Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Award

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.

2018

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)

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

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

2010

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

2009

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

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