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  • 37th Annual Business Leadership Awards


The Leadership Awards recognize individuals who have distinguished careers and a history of service to the Moore School, the University of South Carolina and the community.

The Distinguished Alumni and Distinguished Young Alumni awards are presented to alumni of the Moore School with outstanding achievements in business, academia, government or not-for-profit organizations. The Distinguished Young Alumni award recipients must be 40 years of age or younger in the year the award is presented.

The Distinguished Service award is presented to an individual who has rendered extraordinary service to the Moore School.

The Distinguished Corporate Partner award is presented to a corporate partner that has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to the success of the school’s students, faculty and programs.

Nominations for these awards are accepted annually on a rolling basis. To nominate someone for a Distinguished Award, please complete this form.

38th Annual Leadership Awards

Thursday, April 18, 2024
USC Pastides Alumni Center
Columbia, S.C.

Stay tuned for more information!

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Distinguished Alumni  

Barbara Whye

(’89 USC electrical engineering, ’95 MBA) 

Vice President of Inclusion & Diversity, Apple 

Moore School Distinguished Alumni Award recipient Barbara Whye is Apple’s vice president of Inclusion & Diversity. At Apple, she leads the company's commitment to building a more equitable and inclusive world by increasing diverse representation at every level, fostering an inclusive culture that brings everybody in and ensuring equitable pay and access to opportunity for all. 

A globally recognized leader on issues of representation in the technology industry, Whye joined Apple in 2021, after spending 25 years with Intel Corporation where she held several leadership roles, including serving as the company's chief diversity and inclusion officer the last five years of her tenure. At Apple, she partners with senior leaders around the world and leads the company’s work to build inclusion and diversity into every system and process. 

She has championed efforts to ensure women and candidates from other underrepresented communities have fair access to opportunities and has implemented new practices to have more diverse candidates in the interview process — as candidates and on interview panels.  

Whye said that her time in the Moore School MBA program prepared her for the competitive environment in the technology sector.

“From the Moore School, I learned the importance of being a strong generalist in all aspects of business to be successful as a future executive,” she said. “Having an MBA to complement the engineering bachelor’s degree was intentional in achieving that goal, especially to excel in the tech industry.”

In 2022, Whye was recognized as one of Savoy Magazine's Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America and was recognized by Women We Admire as one of the Top 50 Women Leaders of Arizona for 2022. Fortune recognized Whye as one of the Most Powerful Women in 2020.

She also sits on the Board of Directors for BlackLine, Inc., and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. Whye is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence and Ethics at Arizona State University and is expected to graduate in 2024.

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Distinguished Young Alumni 

Ann-Stanton C. Gore  

(’07 finance and marketing) 

Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Primis 

Moore School Distinguished Young Alumni Award recipient Ann-Stanton C. Gore was named in September 2021 the executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Primis, a Virginia-based financial institution.

As the EVP and CMO, Gore leads Primis’s marketing, digital and promotional programs, advancing the bank’s digital transformation and V1be, Primis’s proprietary banking-delivery service.

In addition, she oversees the bank’s corporate social responsibly initiatives, including Primis Works, the company’s flagship program that empowers single mothers by providing a fully paid, life-changing opportunity to establish and grow meaningful careers.

Gore attributes her part of her journey to the C-suite with Primis to the “well-rounded business acumen” she gained from her time at the Moore School.

“My finance and marketing concentrations are directly correlated to my career growth in the financial industry,” she said. “I believe my business creativity, ingenuity, innovation and graceful pivoting skills were ignited at the Moore School and seriously honed immediately upon graduation in 2007, which was right at the beginning of the great recession in the U.S.”

Prior to joining Primis, Ann-Stanton was Ameris Bank’s head of marketing and then director of corporate communications as the company grew from $1 billion in assets to more than $20 billion. During her 14-year tenure, she led the marketing and communications efforts for 18 mergers and acquisitions and launched the bank into a new era with a new bold and humanized brand.

A 2018 Best and Brightest award recipient by Columbia Business Monthly, Gore is on the faculty with the South Carolina Bankers School. She was recognized as Ameris Bank’s Enterprise Services Banker of the Year in 2016, among other internal accolades. She has volunteered with the Junior League of Columbia since 2008 and served on the organization’s executive management board from 2019-2021.

