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Steven Beal

2014 Hall of Fame Inductee

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President/CEO
National Railway Equipment Co.
Mt. Vernon, Illinois

At the time of induction, Beal served as president and CEO of National Railway Equipment, which encompasses fifteen US and international facilities and affiliates. Beal has been employed by NREC since 1986 and has touched every facet of the business throughout his tenure. || 1997 BS Management - SIU

Barbara Blacklock

2014 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Managing Director, Investments
Blacklock Financial Strategies Group
Wells Fargo Advisors
Carbondale, Illinois

At the time of induction, Blacklock served as managing director of investments at Blacklock Financial Strategies Group – Wells Fargo Advisors, and as a premier advisor, a distinction reserved for the firm’s top producers who have also demonstrated exceptional client service. || 1989 BS University Studies – SIU

Lester Hale

2014 Hall of Fame Inductee

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President
Hale Company
Chicago, Illinois

At the time of induction, Hale served as president of Hale Company in Chicago, Illinois, where he pursued and developed relationships with men’s stores in the Midwest and select national stores. He has acquired many impressive credentials in the menswear retail industry during a career that has spanned four decades. || 1970 BS Marketing – SIU

George E. Klenovich

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Office Managing Principal
CohnReznick, LLP
Chicago, Illinois

At the time of induction, Klenovich served as managing partner of CohnReznick’s Chicago office and actively served on his firm’s Executive Board as well as other national committees with CohnReznick. || 1980 BS Accounting - SIU