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Larry D. Bailey

1991 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Partner
Coopers & Lybrand
Washington, DC

At the time of induction, Bailey served as partner in the National Tax Department of Coopers & Lybrand and as partner-in-charge of the U.S. firm's Africa desk where he coordinates client service and marketing with Coopers & Lybrand's African member firms. Bailey has also served on the ...read full profile >>

Richard D. Barrett

1991 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Senior Vice President
EVEREN Securities, Inc.
Oak Brook, Illinois

At the time of induction, Barrett served as senior vice president of Everen Securities in Oak Brook, Illinois. Previous work experience includes positions as a government securities specialist with F.I. DuPont and as a vice president of Blunt Ellis & Lowei. || 1966 BS Business Administration – SIU

David A. Bayer

1991 Hall of Fame Inductee

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President
dbX Corporation
St. Louis, Missouri

At the time of induction, Bayer served as president and owner of dbX Corporation. Prior to his appointment, he had been the owner and operator of paging and cellular systems in the United States through his company, CyberTel Corporation for over 20 years. In November 1991, CyberTel was sold to Ameritech Corporation. || 1961 BS Marketing – SIU

Larry K. Becker

1991 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
The Horace Mann Companies
Springfield, Illinois

At the time of induction, Becker served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of The Horace Mann Insurance Companies where he began his career as an internal auditor in 1970. || 1970 BS Accounting - SIU

Gary L. Lindsay

1991 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Director of Planning and International Business
Monsanto
St. Louis, Missouri

At the time of induction, Lindsay served as director of planning and international business of Monsanto Plastics Business Unit, primarily in charge of the Fibers Business Unit implementation of a re-engineering project. He previously held various other roles such as a sales representative, market manager, planning and analysis director. || 1966 BS Economics - SIU

Gray M. Magee, Jr.

1991 Hall of Fame Inductee

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President
Specialty Alloys Corporation
Gallaway, Tennessee

At the time of induction, Magee served as president of Specialty Alloys Corporation, a company he founded in 1976. Until then, he worked for several steel, mining and smelting companies. Magee was also the owner and chairman of M.B. Industries which processed all the copper slag produced by Southwire Corporation. || 1963 BS Management - SIU

Donald R. Margenthaler

1991 Hall of Fame Inductee

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President
John Deere Foundation
Deere & Company
Moline, Illinois

At the time of induction, Margenthaler served as president of the John Deere Foundation with Deere & Company. Associated with the organization for more than 33 years, he has served a variety of positions, ranging from foreman to president. He was also the chairman of local, regional and national ...read full profile >>

Joe R. Micheletto

1991 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Co-Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer
Ralcorp Holdings

Chief Financial Officer
Ralston Resorts
St. Louis, Missouri

At the time of induction, Micheletto served as co-chief executive officer and chief financial officer of both Ralcorp Holdings and Ralston Resorts. He began his career as controller for Lamply Electronics. In 1962 he joined Ralston Purina Company as financial analyst, planning and financial ...read full profile >>

Kenneth R. Posner

1991 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Senior Vice President of Finance and Treasurer
Hyatt Corporation
Chicago, Illinois

At the time of induction, Posner served as senior vice president of finance and treasurer of Hyatt Corporation. He began his career as accounting manager for the Jewel Companies. In 1972, he joined Laventhol & Horwath for 10 years and became an Audit Partner in 1980. Since 1981, Posner has been with the Hyatt Corporation. || 1970 BS Accounting - SIU

Robert H. Schmidt

1991 Hall of Fame Inductee

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President
Information Technologies International, Inc.
Hinsdale, Illinois

At the time of induction, Schmidt served as president of Information Technologies International, Inc. Previously he has held various roles within Illinois Bell Communications, and went from account executive to vice president-systems. In 1992, he was named vice president-customer service, responsible for ...read full profile >>

Randall N. Targhetta

1991 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Owner and Partner
T. C. Premier Enterprises
Houston, Texas

At the time of induction, Targhetta served as owner and partner of Monsanto where he held various financial positions. In 1986, he first served as superintendent of accounting & business analysis for Savannah River Plant and then started his own consulting firm T.C. Premier Enterprises for small and medium-size businesses. || 1973 BS Accounting - SIU

William W. Walsh, Jr.

1991 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Vice President and Controller
Leprino Foods Company
Denver, Colorado

At the time of induction, Walsh served as vice president and controller of Leprino Foods Company. Prior to this appointment, he held accounting positions with several companies, including Touche Ross (now Deloitte & Touche) and Nabisco Brands and passed his CPA exam in 1974. || 1972 BS Accounting - SIU