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Distinguished Young Alumni 

Drew D. Stevens  

(’10 finance and insurance and risk management) 

Certified Financial Planner, G3 Wealth Advisors

Moore School Distinguished Young Alumni Award recipient Drew Stevens is a Certified Financial Planner with Northwestern Mutual and a partner in the G3 Wealth Advisors firm. Stevens began interning with Northwestern Mutual as a sophomore after meeting their representatives at a Moore School Business EXPO career fair.

Northwestern Mutual’s top intern in 2009, Stevens passed his Series 7 General Securities Representative Exam while a senior at USC and was one of the youngest stockbrokers in the state at the time.

“The Moore School taught me the importance of commitment, discipline and follow through — all of which have been instrumental in growing my financial planning practice,” he said. “I knowingly chose a harder path double majoring at the business school; the grit I learned gave me the confidence to bet on myself in an all-commission role building a business from scratch. Nothing worth having comes easy, and my time at the Moore School helped me learn this.”    

He has worked as a financial advisor and wealth management advisor for Northwestern Mutual in Columbia since graduating in 2010.

Stevens currently serves the Moore School through their mentorship program, as a Moore Ambassador and member of the USC-Business Partnership Foundation Board of Advisors. In 2017, he was named by the Columbia Metropolitan Magazine as one of Columbia's “Top Ten Young Professionals.” He served for more than four years on the Moore School’s Young Alumni Board, including as chair in 2018-2019.

Stevens has also volunteered for and served on boards for numerous community organizations, including United Way of the Midlands, the American Heart Association, Lexington Medical Center, Columbia Opportunity Resource, Harvest Hope food bank, Habitat for Humanity, Salvation Army, Special Olympics, March of Dimes and Transitions.

He has been married to Reece for two years, and they anticipate welcoming their first child three days before the Business Leadership Dinner where he’ll be recognized for the Distinguished Young Alumni designation. 

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Distinguished Corporate Partner  

United Parcel Service (UPS)

UPS is an invaluable partner for the Moore School. Two of their top executives share their expertise while serving on center boards and inform the school’s course curriculum, thought leadership and research; UPS participates in master’s-level and undergraduate courses; their generous donations have funded the UPS Global Scholars program; they hire interns and alumni for a variety of positions; and they mentor students.

UPS consistently works with the Master of International Business and operations and supply chain programs on semester-long projects to give students real-world experience, and the students provide top-level recommendations to enhance UPS processes. Learn more by visiting, and Executives have also participated in professional development programming and entrepreneurial leadership.

Funded by The UPS Foundation, the UPS Global Scholars Program’s purpose is to broaden participation by underrepresented populations in international business programming. The UPS Global Scholars Program is the first — and so far, only one — of its kind funded by The UPS Foundation. Including the 2022-2023 academic year, the UPS Foundation has provided $750,000 during the first five years of the program for undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships. Learn more by visiting

Since 1989, UPS has been proud to partner with the Moore School in internship and job recruitment and leadership development.

While most people think of the company’s package delivery function, UPS has transformed into a much more complex global corporation. Over the past couple of decades, the organization has made significant strides to increase its international reach. Today, UPS operates in more than 220 countries and territories and employs more than 534,000 people worldwide.


$10,000 Gold Sponsor: 
BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina

$5,000 Silver Sponsor:
First Citizens Bank & Trust Company
G3 Wealth Advisors
University of South Carolina Foundations

$2,500 Bronze Sponsor:
Colonial Life & Accidental Insurance Company
Elliott Davis, LLP
Peachtree Providence Partners
Terminix Service, Inc.

Past Distinguished Award Recipients 

Titles at time of award, *Deceased

2022 Distinguished Alumni

  • Thomas D. Barnes (’90 business economics, management science) |  CEO, 319 Capital Partners

2022 Distinguished Young Alumni

  • Cheslie Kryst* (’13 marketing and management) | Miss USA (2019), Correspondent, Extra

2022 Distinguished Service 

  • J. Scott Blackmon, Jr. (’73 management) | Retired Banking Executive

2022 Distinguished Corporate Partner

  • Sonoco | Hartsville, S.C.

