University of Pittsburgh

Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Award

Listed below are the recipients of the Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Award. Each recipient is listed under the year when the award was presented; title and company were at time of nomination.

2017

  • John T. Harper (MBA '82)
    President, Store Design, Visual, Construction, and Store Operations, Macy's Inc.
  • Robert B. Harrison (MBA '91)
    Chief Omnichannel Officer, Macy's Inc.
  • Ferry A. Soetikno (MBA '87)
    International Distinguished Alumni Awardee
    President Director, CEO, Dexa Medica (Indonesia)

2016

  • Julie A. Dobson (MBA '79)
    Corporate Director, Safeguard Scientifics,
    American Water Corporation, and Telogis, Inc.
    Retired Chief Operating Officer, TeleCorps PCS, Inc.
  • J. Roger Glunt (BBA '60)
    President, Glunt Development Co., Inc.
  • Archana N. Hingorani (PhD ’93, MBA ‘86)
    Chief Executive Officer, IL&FS Investment Managers Limited (IIML)

2015

  • Mmasekgoa Masire-Mwamba (KGSB '90)
    (International Distinguished Alumni Award Winner)
    Former Deputy Secretary General, Commonwealth Secretariat
    Botswana/United Kingdom
  • Charlotte B. McLaughlin (KGSB '81)
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    PNC Capital Markets, Incorporated
  • John E. Heller, Jr. (KGSB '90)
    Chief Executive Officer
    Pacific Architects and Engineers, Incorporated

2014

  • Susan E. Arnold (MBA '80)
    Vice Chair/President, Procter & Gamble (retired)
    Operating Executive, The Carlyle Group
    Board member, Walt Disney Co. and McDonald's Corp.
  • Max H. Mitchell(MBA '89)
    President and CEO
    Crane Company
  • Kulpatra Sirodom (PhD '87)
    (International Distinguished Alumni Award Winner)
    Associate Professor in Finance, Thammasat University Business School
    Board member, Thai President Foods PCL, Thai Wacoal PCL, President Bakery PLC PCL, The Siam Commercial Bank PCL

2013

  • Samme Thompson (MBA '70)
    Founder and President
    Telit Associates, Incorporated
  • Handy Soetedjo (MBA '95) - (1st International Distinguished Alumni Award Winner)
    President Director, Midasia Capital
    Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Kenneth R. Woodcock (MBA '66)
    Senior Vice President (Retired)
    AES Corporation

2012

  • Christine Moorman (MBA '88; PhD '88)
    T. Austin Finch Sr. Professor of Business Administration, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
  • Joseph C. Guyaux (MBA '84)
    President, The PNC Financial Services Group
  • Frederick Sutherland (MBA '74)
    Executive Vice President, CFO, and Group Executive, ARAMARK Corporation

2011

2010

2009

2008

  • Thomas A. Christopher, '80
    President and Chief Executive Officer-Areva NP., Inc. and Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer-Areva Enterprises, Inc.
  • Rohit Deshpande, '79
    Sebastian S. Kresge Professor of Marketing and Henry B. Arthur Fellow-Harvard Business School
  • Frank N. Domeisen, '82
    Area Vice President-Yanni Partners-A Division of GBS Investment Consulting, LLC
  • Cynthia Zydel, '91
    Vice President Strategic Planning and Medicare-Gateway Health Plan

2007

  • Wesley A. Coleman, ’72
    Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer—Walt Disney Company
  • Jackie Johnson, ’86
    Founder and Chief Executive Officer—Corazon, Inc.
  • Dennis S. Meteny, ’88
    President and Chief Executive Officer—Cygnus Manufacturing Company
  • Daniel C. Smith, ’89
    Dean, Professor, and Clare W. Barker Endowed Chair in Marketing—Kelley School of Business, Indiana University at Bloomington

2006

  • Gregory M. Coticchia, ’86
    President and CEO—LogicLibrary, Inc.
  • Joseph Charles Muscari, ’69
    Executive Vice President and CFO—Alcoa Incorporated
  • Susan Baker Shipley, ’88
    Senior Vice President and Director, MidAtlantic & International Cash Management—Citizens Bank

2005

  • Mary Beth Lewis, ’86
    CFO and Executive Vice President—Noodles & Company
  • Kevin P. March, ’84
    Senior Vice President and CFO—Texas Instruments Inc.
  • Dennis L. Zeitler, ’76
    Vice President, CFO, and Treasurer—Mine Safety Appliances Co.
  • Charlotte A. Zuschlag, ’81
    President and CEO—ESB Financial Corporation

2004

  • Louise K. Goeser, ’89
    Vice President, Quality—Ford Motor Company
  • R. Charles Moyer, ’68 & ’71
    Dean Emeritus and GMAC Insurance Chair of Finance—Babcock Graduate School of Management
  • Regina Dressel Stover, ’81
    Senior Vice President—Mellon Financial Corporation

2003

  • Connie M Cibrone, ’83
    President and CFO—Allegheny General Hospital
  • Paul P. Skoutelas, ’84
    CEO—Port Authority of Allegheny County
  • Charles M. Steiner, ’63
    CEO—Branch Group, Inc.

