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Hall of Fame Inductees,1986-1989

Established in 1986, the Hall of Fame honors lifetime achievement and recognizes alumni who have made significant contributions to their fields. The inductees are alumni who represent the values and philosophies of the SIU College of Business and contribute to the mission. Members of the Hall of Fame are outstanding examples of achievement and serve as role models for present and future business Salukis. Nominations for the Hall of Fame are accepted year round.

Edward H. Aikman

1987 Hall of Fame Inductee

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President
United Manufacturer’s Service, Inc.
Marion, Illinois

At the time of induction, Aikman served as president of United Manufacturer’s Service, Inc. He began his career with E. Blankenship & Company. He has since organized the United Manufacturer’s Service spin-off of E. Blankenship, and was active in the ownership and management of both companies.  || 1948 BS Business Administration – SIU

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

Thomas E. Barry

1986 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Vice President for Executive Affair
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, Texas

At the time of induction, Barry served as vice president for Executive Affairs at Southern Methodist University (SMU), and as a professor of marketing in the Edwin L. Cox School of Business at SMU. || 1965 BS Marketing – SIU; 1967 MS Marketing – 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

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

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

John R. Carnaghi

1986 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Vice President, Finance and Administration
Florida State University
Tallahassee, Florida

At the time of induction, Carnaghi served as vice president, finance and administration at Florida State University. He began his career as a trainee in the business office at Purdue University. || 1967 BS Marketing – SIU

Walter H. Clark

1986 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Vice President
Bear Stearns Co., Inc. 
Chicago, Illinois

At the time of induction, Clark served as vice president in its municipal division of Bear Stearns Co., Inc., an investment banking firm he joined in 1986. Clark is a member of the College of Business Dean’s External Advisory Board. || 1951 BS Accounting – 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 >>

Chris E. Corrie

1987 Hall of Fame Inductee

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General Practice Partner
Coopers & Lybrand
St. Louis, Missouri

At the time of induction, Corrie served as general practice partner of Coopers & Lybrand, a company he joined in 1979. Since that time, he has expanded the firm’s healthcare and insurance company practices. He has served two terms as chairman on the SIU College of Business School of Accountancy Board of Advisors. || 1986 BS Accounting – 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

Theordor R. Cunningham

1987 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Chrysler Motor Corporation
Highland Park, Michigan

At the time of induction, Cunningham served as executive vice president of sales and marketing at Chrysler Motor Corporation. His previous roles included United States general sales manager and general manager of International Operations at Chrysler Motor Corporation. He was as a member of the College ...read full profile >>

Walt Cunnington

1987 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Owner, President & CEO
Cunnington & Associates
Champaign, Illinois

At the time of induction, Cunnington served as owner, president and CEO of Cunnington & Associates, a company he formed in 1972 after having sold life insurances for Fidelity Union. Cunnington and his wife sponsor the Cunnington Scholarship for College of Business and Administration students. || 1966 BS Management – SIU

Larry E. DeJarnett

1986 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Vice President - A.T. Kearney, Inc.
Managing Director - Global Enterprise Solutions Group
Plano, Texas and Costa Mesa, California

At the time of induction, Dejarnett served as vice president of A.T. Kearney, Inc. and as managing director of Global Enterprise Solutions Group, a global joint venture. He remained in these positions until his retirement in July 1999. || 1962 BS Management – SIU; 1963 MS Business – SIU

Robert L. Doretti

1986 Hall of Fame Inductee

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President
Doretti & Associates
Thousand Oaks, California

At the time of induction, Doretti served as president of Doretti & Associates. He founded the contract management and business development firm to foster corporate restructuring in 1990. Before that, he was employed with Wang Laboratories, Inc. for 19 years, and held positions as senior vice president and as a corporate officer of U.S Operations. || 1985 MBA – SIU

Harold I. Dycus

1986 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Partner
Dycus, Bradley & Draves, P.C.
Carbondale, Illinois

