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Distinguished Alumni Award
Distinguished Alumni - In 1987, Dean Robert Jefferson developed a vision for an award of excellence that would recognize the commendable efforts of WIU business alumni. Since that time, the College of Business and Technology has honored numerous business alumni who have demonstrated exemplary leadership and outstanding career success.
In addition to their stellar success after leaving the university, they’ve remained loyal and cherished friends of WIU and the College of Business and Technology. We’re truly honored by their dedication!
2013 Distinguished Alumni - Holly Deem
Holly is a 1977 graduate of Accountancy and is currently CEO of Wealthtrust LLC.
Our 21,000 alumni are making an impact worldwide! They are teachers, managers, directors, entrepreneurs, financiers, analysts, executives, vice presidents, strategists, presidents, and CEO's (just to name a few). Here are some of our more “famous” alumni. Recognize any names?
- Jack Blackburn, CEO - Country Financial
- Charles P. Carey, Vice Chairman of the Board - CME Group Inc.
- Richard Goldsbury, President - Bobcat-Ingersoll-Rand
- Lawrence L. Grypp, President/CEO - Columbus Life Insurance Co.
- Karen Kolodzey, President - Brigandi & Associates, Inc.
- Michael P. Kelly, Chairman of the Board - Adept Technology, Inc.
- James Leopardo, CEO - Leopardo Companies
- Robert Nardelli, CEO - CERBERUS Operating and Advisory Company LLC
- Nick Padgett, Co-Founder - Frontaura Capital LLC
- Donald Tomnitz, President/CEO - D.R. Horton
- David L.Wilson, President - Diebold ERAS, Inc.
Past Distinguished Alumni
Donald J. Tomnitz
Steve P. Larson
Jack M. Brannigan
Charles P. Carey
Marcus K. Sipolt
James M. Clary