H. J. Zoffer Medal for Meritorious Service Award

This award recognizes individuals whose efforts in the recent past (time is not necessarily a factor here) have gone above and beyond the call of duty and whose contributions have had a positive impact on Pitt Business and/or the University. This award may be presented to more than one individual and nominations of alumni, faculty, staff, and individuals in the corporate community will be considered.

Listed below are the recipients of the H. J. Zoffer Medal for Meritorious Service. Each recipient is listed under the year when the award was presented.

2018

Herb Shear
Chairman, Shear Family Office
CEO, GENCO (former)
University of Pittsburgh Trustee

2017

Ben L. Fryrear (MBA '64)
President and Chairman (Retired) and Board Member, Applied Avonics, Inc.

2016

Thomas L. Saaty
Distinguished University Professor of Business Analytics and Operations
Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
University of Pittsburgh

2015

James P. Waite (UPJ '85)
Director, Alumni Relations
Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
and College of Business Administration
University of Pittsburgh
John T. Delaney
Director, Alumni Relations
Henry E. Haller Jr. Dean
Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
and College of Business Administration
University of Pittsburgh

2014

George A. Davidson Jr. (ENGR '61)
Chairman, Dominion Resources, Inc. (Retired)
Pitt Business Board of Visitors Member
University of Pittsburgh Board of Trustee Emeritus

2013

Professor Josephine E. Olson
Professor of Business Administration and 
Director of International Business Center
Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and 
College of Business Administration

2012

William C. Byham, PhD
Chairman and CEO, Development Dimensions International

2011

Stephen Tritch (BSME '71; MBA '77)
Retired Chairman, Westinghouse Electric Company

2010

Shekar Narasimhan (MBA '75)
Managing Partner, Beekman Advisors, and Chief Executive Officer, Beekman Helix India Partners

2009

Sy Holzer
President, PNC Bank - Pittsburgh

2008

Kristen Holloway, '05

2006

Richard F. Dickinson, '88

2005

Elizabeth Adams
Robert M. Keene

2004

Paul C. Beer, MBA '87

2003

Christopher J. Porter, MBA '93

2002

Lisa Cherok
Dennis P. Slevin

2001

Ann Dugan, MBA '85
Gena Neugebauer, BSBA '99

2000

Marick F. Masters
Edward J. Palascak

1999

Alison Sterne Frederick, MBA '95
Audrey J. Murrell
Robert Nachtmann
G. Thomas Welsh, MBA '88

1998

Andrew R. Blair
Joan B. Craig
S. Jeffrey Kondis, MBA '82

1997

Audrey Sabol Kilmann

* Not awarded every year due to eligibility requirements.