elizabeth F. Kepuraitis

2008 Hall of Fame Inductee

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President
F&B Manufacturing
Phoenix, Arizona

At the time of induction, Kepuraitis served as president of F&B Manufacturing, a premier manufacturer of formed metal products. Customers included General Electric, Pratt & Whitney, Honeywell, Boeing, LAM Research, NASA and the United States Military. Kepuraitis has served on the College of Business Dean’s Advisory Board. || 1981 BS Accounting SIU 

Richard W. Klassen

2008 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Chief Marketing and Sales Officer
Delta Dental of Missouri
St. Louis, Missouri

At the time of induction, Klassen served as chief marketing and sales officer for Delta Dental of Missouri, a provider of dental benefits for 1,300 companies serving more than 500,000 primary subscribers. Klassen has served on the College of Business Dean’s Advisory Board. || 1972 Aviation – SIU; 1975 BS Marketing & Management – SIU

Susie Rashid

2008 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Consultant
SWR LLC
Evanston, Illinois

At the time of induction, Rashid was the chief administrative officer/chief financial officer for Element 79 Partners, LLC, a leading full service advertising agency who strategically partners with clients to solve their marketing communications challenges. Rashid has served on the College of Business ...read full profile >>

Robert J. Siracusano

2008 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Senior Financial Advisor and Branch Manager
Wachovia Securities Financial Network
Naperville, Illinois

At the time of induction, Siracusano served as senior financial advisor and branch manager of Wachovia Securities Financial Network in Naperville, Illinois. Wachovia Securities Financial Network offers financial advisory, brokerage, asset management and other financial services nationwide. Siracusano ...read full profile >>