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College Alumni Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award

This award was established to provide recognition to those alumni who have shown extraordinary leadership throughout their professional careers and who have distinguished themselves by achieving a consistently high level of excellence in their endeavors.

Award Recipients

Titles and employers are those in the year the award was made.

2002-2003
Donald J. Bowersox, (BA ’54, M ’58, PhD ’60) dean emeritus, and The John H. McConnell University Professor of Business Administration at The Eli Broad Graduate School of Management at Michigan State University

2003-2004
Harold Fearon (PhD ’61), professor emeritus, Arizona State University and managing director, Crown Capital Southwest, LLC
Fred Hubacker, Principal of Apollo Management

2004-2005
William “Bill” Burton (BA ’52) president & COO, Detroit Radio Advertising Group
James F. Rainey (M ’66) acting Full-Time MBA director, professor of business law and associate dean emeritus Eli Broad College of Business

2005-2006
Henry D. Kimpel (BA ’53), retired manager of sales, accounting and dealer incentives, Chrysler Corporation

2006-2007
Carol Ashley (BA ’54), retired assistant controller, Dow Chemical Company
John Roszak (BA ’66 , M ’67), retired partner, PriceWaterhouseCoopers

2007-2008
J. Thomas Pleva (BA ’66), retired deputy controller, GE Corporate Americas

2008-2009
Daniel R. Coulson (BA  ’64, M ’65), retired executive vice president and chief financial officer, Visteon Corporation

2009-2010
Kenneth L. Way (BA ’61, Executive MBA ’71), retired chairman of Lear Corporation

2010-2011
Susan J. Unger (BA ’72), retired chief information officer, DaimlerChrysler

2011-2012
Bruce E. McDonald (BA ’64), president, McDonald Modular Solutions – posthumous award

2012-2013
David P. Cosper (BA ’77, MBA ’78) retired vice chairman and chief financial officer, Sonic Automotive

2013-2014
Susan Oaks (BA ’73, MA ’78, MBA ’85) retired vice president, A.T. Kearney

Young Alumni Achievement Award

The Young Alumni Achievement Award was created to honor alumni who graduated in the past ten years and have shown a strong record of accomplishments – outstanding contributions to their employer, history of quick promotion, military accomplishments, service to the college, continued education, and other noteworthy achievements.

Award recipients

Titles and employers are those in the year the award was made.

2000-2001
Steven Kisielica (BA ’92), vice president, acquisitions, Strategic Hotel Capital Inc.
John Maguire (BA ’87, MBA ’96), manager, global financial planning, Kellogg Corporation
Alexander McAree (BA ’91), partner, Soros Management Fund LLC
Daniel McCombs (BA ’91), vice president, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter
Michael Milad (BA ’90, MBA ’91), senior manager, e-commerce & internet strategic,  DaimlerChrysler
James Sitko (BA ’91), managing director, State of Indiana European Office
Steven Whayne (BA ’82, MBA ’91), manager, Marketing Research, Procter & Gamble

2001-2002
Jeffrey Kuhlman (MBA ’99), director of communications, Cadillac Division, General Motors Corporation
Manoj Saxena (MBA ’91), president, chief executive officer and co-founder, Exterprise, Inc

2002-2003
Lyndon Robert Lie (MBA ’99), director of product investigations, vehicle structures and safety, General Motors Product Engineering

2003-2004
Tim Barry (MBA ’96), founder and chief executive officer, EVO Knowledge
Dr. Randy Hicks (’84, Weekend MBA ’97), radiologist and co-owner, Regional Medical Imaging
William Nunan (MBA ’98), senior director of business development, Reynolds & Reynolds

2004-2005
Jay W. Keranen (BA ’92), senior vice president, Morgan Stanley
John T. Schied (Weekend MBA ’96), plant manager – Flint Processing Center, General Motors Corporation

2005-2006
Ralph Gilles (Executive MBA ’02), product design, DaimlerChrysler
Sanjai Bhonsle (MBA ’99), director and portfolio manager, GSO Capital Partners

2006-2007
Jeff-Xiaojin Ge (MBA ’99), director, China operations, Steelcase, Inc
J. C. Stehlik (Weekend MBA ’96),chief financial officer and owner, Michigan Polymer Reclaim; partner, LV2 Strategic Partners

2007-2008
Patrick Sahm (MBA ’04), specialist consultant, Non-Marketable Alternative Assets, Cambridge Associates, LLC

2008-2009
Nathan R. Paulson (Weekend MBA ’99), wealth management practice leader, UBS financial services

2009-2010
Guanhong Jason Luo (Weekend MBA ’99), president and chief executive officer, Key Safety Systems, Inc.

