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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ryan Landau (BA ’10), co-founder,

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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)

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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