2019 Centennial Distinguished Service Award

  • Darla Moore ('75 B.S.) | Chairman, Darla Moore Foundation

2018 Distinguished Alumni

  • Barry L. Saunders ('81 B.S., '89 MBA) | Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Sonoco Products Company
  • Terrance Williams ('90 B.S.) | Chief Marketing Officer and President of Emerging Businesses, Nationwide

2018 Distinguished Young Alumni

  • Ryan Succop ('09 B.S.) | Placekicker, Tennessee Titans
  • James Wolf ('05 B.S.) | Vice President & Senior Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

2017 Distinguished Alumni

  • John P. Harloe ('74 B.A., '75 MBA) | Managing Director, Small Cap Value Portfolio Manager, Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss, LLC
  • Wiliam O. Buyck ('58 B.S.) | Chairman of the Board of Directors, Bank of Clarendon

2017 Distinguished Young Alumni

  • Mauricus "Moe" Brown ('10 B.S.) | Managing Director, Hill Impact
  • W. Ford Graham ('06 IMBA/J.D.) | Of Counsel, K&L Gates LLP

2017 Distinguished Service 

  • Susie H. VanHuss | Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Darla Moore School of Business

2016 Distinguished Alumni

  • James McCauley "Mac" Bennett ('80 B.S.) | President and CEO, United Way of the Midlands

2016 Distinguished Young Alumni

  • William E. "Trey" Ackerman III ('97 B.S., '98 MTax) | Market Managing Partner, Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP
  • Kim Buckner Land ('98 B.A., '02 MBA) | Instructor of Marketing, Johnson College of Business and Economics, University of South Upstate

2016 Distinguished Service

  • Joel A. Smith III | Dean Emeritus, Darla Moore School of Business

2015 Distinguished Alumni

  • David J. Comeau ('85 MIBS) | President, Asia Pacific Biscuits, Mondelez International

2015 Distinguished Young Alumni

  • Keshiv A. Desai ('02 MBA) | Executive Director, Morgan Stanley
  • Sidney L. Giddings IV ('06 MBA) | Vice President, Operations, Wyndham Vacation Ownership

2015 Distinguished Service

  • William R. "Randy" Folks, Jr. | Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Darla Moore School of Business

2014 Distinguished Alumni

  • Mark E. Khalil ('78 B.S.) | Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Sony Corporation of America

2014 Distinguished Young Alumni

  • Matthew P. D. Johnson ('98 B.S., '99 MACC) | Principal, KPMG
  • Jerrell M. Moore ('04 MHR, J.D.) | Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer, Burger King Corporation

2013 Distinguished Alumni

  • Brian W. MacLean ('82 M.S.) | President and COO, Travelers

2013 Distinguished Young Alumni

  • Kyle W. Blackmon ('00 B.S.) | Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Brown Harris Stevens
  • Michael J. Boyd ('98 MIBS) | Director of Global Treasury Operations, Apple, Inc.

2013 Distinguished Service

  • Marc A. Chini | Vice President, Human Resources, GE

2012 Distinguished Alumni

  • James D. Samples, Jr. ('87 MIBS) | President of International, Scripps Networks Interactive

2012 Distinguished Young Alumni

  • Thack Brown ('96 MIBS) | Senior Vice President and CFO, SAP Latin America & Caribbean
  • Raphael S. Miolane ('01 MBA) | CFO, France and Spain, YUM! Restaurants International

2012 Distinguished Service

  • Pamela P. Lackey | President, AT&T South Carolina

2011 Distinguished Alumni

  • David A. Loeser ('77 B.S.) | Executive Vice President Human Resources and Communication, Hostess Brands, Inc.

2011 Distinguished Young Alumni

  • John M. Dillard, Jr. ('99 MIBS) | President and Co-Founder, Big Sky Associates, Inc.
  • Craig L. Nix ('93 B.S.) | Executive Vice President and CFO, First Citizens Bank

2011 Distinguished Service

  • John W. Bachmann* | Senior Partner, Edward Jones

2010 Distinguished Alumni

  • Nicole M. Ringenberg ('85 MIBS) | Vice President and Controller, Monsanto Company
  • Emory W. "Wayne" Rushton ('65 B.S.) | Managing Director, Promontory Financial Group, LLC; Retired Chief National Bank Examiner and Senior Deputy Comptroller of the Currency, U.S. Treasury Department
  • L. Kent Satterfield ('77 B.S., '78 MACC) | COO, Dixon Hughes LLP
  • Robert H. "Hal" Turner, Jr. ('72 B.S., '73 MBA) | CEO, Pac-West Telecomm, Inc. 