2002

  • Mary Del Brady, ’91
    President—Biospace Development Company
  • Thomas H. Patrick, ’67
    Executive Vice President and CFO—Merrill Lynch
  • James D. Roy, ’66
    President and CEO—Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh
  • Robert W. Smith III, ’73
    Controller, Vehicle Service and Programs—Ford Motor Company

2001

  • Frank B. Fuhrer Jr., ’51
    Chairman of the Board—Frank B. Fuhrer Jr. Holdings
  • Mark G. Miller, ’88
    CEO—Solutions Consulting, LLC
  • Eddie N. Moore Jr., ’75
    President—Virginia State University

2000

  • Bibiana Boerio, ’76
    Finance Director, Jaguar Cars Ltd.—Ford Motor Company
  • Earl Hord, ’77
    Managing Partner—Keystone Minority Capital Fund
  • Kenneth A. Rowles, ’64 & ’65
    Co-Managing Shareholder—Schneider Downs & Co., Inc.
  • Randall L. C. Russell, ’70
    Chairman and CEO—Ranbar Technology, Inc.

1999

  • Mary Ellen Pohl Rodgers, ’75
    CFO—American Home Patient
  • David L. Wohleber, ’65
    Executive Vice President and CFO—Eat 'N Park Restaurants, Inc.

1998

  • Robert S. Rosati, ’61
    President and CEO—Transtar, Inc.

1997

  • Tom W. Olofson, ’63
    Chairman and CEO—Electronic Processing, Inc.

1996

  • James R. Allen ’64
    President—National Development Corporation

1995

  • Ronald M. Puntil, ’58
    President—Grubb & Ellis/Axion

1994

  • James S. Broadhurst, ’67
    Chairman and CEO—Eat 'N Park Restaurants

1993

  • Samuel A. McCullough, ’60
    Chairman and CEO—Meridian Bankcorp Inc.

1992

  • Raymond W. Smith, ’69
    Chairman and CEO—Bell Atlantic

1991

  • *Charles T. Russell, ’63
    President and CEO—Visa International

1990

  • *Thomas Marshall, ’57
    Chairman and CEO—Aristech Chemical Corporation

1989

  • H. Jerome Zoffer, ’52 & ’53
    Dean—Katz Graduate School of Business

1988

  • Farrell Rubenstein, ’53
    Retired Partner—Deloitte & Touche

1987

  • *James B. Tafel, ’50
    Retired Chairman—Technical Publishing

1986

  • Donald R. Beall, ’61
    Chairman—Rockwell International

1985

  • Joseph V. Anania, ’56
    Partner—Price Waterhouse

1984

  • Thomas G. Bigley, ’56
    Managing Partner—Ernst & Young

1983

  • *Robert E. Seymour, ’52
    Director—Rockwell International and Former Chairman—Pittsburgh Brewing Company

1982

  • William P. Snyder III, ’38
    Trustee Chairman—W.P. Snyder Charitable Foundation and President—Wilpen Group, Inc.

1981

  • *Thomas V. Fritz, ’60
    Vice Chairman and Managing Partner, East—Ernst & Young

1980

  • *John G. Henderson, ’48
    Retired Partner—Price Waterhouse

1979

  • *Edward W. Kay, ’49
    Co-Chairman—Ernst & Young

1978

  • William E. Bierer, ’54
    President—Lesker Office Products

1977

  • *Desmond J. McTighe, ’23
    President—McTighe, Weiss & Stewart

1976

  • *Lou Mervis, ’21
    President—Loura Corporation
  • David M. Roderick, ’56
    Retired Chairman and CEO—USX Corporation
  • *Louis A. Werbaneth, ’56
    Regional Partner—Touche Ross & Co.

1975

  • *Curtis E. Jones, ’50
    Retired President—Mellon Bank

1974

  • *Henry E. Haller Jr., ’36
    Retired President—National Valve & Manufacturing

1973

  • *Andrew F. Gustafson, ’26
    Athletic Director—University of Miami
  • *Harbaugh Miller, ’22
    Senior Partner—Miller & Entwisle
  • *Raymond O. Strothman, ’45
    Executive Vice President—Alexander & Alexander

1972

  • *Arthur J. Brosius, ’35
    Consultant—Phibro Division of Salomon
  • *Douglas G. Sisterson, ’19
    Retired Chairman—Hillman Co.

1971

  • *Harvey J. Haughton, ’34
    Retired Vice President of Finance—Jones & Laughlin Steel
  • *James M. Underwood, ’30
    Retired Chairman—Vulcan Inc.

1970

  • *Birger Engstrom, ’23
    Chairman—McDowell Manufacturing
  • *Philip K. Herr, ’24
    Executive Vice President—PNC Bank
  • *Charles R. Wilson, ’27
    Senior Vice President—Realty Growth Corporation

1969

  • *Robert D. Fleming, ’31
    Retired State Senator—Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • *George Ketchum, ’17
    Founder—Ketchum
  • *G. Herbert McCracken, ’21
    Retired Chairman—Scholastic Magazines, Inc.

1968

  • *Theodore W. Biddle, ’29
    President—University of Pittsburgh
  • *George G. Main, ’26
    Vice President—Westinghouse
  • *Wilbert A. Walker, ’31
    Retired President—U.S. Steel

1967

  • *Michael Bachrach, ’23
    Not available
  • *Joseph M. Barr, ’28
    Mayor—City of Pittsburgh
  • *Carlton G. Ketchum, ’16
    Chairman—Ketchum
  • *Walter J. Rome, ’26
    Director—Children's Hospital

1966

  • *William W. Booth, ’20
    Partner—Reed, Smith, Shaw & McClay
  • *Louis Broido, ’17
    Executive Vice President—Gimbels and Commissioner—New York City Department of Commerce
  • *Paul W. Kearney, ’26
    Director—U.S. Steel Foundation
  • *Norman MacLeod, ’17
    Executive Vice President—Ketchum

1965

  • *Frank Armour
    Chairman—H.J. Heinz Co.
  • *H. Donald Borger, 1900
    Chairman—Consolidated Gas Co.

1964

  • *Malcolm E. Lambing, ’31
    President—Pittsburgh National Bank

* Deceased