2010-2011
Sam E. Hogg (MBA ’99), chief executive officer and co-founder of GiftZip.com

2011-2012
Jeffrey Thelen (BA ’04), co-founder, Edmond Financial
Michael Thelen (BA ’09), co-founder, Edmond Financial

2012-2013
Tania Chopra (BA ’03), vice president, Supply Chain Management, Credit Suisse Bank
Ryan Sullivan (BA ’06), director, Business Development, Rock Ventures

2013-2014
Ryan Landau (BA ’10), co-founder, Chalkfly.com

2014-2015
Shaan Bhargava(BA ’13), director of Special Projects, Hans Foundation
Joel Clum(BA ’08), senior vice president of Franchise Operations,
Worldwide Express

Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award

The Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award honors alumni whose career and personal success in their industry and commitment to the Broad College and Michigan State University exemplify the standards of achievement for all students and alumni.

Award recipients

Titles and employers are those in the year the award was made.

1967-1968
Warren Hume (M ’62), senior vice president, IBM Corporation

1968-1969
Eli Broad (BA ’54), chairman of the Board and president, Kaufman & Broad, Inc.

1969-1970
Joseph F. Kerigan (M ’66), vice president and group executive, Chrysler Corporation

1970-1971
Robert D. Rowan (BA ’47), president, Fruehauf Corporation

1971-1972
Leslie W. Scott (BA ’35), president, National Restaurant Association, and vice president, AmFac, Inc.

1972-1973
Kenneth F. Anderson (BA ’53), partner, Arthur Andersen & Co.

1973-1974
John A. Cooper (MBA ’68), president, Cooper Van Dyke Association

1974-1975
John G. Martin (BA ’51), president and chief administrative officer, First of Michigan Corporation

1975-1976
William F. Randolph (M ’68), director of development, Michigan Cancer Foundation

1976-1977
Archie M. Long (M ’66), comptroller, General Motors Corporation

1977-1978
Jack L. Otto (BA ’50), partner, Ernst & Ernst

1978-1979
Russell Palmer (BA ’56), national managing partner, Touche Ross & Co.

1979-1980
Earl Hoekenga (BA ’39), chairman of the board and chief executive officer, Ryder Truck Lines

1980-1981
Louis R. Ross (MBA ’72), executive vice president, Ford Motor Company

1981-1982
Nancy Dick (BA ’51), former lieutenant governor, State of Colorado

1982-1983
John Marakas (BA ’48), store group vice president, J.L. Hudson Co.

1983-1984
William H. Cunningham (BA ’66, M ’67), president, University of Texas, Austin

1984-1985
Louis T. Hagopian (BA ’47), chairman of the board, N.W. Ayer, Inc.
Dean E. Richardson (BA ’50), chairman of the board, Manufacturers National Bank of Detroit
John D. Withrow, Jr. (BA 54, MBA ’71), executive vice president, Chrysler Corporation

1985-1986
James J. Blanchard (B ’64, M ’65), former governor, State of Michigan
Robert D. Krestel (BA ’49), chairman of the board and chief executive officer, First of America Bank-Detroit, N.A.
Henry O. Timnick (BA ’55, M ’58), chairman of the board and chief executive officer, Stanley Interiors Corporation

1986-1987
Richard E. Cregar (BA ’58), chairman of the board, CAV Food Service, Inc., Executive Dining, Inc., and LeGourmet, Inc.
John H. McConnell (BA ’49),  founder and chairman of the board, Worthington Industries, Inc.
Robert C. Stempel (MBA ’70), vice president and group executive, General Motors Corporation.