2010 Distinguished Young Alumni

  • Tito C. Echiburu ('00 MIBS) | Director of Managerial Reporting, Performance Coatings Division; Finance Director, Architectural Coatings, International Division, PPG Industries, Inc.
  • Ioana M. Tudor ('97 IMBA) | Vice President of Business Development, NAFTA Corn and Soybeans, Syngenta Seeds, Inc.

2010 Distinguished Service

  • Michael R. Brenan | President, BB&T of South Carolina

2009 Distinguished Alumni

  • Klaus K. Kuehn ('89 MIBS) | CFO and Board of Management, Bayer AG
  • F. Andrews Lowrey ('90 MBA) | President and CEO, AgFirst Farm Credit Bank
  • José Salibi Neto ('82 B.S., '86 MIBS) | Chief Knowledge Officer, HSM Group
  • Drew Atkinson Putt ('85 B.S.) | Georgia Market President and U.S. Specialty Head, RBC Bank

2009 Distinguished Young Alumni

  • Eden Isbell ('92 MHR) | Senior Director, Human Resources, Genzyme Corporation

2009 Distinguished Service 

  • S. Travis Pritchett | Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Darla Moore School of Business; Commissioner, SC Retirement Systems Investment Commission

2008 Distinguished Alumni

  • William M. Ginn ('69 B.A., '72 MBA) | Executive Officer, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
  • David B. Holl ('84 MBA) | President and CEO, Mary Kay Inc.
  • Gary M. Parsons ('77 MBA) | Chairman, XM Satellite Radio

2008 Distinguished Young Alumni

  • K. Susan Billiot ('93 B.S., '94 MHR) | Vice President, Human Resources, SYSCO Corporation
  • R. Jason Caskey ('90 B.S.) | Shareholder, Elliott Davis, LLC 

2008 Distinguished Service

  • R. Buck Mickel* | Retired Chairman, Daniel International Corporation; Retired Vice Chairman, Fluor Corporation

2007 Distinguished Alumni

  • William R. Horton ('73 B.S.) | President and COO, Government Programs Division, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • D. Roger Nanney ('80 B.S., '82 MACC) | Vice Chairman and Regional Managing Partner, Mid-Atlantic, Deloitte & Touche USA LLP 

2007 Distinguished Young Alumni

  • Kellie Cooper Johnson ('91 MBA) | Senior Product Manager, GlaxoSmithKline
  • J. Chad Odom ('92 B.S.) | CEO, Innovative Container; CEO, Palmetto Restorations; CEO, Pickwick Pharmacy

2007 Distinguished Service

  • M. Edward Sellers | Chairman and CEO, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina

2006 Distinguished Alumni

  • Catherine S. Brune ('74 B.S.) | Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Allstate Insurance Company
  • Harry S. Dent, Jr. ('75 B.S.) | President and Founder, H.S. Dent Foundation
  • Charles E. Zeigler, Jr. ('71 B.S.) | President and CEO, Cook and Boardman, Inc.

2006 Distinguished Young Alumni

  • Mark E. Fryer ('89 B.S., '90 MACC) | President and CFO, Davis-Garvin Agency, Inc.
  • Ilian Ljubomirov Mihov ('92 B.S.) | Associate Professor of Economics, INSEAD, France and Singapore 

2006 Distinguished Service

  • Gayle O. Averyt | Chairman Emeritus, Colonial Supplemental Insurance 

2005 Distinguished Alumni

  • Jose Joaquin Mora Hernandez ('83 MIBS) | International Vice President, Latin America and Puerto Rico, Johnson & Johnson
  • Olin S. Pugh ('48 B.S.)* | Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Darla Moore School of Business

2005 Distinguished Young Alumni

  • J. Michelle Childs ('91 MHR, J.D.) | Commissioner, South Carolina Workers' Compensation Commission
  • Luis Frederico Deza ('88 B.S., '90 MIBS) | COO, Nextel de Peru

