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1988 Hall of Fame Inductees

Andrew Bernhardt

1988 Hall of Fame Inductee

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President
Harris Trust
Frankfort, Illinois

At the time of induction, Bernhardt served as president of Harris Trust. He has served on the College of Business and Administration External Advisory Board and was a frequent guest lecturer on campus. || 1967 BS Administrative Sciences – SIU

Paul L. Conti

1988 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Regional Director of Operations
Great Lakes and Consulting Group
Ernst & Young
Chicago, Illinois

At the time of induction, Conti served as regional director of operations, great lakes and consulting group at Ernst & Young. He previously held roles as a vice president of COMSI, Inc., director of human resources for Rand McNally and Company, and CEO of Prestige Management Services, Inc. Conti was ...read full profile >>

Daniel E. Finke

1988 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Group Vice President
Diagraph Corporation
Herrin, Illinois

At the time of induction, Finke served as group vice president of Operations at Diagraph Corporation. Finke has been a tremendous supporter of College of Business students by sponsoring externships and assisting with class projects and case studies. He is also the sponsor of the Finke Scholarship at SIU. || 1967 BS Management – SIU – SIU

F. Lynn McPheeters

1988 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Corporate Treasurer
Caterpillar, Inc.
Peoria, Illinois

At the time of induction, McPheeters served as corporate treasurer of Caterpillar, Inc. He held various financial management positions in Switzerland, Tokyo and Hong Kong. He is a member of the College of Business External Advisory Board. || 1964 BS Accounting – SIU

Steve M. Samek

1988 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Partner
Arthur Andersen & Co.
Chicago, Illinois

At the time of induction, Samek served as partner-in-charge of the Commercial Audit Practice of the Chicago office of Arthur Andersen. He is also chairman of the board of the Boys & Girls Club of Chicago which is one of the largest youth service organizations in Chicagoland. || 1973 BS Management – SIU

Thomas J. Sotka

1988 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Partner
Deloitte & Touche
Oak Brook, Illinois

At the time of induction, Sotka served as partner of Deloitte & Touche in Chicago and director of the Chicago Officer’s Construction Industry Practice. Sotka spent the first 16 years after graduation with the accounting firm of Murphy, Hauser, O’Conner &Quinn where he advanced from staff accountant to partner. || 1971 BS Accounting – SIU

John H. Stoddard

1988 Hall of Fame Inductee

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President
Qualicorp, Inc.
Atlanta, Georgia

At the time of induction, Stoddard served as president of Qualicorp, Inc. He began his career in the healthcare management field in 1968 and co-founded Continental Health Services, Inc. which he sold in 1986. Since then, he has held a variety of roles such as senior vice president for Safecare Health Services. || 1964 BS Accounting – SIU

Philip T. Thompson

1988 Hall of Fame Inductee

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President
Decatur Industrial Electric, Inc.
Decatur, Illinois

At the time of induction, Thompson served as president of Decatur Industrial Electric. Thompson has expanded his company's corporate structure by adding a facility in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. He is a member of the College of Business and Dean’s External Advisory Board. || 1970 BS Marketing – SIU

Walter Wayne Walker

1988 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Regional Director, Senior Consultant
G.A. Wright, Inc.
Dallas, Texas

At the time of induction, Walker served as regional director and senior consultant of G.A. Wright, Inc. Prior to this appointment, he held a variety of positions in retail management, including the executive position of president and CEO of S. W. Anderson Co., Inc., Owensboro, Kentucky and an independent ...read full profile >>

Steven J. Wilson

1988 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Executive Vice President & General Manager
WORLD*CLASS Learning Materials
Baltimore, Maryland

At the time of induction, Wilson served as executive vice president and general manager of WORLD*CLASS Learning Materials. From 1968 to 1976, Wilson held several management positions with American Seating Company and its division, E.H. Sheldon Company. In 1987 he formed Southern Architectural Specialties, Inc. || 1964 BS Marketing – SIU