1987-1988
Paul Borman (BA ’54), chief executive officer, Borman’s, Inc.
Raymond Spinola (BA ’51), vice chairman and regional managing partner, Northeast Region, Deloitte Haskins & Sells

1988-1989
Daniel J. Church (BA ’51), business consultant
Michael J. Kelly (BA ’49), chairman of the board, Kelco Industries, Inc.
Robert B. McCurry (BA ’50), executive vice chairman, Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc.

1989-1990
Anthanase (Tony) J. Pasant (BA ’49), president and chairman of the board, Jackson National Life Insurance Company
Lynn C. Myers (BA ’64, M ’67), general director, North American Car & Truck Planning, General Motors Corporation
Carl T. Mottek (BA ’51), president, Hotels Division, Hilton Hotels Corporation

1990-1991
Robert J. Schultz (BS ’53, MBA ’69), vice chairman, General Motors Corporation
Bernard F. Sliger (BA ’49, M ’50, PhD ’55), president, Florida State University
Martin E. Zweig (PhD ’69), financier

1991-1992
Dorothy J. Selinger (BA’59, M ’62), manager, executive resources, information systems, group marketing development, IBM
Jack D. Rutherford (MBA ’78), co-founder, chairman of the board and chief executive officer, ICM Industries, Inc.

1992-1993
Mary Ann Singer, manager, strategic business planning, Chrysler Corporation
Frederick S. Addy, executive vice president, Amoco Corporation
Norman A. Barkeley, chairman, president and chief executive officer, Ducommun, Inc. (AMEX)

1993-1994
Richard J. Lewis, dean, College of Management, North Carolina State University, and dean emeritus, The Eli Broad College of Business and The Eli Broad Graduate School of Management, Michigan State University
Ann E. Corwell, partner, MECA International
Jerry K. Myers, president and chief executive officer, Steelcase Inc.

1994-1995
Betty F. Elliott, vice president and comptroller, Ameritech
Rick Inatome, chairman, Inacom Corporation
David P. Williams, president and chief operating officer, The Budd Company

1995-1996
Donald J. Bowersox, The John H. McConnell University Professor of Business Administration, The Eli Broad Graduate School of Management, Michigan State University
John W. Byington, former president, The NPD Group Inc.
Peter H. Trivers, president, P.H. Trivers & Company
Alex Trotman, chairman and chief executive officer, Ford Motor Company

1996-1997
John Brogan, senior vice president, Sheraton ITT Hotels, Hawaii
Kenneth Way, chairman and chief executive officer, Lear Corporation
Arthur Rodecker, president, Rodecker & Company

1997-1998
John T. Becker, chairman and chief executive officer, Eurpac Services, Inc.
Thomas C. Gale, executive vice president, product development, Chrysler Corporation
Edward E. Hagenlocker, vice chairman, Ford Motor Company
Patricia Yauch, president, WorkTransitions

1998-1999
Andre A. Blay, chairman and chief executive officer, Enterprise Software, Inc.
Robert H. Burns, founder, Regent Hotels International
Ralph A. Caponigro, president, Caponigro Financial Counselors
James M. Cornelius, chairman of the Board of Directors, Guidant Corporation
Dan W. Darrow, president, Palm Hospitality
Michael H. Getto, senior vice president and director of development, Friden Hotel Company
Thomas P. Notarainni, controller and business group manager, Exxon Corporation
Peter F. Secchia, chairman of the board, Universal Forest Products, Inc.

1999-2000
Carol Ashley, assistant controller, The Dow Chemical Company
Irwin Ettinger, executive vice president and chief accounting officer, Citigroup, Inc.
Carmine Guerro, managing partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP
William Hughes, president, Crawford Door Company
Ransom Leech, consultant, General Hardwood Company

2000-2001
Robert G. David, owner and founder, The David Group
Edward R. James, chairman of the board, Edward James Parners, LLC
James Roach, vice president and chief financial officer, Steven Bochco Production, Inc.
Daniel Romanelli, president, Warner Bros. Worldwide Consumer Products
Frederick Schwab, president and chief executive officer, Porsche Cars North America, Inc.
Cevik Uraz, professor, Marmara University
Yuzo Yagi, chairman, president and chief executive officer, Yagi Tsusho Limited
Soichiro Yoshida, president, Yoshida and Company
William Zehnder, president, Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Restaurant