2005 Distinguished Service

  • William B. Timmerman | Chairman, President and CEO, SCANA Corporation

2004 Distinguished Alumni

  • James H. Hodges ('79 B.S., '82 J.D.) | Former Governor, State of South Carolina; CEO, Hodges Consulting Group; Partner, Kennedy, Covington, Lobdell & Hickman
  • John C. Troutman, Sr. ('63 B.S.) | Chairman, President and CEO, Regions Bank of South Carolina and Central Georgia
  • Sam D. Wyche ('69 MBA) | Coach and Television Sports Analyst, National Football League

2004 Distinguished Young Alumni

  • Robert R. Hill, Jr. ('95 MBA) | President and COO, South Carolina Bank & Trust
  • Jodie Watt McLean ('90 B.S.) | President and Chief Investment Officer, Edens & Avant

2004 Distinguished Service

  • Ralph Gillespie | Retired President, Industrial Division, Milliken & Company

2003 Distinguished Alumni

  • Charles H. DuBose, Jr. ('70 B.S.) | President and CEO, DuBose Strapping, Inc.
  • Jill Griffin ('77 B.S., '79 MBA) | Founder and President, Griffin Group
  • Lawrence W. "Larry" Kellner ('81 B.S.) | President, Continental Airlines, Inc.

2003 Distinguished Young Alumni

  • Whitney Maureen McDonough MacEachern ('95 MIBS) | Vice President, Citigroup Latin America Corporate Affairs, Citigroup
  • Lawrence I. Scott ('86 B.S., '90 MBA) | Senior Vice President, Finance Group, Bank of America Corporation

2003 Distinguished Service

  • Stephen W. Trewhella ('48 B.S.)* | Retired Chairman of the Board, Glassmaster Company

2002 Distinguished Alumni

  • George A. Brizzolara, Jr. ('58 B.S.)* | Retired President, Old Dominion Brush Company
  • Nancy L. Grden ('82 M.S.) | Senior Vice President, Planning and Development, AMERIGROUP Corporation
  • E. L. "Bert" Pooser ('60 B.S.) | President and CEO, IMIC Hotels

2002 Distinguished Young Alumni

  • Dennis L. Wade ('84 B.S.) | President and CEO, The Jackson Companies

2002 Distinguished Service

  • John A. Warren* | Chairman of the Board Emeritus, SCANA Corporation

2001 Distinguished Alumni

  • William B. Cox, Jr. (B.S. ‘69) | Chairman and CEO, Cox Industries, Inc.
  • William B. Dukes (B.S. ‘64) | Founder, Blue Marlin Restaurants
  • Mary M. Kennemur (B.S. ‘75)* | First Vice President & Managing Director, New South District, Merrill Lynch 

2001 Distinguished Young Alumni

  • Jimmy E. Addison (B.S. ’82, MACC ‘83) | Vice President, Information Services and Technology, SCANA Corporation

2001 Distinguished Service

  • Robert E. McNair (USC B.S. ’47, USC J.D. ‘48)* | Former Governor, State of South Carolina; Chairman, McNair Law Firm

2000 Distinguished Alumni

  • James W. Holsinger, Jr. (M.S. ‘81) | Chancellor, Albert B. Chandler Medical Center, University of Kentucky
  • Carol A. Keehan (M.S. ‘80) | President and CEO, Providence Hospital and Carroll Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
  • Gerald K. Kunkle, Jr. (B.S. ‘72) | President and COO, DENTSPLY International
  • Madhu S. Shrivastava (MBA ‘78) | President and CEO, Carolina Convenience Corporation

2000 Distinguished Young Alumni

  • Colleen E. Dowd (B.S. ‘88) | President, AlmaCare 

2000 Distinguished Service

  • James Bradley* | Chairman of the Board, The Springs Company

1999 Distinguished Alumni

  • Anthony A. Callander (B.S. ’71, MACC ‘72) | Managing Partner-South Carolina, Ernst & Young LLP
  • Thomas Grover Faulds (MBA ‘73) | President and COO, BlueCross and BlueShield division, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • Thomas E. "Tommy" Suggs (B.S. ‘71) | President and CEO, Rooney, McArthur & Suggs, Inc.
  • F. William Vandiver (MBA ‘67) | Corporate Risk Management Executive, Bank of America Corporation

1999 Distinguished Young Alumni

  • Fred L. Green III (B.S. ’79, MBA ‘83) | President and CEO, The National Bank of South Carolina

