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1989 Hall of Fame Inductees

Rox W. Bailey

1989 Hall of Fame Inductee

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President, CEO
Mr. Coffee Concepts, Inc.
Charlotte, North Carolina

At the time of induction, Bailey served as president and CEO of Mr. Coffee Concepts, Inc. Previously, held positions in Engineering, Operation, Manufacturing and Logistics with AT&T, General Foods Corporation and S&D COFFEE, Inc. a national, international manufacturing sourcing, product and market development firm. || 1969 BS Industrial Management & BS Marketing - SIU

James R. Baines

1989 Hall of Fame Inductee

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President, Owner and Founder
Prairie State Packaging, Inc.
Batavia, Illinois

At the time of induction, Baines served as president, owner and founder of Prairie State Packaging, Inc. He was also president of Pi Sigma Epsilon. The entrepreneurial bug bit in 1984 when he started his own corporation.  || 1970 BS Administrative Science – SIU

John A. Becker

1989 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Chairman of the Board and President
Charter Bank
Sparta, Illinois

At the time of induction, Becker served as chairman of the board and president of Charter Bank. He has also been director and vice chairman of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago and director of the Illinois Service Corporation. || 1956 BS Business Administration – SIU

Kevin M. Blakely

1989 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Executive Vice President
KeyCorp
Cleveland, Ohio

At the time of induction, Blakely served as executive vice president for Credit Policy and risk management of KeyCorp, one of the largest banking companies in the U.S. Prior to this role, Blakely was the senior vice president in charge of Asset Review at Ameritrust. || 1973 BS Finance – SIU

Jon Covington

1989 Hall of Fame Inductee

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U.S. Director
World Market Strategies Ltd.
Cupertino, California

At the time of induction, Convington served as U.S. director of World Market Strategies Ltd. He was also involved with his own corporation, a real estate development firm, The Holding Company, Ltd. He generously sponsored the SIU Carbondale, Covington Entrepreneurial Award.  || 1972 BS Marketing – SIU; 1980 MBA – SIU

Tommy J. Harris

1989 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Chief Financial Officer
Time Warner Cable
Stamford, Connecticut

At the time of induction, Harris served as chief financial officer of Time Warner Cable. Previous work experience includes various roles within the American Television and Communications (ATC) Corporation, such as assistant controller and vice president. || 1969 BS Accounting – SIU

J. Thomas Montgomery, Jr.

1989 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Vice President and Controller
Valhi, Inc.
Dallas, Texas

At the time of induction, Montgomery served as vice president and controller of Valhi, Inc. Prior to this assignment, Montgomery represented Arthur Young and Company in Jakarta, Indonesia for a two-year appointment 1979-82. He joined Valhi in 1995. || 1968 BS Accounting – SIU

Gary N. Parrish

1989 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Vice President and Resident Manager
A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc.
Carbondale, Illinois

At the time of induction, Parrish served as vice president and resident manager of A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc. Among other professional roles, he worked for the Carbondale Savings and Loan Association as an accounting and investment officer and R. Rowland Company as a branch manager. || 1970 BS Finance – SIU

Richard Roth

1989 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Managing Partner
Kemper CPA Group L.L.C.
Robinson, Illinois

At the time of induction, Roth served as managing partner of Kemper CPA Group L.L.C. He was also a member on the SIU Carbondale School of Accountancy Board of Advisors. || 1964 BS Accounting – SIU

Paul G. Schoen

1989 Hall of Fame Inductee

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President
Chariot Marine Fabricators & Industrial Corp.
West Frankfort, Illinois

At the time of induction, Schoen served as president of Chariot Marine Fabricators & Industrial Corp., which he co-founded. After receiving his law degree and being admitted to practice in 1970, Schoen's first assignment was with the law office of Medlin, Zimmer & South. He started his own practice with FSMG in 1977. || 1967 BS Accounting – SIU