2001-2002
Darryl Allen, president, Allen Ventures, LLC
John Griggs, chairman and president, GSC-Mobile Solutions
Donald Kniffen, vice president, assistant treasurer, and assistant secretary, ThyssenKrupp USA, Inc.
James Proebstle, president and owner, Prodyne, Inc.
Glenn Schafer, president, Pacific Life Insurance Company

2002-2003
Toichi Takenaka, president and chief executive officer, Takenaka Corporation
Susan J. Unger, senior vice president and chief information officer, DaimlerChrysler AG
Gary C. Valade, executive vice president and member of the board of management, DaimlerChrysler Corporation

2003-2004
Ron Cichy, professor and director of The School of Hospitality Business
Timothy Dykstra, vice president and treasurer, DaimlerChrysler, North America Group
Bernard Robertson, senior vice president of engineering technologies and regulatory affairs for DaimlerChrysler Corporation

2004-2005
Beth A. Chappell (BA Marketing ’79), president, Detroit Economic Club
Neil De Koker (Executive MBA ’77), president, Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA)

2005-2006
Jeff Boromisa (BA Accounting ’77), senior vice president and chief financial officer, The Kellogg Company
Francisco Itzaina (MBA Marketing ’74), president, Rolls-Royce International, South America
Robert Olstein (MBA Accounting ’66), chairman and chief investment officer, Olstein and Associates
Stu Reed (BA MLM ’83), senior vice president, Integrated Supply Chain, Motorola Inc.

2006-2007
Gregory Josefowicz (BA  Marketing ’74), president, chairman and chief executive officer, Borders Group
Bruce McDonald (BA ’62), president, McDonald Modular Solutions
Kathleen Sullivan-Barclay (BA ’78), vice president, global human resources, General Motors Corporation

2007-2008
Craig D. Brown (BA ’73), president and chief executive officer, Keelers Ridge Associates
Dan H. Mathews (BA Hotel & Restaurant Management ’66), executive vice president and chief operating officer, National Automatic Merchandising Association

2008-2009
Julie Fasone-Holder (BA Business Administration ’75), senior vice president; chief marketing, sales and reputation officer, Dow Chemical Company
Phillip F. Kuhn (BA Financial Administration ’77), vice president and corporate officer of The Rockwood Company and president of Executive Risk Management
Robert Thull (BA Business Administration ’73), president, Milestone Equipment Corporation
Karen Zehnder (BA Marketing ’72, Executive MBA ’94), general manager, Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn and Lodge
William Zehnder (BA Hotel & Restaurant Management ’71), president, Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn and Lodge

2009-2010
Scott E. Eston (BA Accounting ’78), retired chief operating officer and executive committee chairman, Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo (GMO); president and chief executive officer of GMO Trust
Cuneyt T. Evirgen (PhD Marketing ’95), executive director of Executive Development Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey
John R. Nyland (BA Purchasing ’75, MBA Supply Chain Management ’77), retired managing partner, IBM Global Business Services, Public Sector

2010-2011
David P. Cosper (BA Financial Administration ’77, MBA Finance ’78), chief financial officer, Sonic Automotive, Inc.
Erik Qualman (BA Marketing ’94), global vice president of Online Marketing Education and author of Socialnomics

2011-2012
Robert Chapek (MBA ’84), president, Disney Consumer Products

 2012-2013
Bruce R. Leech (BA Financial Administration  ’78), co-founder and director, CrossCom National

 2013-2014
Brian Van Elslander (BA Accounting  ’87), managing director and head of financial sponsors, Wells Fargo Advisors

2014-2015
Bob Fish (BA Hotel & Restaurant Management ’88), co-founder and chief executive officer, Biggby Coffee
Craige Stout (BA/MBA Accounting ’86), chief executive officer and managing director, Stout Risius Ross
Houston Striggow (BA Hotel & Restaurant management ’75), chief operating officer, Susiecakes Holdings, Inc.


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