1999 Distinguished Service

  • Robert V. Royall (USC B.S. ‘56) | Chairman, The National Bank of South Carolina

1998 Distinguished Alumni

  • James P. Barrow (B.S. ‘62) | Principal and Founder, Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss, LLC
  • Harris E. DeLoach, Jr. (B.S. ’66, USC J.D. ‘69) | Executive Vice President, Sonoco
  • William L. Pherigo (B.S. ‘63)  | Former President and CEO, The National Bank of South Carolina
  • Fernando Teixeira Dos Santos (Ph.D. ‘85) | Secretary of State for the Treasury and Finance, Ministry of Finance, Portugal; Professor, University or Porto, Portugal

1998 Distinguished Young Alumni

  • Darrin Todd Thomas (B.S. ‘87) | Vice President, Thomas-McCants Media, Inc./Black Pages USA

1998 Distinguished Service

  • Thomas E. Hannah (USC B.S. ’61, USC M.S. ‘63) | President, CEO and Director, Collins & Aikman Corporation

1997 Distinguished Alumni

  • A. Crawford Clarkson, Jr. (B.S. ’41, USC J.D. ‘55)* | Retired Partner, Clarkson, Harden & Gantt
  • R. Keith Elliott (B.S. ’64, MBA '65) | Chairman and CEO, Hercules Incorporated
  • Sam Z. Moore (B.S. '54) | CEO, Thomas Nelson, Inc.
  • A. Eugene Rountree (B.S. ‘61)* | President, Food Service, Inc. 

1997 Distinguished Young Alumni

  • Karen Schmidt Faber (B.S. ‘83) | Executive Vice President, Staffing Solutions, Inc.

1997 Distinguished Service Award

  • Monroe Miller | Vice President of Human Resources, IBM Networking Division, IBM Corporation 

1996 Distinguished Alumni

  • Gary L. Daniels (B.S. ‘61)* | Chairman and Owner, Package Supply & Equipment Co., Inc.
  • S. Hunter Howard, Jr. (B.S. ‘74) | President and CEO, South Carolina Chamber of Commerce
  • Dan Reeves (B.S. '65) | Head Coach, New York Giants

1996 Distinguished Young Alumni

  • Gerald W. Evans (B.S. ’81, MBA ‘83) | President, Hilton Hosiery, Hilton Hosiery Division of Sara Lee Corporation 

1996 Distinguished Service

  • James F. Kane* | Dean Emeritus and Professor of Marketing, College of Business Administration, University of South Carolina

 1995 Distinguished Alumni

  • Grady L. Patterson, Jr. (USC J.D. ’50, B.S. ‘75)* (Former) Treasurer, State of South Carolina; Financial Advisor, Yon-Drake & Associates, Inc.
  • Eugene E. "Gene" Stone III (B.S. '30)* | Chairman of the Board, Stone Manufacturing Company
  • Charles S. Way, Jr. (B.S. ’59, USC J.D. ‘62) |President, The Beach Co. and Related Subsidiaries 

1995 Distinguished Young Alumni

  • Jean E. Duke (B.S. ‘77) | Vice President of Finance and Treasurer, Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company

1995 Distinguished Service

  • John H. Stern* | Executive Vice President, Sony Electronics Inc

1995 Distinguished Achievement Citation 

  • Everett Dean Felber (B.S. ‘89) | Bass Player, Hootie & the Blowfish

1994 Distinguished Alumni

  • Roger W. Chastain (B.S. ‘64)* | President and COO, Mount Vernon Mills, Inc.
  • Samuel H. Vickers (B.S. ‘58) | Chairman and CEO, Design Containers, Inc.
  • Mack I. Whittle, Jr. (B.S. ’71,  MBA ‘75) | President and CEO, Carolina First Corporation
  • Catherine Hines Wills (B.S. '71, MBA '72) | Executive Vice President, Maybelline, Inc.