At the time of induction, Dycus served as partner of Dycus, Bradley & Draves, P.C. Prior to co-founding the CPA firm, the certified public accountant held the roles of executive vice president and trust officer of First National Bank & Trust Co. in Carbondale. || 1965 MS Accounting – SIU

Irl F. Engelhardt

1986 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Peabody Holding Company
St. Louis, Missouri

At the time of induction, Engelhardt served as chairman and chief executive officer of Peabody Holding Company. Prior to this assignment, he was the executive vice president of Peabody Coal Company and senior vice president of Peabody Holding Company Inc. || 1972 MBA – SIU

François-Régis Ferran

1986 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Chief Executive Officer
ZEP Group
Nogent le Roi, France

At the time of induction, Ferran served as chief executive officer of ZEP Group in France. He was the 1991 College of Business graduation speaker where he received the 1991 Alumni Achievement Award from the College of Business. || 1969 MBA – SIU

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

Bruce E. Fohr

1987 Hall of Fame Inductee

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President and Owner
FMR Associates, Inc.
Tucson, Arizona

At the time of induction, Fohr served as president and owner of FMR (Fohr Media Research) Associates, Inc., an international media and marketing research consulting firm. In 1995, Fohr was named International Entrepreneur of the Year by the SIU College of Business. || 1974 BS Management – SIU; 1975 MBA – SIU

Charles W. Groennert

1986 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Vice President
Organization Development, Emerson Electric Co.
St. Louis, Missouri

At the time of induction, Groennert served as vice president of organization development at Emerson Electric Co, where he spent his entire career and held several roles, most notably as vice president-financial services. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the SIU Foundation, College of Business. || 1958 BS Accounting – SIU

James Hall

1987 Hall of Fame Inductee

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President and CEO
Farmers State Bank of Illiopolis
Illiopolis, Illinois

At the time of induction, Hall served as president and CEO of Farmers State Bank of Illiopolis. He rose to the rank of captain while serving in the U.S Air Force between earning his two degrees at SIU Carbondale. Since completing his MBA, he has held positions of vice president at the Bank of Carbondale, ...read full profile >>

Kenneth D. Harre

1987 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Executive Director
Harre Consulting
Los Angeles, California

At the time of induction, Harre served as executive director of Harre Consulting, a firm he established in 1989. Prior to this, he was with Arthur Anderson & Co. in Chicago and Los Angeles offices for 27 years. He is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board for the College of Business. || 1962 BS Accounting – 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

Thomas E. Holloway

1986 Hall of Fame Inductee

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President and Chief Executive Officer
Magna Bank of St. Clair County, N.A.
Belleville, Illinois

At the time of induction, Holloway served as president and chief executive officer of Magna Bank of St. Clair County, N.A. His professional experience includes serving four years as president of First Granite City National Bank, Granite City, Illinois. || 1974 MBA – SIU

John C. Holt

1986 Hall of Fame Inductee

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President & CEO
TASC, Inc.
Reading, Massachusetts

At the time of induction, Holt served as president and CEO of TASC, the largest subsidiary Primark Corporation. He is a charter member of the College of Business Dean’s External Advisory Board. || 1963 BS Corporate Finance/Economics – SIU

Ted A. Hutton

1986 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Director of Human Resources, Industrial Control Group
Rockwell Automation/Allen-Bradley
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

At the time of induction, Hutton served as director of human resources, Industrial Control Group at Allen-Bradley / Rockwell Automation. Over his career, Hutton has been a leader in professional societies and community organizations in the Milwaukee area and kept strong ties with the College of Business. || 1964 BS Management – SIU

Burnell D. Kraft

1986 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Group Vice President
Grain and Oilseed Merchandising and Hedging

