This award honors an alumnus/alumna who has attained outstanding business leadership and demonstrated community service; nominees for this award must be graduates of either the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business or College of Business Administration (CBA).
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.
Jerry J. Fedele (MBA '86)
President & CEO, Boca Raton Regional Hospital
Mary M. Hartner (MBA ‘75)
President, Mancini’s Bakery
Somphote Ahunai (MBA ’92)
CEO, Energy Absolute Public Company Limited
Blanca Shulan Huang (MBA ’92)
Former Executive, Energy Absolute Public Company Limited
Jeff Hansberry (BA '86, MBA '89)
President and Chief Commercial Officer, Advantage Solutions
Chien-fu Li (MBA '85)
Founder and CEO, China-tunes (Taiwan)
Chairman, Chinese Musicians Exchange Association
Andrea J. Thompson (MBA '91)
Senior Vice President of U.S. Programs, BAE Systems (United Kingdom)
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)
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)
Mmasekgoa Masire-Mwamba (KGSB '90)
(International Distinguished Alumni Award Winner)
Former Deputy Secretary General, Commonwealth Secretariat
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
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
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
Samme Thompson (MBA '70)
Founder and President
Telit Associates, Incorporated
Handy Soetedjo (MBA '95) - (1st International Distinguished Alumni Award Winner)
President Director, Midasia Capital
Kenneth R. Woodcock (MBA '66)
Senior Vice President (Retired)
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
Claudio Abreu (PhD '96; MBA '90; MS '90)
President and CEO; Bayer Business and Technology Services
Howard W. Hanna Jr. (BBA '42; MLIT '49)
Founder; Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
Robert Pasterick (BA '77; MBA '78)
President; Boeing Shared Services Group
Jeffrey A. Davis (EMBA '92)
Senior Vice President of Finance, Store Operations, Walmart U.S.
Donald R. Fischer (MBA '98)
Senior Vice President of Health Affairs and Chief Medical Officer, Highmark Inc.
Barbara K. Mistick (MBA '92)
President and Director, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Andrew Hannah, '92
President and CEO, Plextronics, Inc.
Jeff Kelly, '76
Chairman and CEO, Hamill Manufacturing Company
Delena Spencer, '92
Vice President, Controller, High Volume Analog and Logic, Texas Instruments Incorporated
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
Mary Ellen Pohl Rodgers, ’75
CFO—American Home Patient
David L. Wohleber, ’65
Executive Vice President and CFO—Eat 'N Park Restaurants, Inc.
Robert S. Rosati, ’61
President and CEO—Transtar, Inc.
Tom W. Olofson, ’63
Chairman and CEO—Electronic Processing, Inc.
James R. Allen ’64
President—National Development Corporation
Ronald M. Puntil, ’58
President—Grubb & Ellis/Axion
James S. Broadhurst, ’67
Chairman and CEO—Eat 'N Park Restaurants
Samuel A. McCullough, ’60
Chairman and CEO—Meridian Bankcorp Inc.
Raymond W. Smith, ’69
Chairman and CEO—Bell Atlantic
*Charles T. Russell, ’63
President and CEO—Visa International
*Thomas Marshall, ’57
Chairman and CEO—Aristech Chemical Corporation
H. Jerome Zoffer, ’52 & ’53
Dean—Katz Graduate School of Business
Farrell Rubenstein, ’53
Retired Partner—Deloitte & Touche
*James B. Tafel, ’50
Retired Chairman—Technical Publishing
Donald R. Beall, ’61
Joseph V. Anania, ’56
Thomas G. Bigley, ’56
Managing Partner—Ernst & Young
*Robert E. Seymour, ’52
Director—Rockwell International and Former Chairman—Pittsburgh Brewing Company
William P. Snyder III, ’38
Trustee Chairman—W.P. Snyder Charitable Foundation and President—Wilpen Group, Inc.
*Thomas V. Fritz, ’60
Vice Chairman and Managing Partner, East—Ernst & Young
*John G. Henderson, ’48
Retired Partner—Price Waterhouse
*Edward W. Kay, ’49
Co-Chairman—Ernst & Young
William E. Bierer, ’54
President—Lesker Office Products
*Desmond J. McTighe, ’23
President—McTighe, Weiss & Stewart
*Lou Mervis, ’21
David M. Roderick, ’56
Retired Chairman and CEO—USX Corporation
*Louis A. Werbaneth, ’56
Regional Partner—Touche Ross & Co.
*Curtis E. Jones, ’50
Retired President—Mellon Bank
*Henry E. Haller Jr., ’36
Retired President—National Valve & Manufacturing
*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
*Arthur J. Brosius, ’35
Consultant—Phibro Division of Salomon
*Douglas G. Sisterson, ’19
Retired Chairman—Hillman Co.
*Harvey J. Haughton, ’34
Retired Vice President of Finance—Jones & Laughlin Steel
*James M. Underwood, ’30
Retired Chairman—Vulcan Inc.
*Birger Engstrom, ’23
*Philip K. Herr, ’24
Executive Vice President—PNC Bank
*Charles R. Wilson, ’27
Senior Vice President—Realty Growth Corporation
*Robert D. Fleming, ’31
Retired State Senator—Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
*George Ketchum, ’17
*G. Herbert McCracken, ’21
Retired Chairman—Scholastic Magazines, Inc.
*Theodore W. Biddle, ’29
President—University of Pittsburgh
*George G. Main, ’26
*Wilbert A. Walker, ’31
Retired President—U.S. Steel
*Michael Bachrach, ’23
*Joseph M. Barr, ’28
Mayor—City of Pittsburgh
*Carlton G. Ketchum, ’16
*Walter J. Rome, ’26
*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
Chairman—H.J. Heinz Co.
*H. Donald Borger, 1900
Chairman—Consolidated Gas Co.
*Malcolm E. Lambing, ’31
President—Pittsburgh National Bank