1993 Distinguished Alumni

  • C. Wayne Partin (B.S. ‘66) | President and CEO, Stouffer Foods Corporation
  • William F. "Bill" Putnam (B.S. ’55,  M.A. ‘57)* | Retired, Senior Associate Dean and Professor of Economics, College of Business Administration, University of South Carolina; Secretary, USC-Business Partnership Foundation
  • Porter B. Rose (USC B.S. ’63, MBA ‘68) | President, Liberty Investment Group

1992 Distinguished Alumni

  • John Wesley Culp, Sr. (B.S. ‘67) | Minister, South Carolina United Methodist Conference; Minister, Salem United Methodist Church; Founder, Salkehatchie Summer Service
  • Owen G.  "Bob" Shell, Jr. (B.S. ‘60) | President, NationsBank of Tennessee; Chairman, NationsBank of Kentucky
    A. Max Walker (B.S. ‘48)* | Chairman of the Board, Nations Fund 

1991 Distinguished Alumni 

  • P. Henderson Barnette, Sr. (B.S. ‘48)* | Chairman of the Board and CEO, Greenwood Packing Plant
  • J. Patrick Clayton (B.S. ‘62) | Retired, Partner in Charge-Tax Practice, Arthur Andersen & Company
  • L. Glenn Orr, Jr. (MBA ‘63) | Chairman, President and CEO, Southern National Corporation
1990 Distinguished Alumni
  • Robert J. "Bobby" Cremins (B.S. ’70, USC M.E. ‘77) | Head Basketball Coach, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Leon S. Goodall (B.S. ’49, USC J.D. ‘50)* | President, Carolina Continental Insurance Co.
  • Anne Johnston Gregg (B.S. ’79, MACC ‘81) | Treasurer/Controller, South Carolina Tees
  • William M. Gregg II (B.S. ‘72)* | President, South Carolina Tees
  • Joe B. Pearce (B.S. ‘53)* | Senior Vice President, PYA/Monarch
  • Shigeru Sekine (MIBS ‘77) | President, Nikko Chemicals Co., Ltd.
1989 Distinguished Alumni
  • Joe M. Anderson, Jr. (MBA ‘67) | Vice President, Southern Bell
  • James A. Cathcart III (B.S. ‘60) | Executive Vice President, Holborn Agency Corporation
  • Timothy R. McConnell (B.S. ’73, MACC ‘74)* | Owner and CPA, T. R. McConnell & Company
  • Crawford Rainwater, Jr. (MBA ‘72) | Retired, Chairman and CEO, Hygeia Coca-Cola Bottling Company and Associated Companies

 1988 Distinguished Alumni

  • Ivan V. Anderson, Jr. (MBA ‘70) | President and CEO, Evening Post Publishing Company; Publisher, The News and Courier and The Evening Post
  • Jean Galloway Bissell (B.S. ’56, USC J.D. ‘58)* | Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals
  • Chester A. Duke (B.S. ‘62) | President, Marion National Bank
  • Joe A. Padgett (B.S. ‘59) | Executive Vice President, South Carolina National Bank
  • G. Thaddeus Williams (B.S. ’61, USC J.D. ‘65) | President and CEO, Clinton Mills

1987 Distinguished Alumni

  • J. Harold Chandler (MBA ‘72) | President, The Citizens and Southern National Bank of S.C.
  • Paul S. Goldsmith (B.S. ‘56) | President, Wm. Goldsmith Company
  • Larry W. Lineberger (B.S. ‘66) | Vice President-Corporate Controller, Fluor Corporation
  • Robert L. Selman (B.S. ‘59)* | President, The Keenan Co.

1986 Distinguished Alumni

  • Jack S. Graybill (B.S. ’49) | Vice President, The Robinson Humphrey Company
  • Carl B. Harper, Jr. (B.S. ‘57) | Partner In Charge, Ernst & Whinney
  • Lester A. Hudson, Jr. (MBA ‘65) | President, Dan River, Inc.
  • Ada B. Thomas (B.S. 48, USC M.A. ‘63)* | Assistant Dean and Professor, College of Business Administration, University of South Carolina

1985 Distinguished Alumni

  • William R. Bruce (B.S. ‘37)* | Chairman, Seibels Bruce Group, Inc.
  • William W. Johnson (B.S. '53)* | Chairman and CEO, Bankers Trust of South Carolina
  • John M. Rampey, Jr. (MBA ‘74)* | Vice President of Management Development, Milliken & Company
  • G. Cameron Todd (B.S. ‘50)* | Senior Vice President, Merrill Lynch
  • G. Larry Wilson (B.S. '69, MBA '70) | Chairman and President, Policy Management Systems Corporation

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