Archer Daniels Midland
Decatur, Illinois

At the time of induction, Kraft served as group vice president of grain and oilseed merchandising and hedging at Archer Daniels Midland. In 1956, he began his career with Tabor Grain Co. which merged with Archer Daniels Midland Co. in 1974. Kraft was a vice president of Archer Daniels Midland Co. in 1984 and president of ADM/Growmark. || 1956 BS Business Commerce – SIU

Charles B. Lounsbury

1986 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Vice President and Officer
The Toro Company
Minneapolis, Minnesota

At the time of induction, Lounsbury served as vice president and officer of the Toro Company. He was a member on the College of Business Dean’s External Advisory Board from 1996-2011. || 1965 BS Marketing – SIU

Michael T. McClellan

1987 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Partner-In-Charge-Audit
KPMG Peat Marwick
San Antonio, Texas

At the time of induction, McClellan served as partner-in-charge-audit (PIC) of KPMG Peat Marwick of the San Antonio office. An associate SEC reviewing partner, he spent his entire professional career with one of America’s “Big 4” accounting firms. || 1966 BS Accounting – 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

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

Darrell J. Olson

1987 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Vice President, Employee Relations
MIRRO Corporation, A Division of the Newell Company
Manitowoc, Wisconsin

At the time of induction, Olson served as vice president-employee relations of MIRRO Corporation, A Division of the Newell Company. Previous work experience include positions as the senior vice president of human resources from the CRM Corporation. In 2009, he founded his own firm, the Darrell Olson ...read full profile >>

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

George A. Peach

1987 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Circuit Attorney
St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office
St. Louis, Missouri

At the time of induction, Peach had been elected four times to the office of St. Louis Circuit Attorney. At the time, he had held the position longer than anyone in the city's history. After attending SIUC and before completion of his law degree from St. Louis University, Peach worked at Brunswich ...read full profile >>

Kenneth Pontikes

1986 Hall of Fame Inductee

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President
Comdisco, Inc.
Rosemont, Illinois

At the time of induction, Pontikes served as president of Comdisco, Inc., a company he formed in 1969 when the used computer market was virtually non-existent. Comdisco then became one of the world’s largest firms in its field. His $1 million endowment has made possible the Pontikes Center for Management of Information. || 1963 BS Marketing – 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

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

Vincent Sauget

1986 Hall of Fame Inductee

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President
Sauget Properties, Ltd.
Sauget, Illinois

At the time of induction, Sauget served as president of Sauget Properties, Ltd, a firm he founded in 1974. From 1965 to 1966, he was associated with Dow Jones, Inc. and conducted market analysis studies. His side-line business of constructing buildings for resale merged with Metrix, Inc. in 1974. || 1962 BS Finance – 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

J. Daniel Snyder

1986 Hall of Fame Inductee

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President & CEO
Calumet Coach Company
Calumet City, Illinois

At the time of induction, Snyder served as president and CEO of Calumet Coach Company, a company he launched based on his knowledge and experience in industry technology he acquired in his former role as division manager, manufacturing and distribution of True Temper Corp. He is a donor of the Nosotti ad Snyder International Scholarship Fund. || 1971 MBA – 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

Robert G. Stevens

1986 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Senior Partner
Financial Management Partners
Annapolis, Maryland

At the time of induction, Stevens served as senior partner of Financial Management Partners. Prior to this role, he directed First American Bankshares, Inc., a $10 billion multi-state bank holding company. He was also a director of the Student Loan Marketing Association and a charter member of the ...read full profile >>

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

Michael F. Timmerman

1986 Hall of Fame Inductee

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President
Glen Vista Company
Dallas, Oregon

At the time of induction, Timmerman served as president of Glen Vista Company. || 1974 BS Accounting – 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 >>

Donald W. Wilson

1987 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Vice Chancellor for Financial Affairs and Board Treasurer
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Carbondale, Illinois

At the time of induction, Wilson served as vice chancellor for Financial Affairs and Board Treasurer at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Prior to this assignment, he held positions as an internal auditor, as assistant to the vice president for Academic Affairs and Research and as budget director. ...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