K-State Accounting Hall of Fame

The Department of Accounting Hall of Fame award recognizes outstanding accounting alumni who are making an impact in the world of business, government or academia.

In 2022, we inducted Shannon Stites, Senior Vice President of Finance and CFO, North America at Huhtamaki, into the Accounting Hall of Fame

Brett Wilkinson and Shannon Stites
2022 Inductee Shannon Stites with Brett Wilkinson

Past Inductees

2022 Shannon Stites Senior Vice President of Finance and CFO,
North America at Huhtamaki
2020 No inductee due to COVID-19 pandemic
2019 Vern Herbel Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Torchmark
2018 Michael Upchurch Executive Vice President & CFO, Kansas City Southern
2018 Johanna Lyle Instructor Emeritus of Accounting
2017 Ken Selzer Kansas Insurance Commissioner
2016 Mark A. Soucie Vice President & CFO, Koch Chemical Technology Group, LLC
2015 Barry Robinson EMEIA Tax Markets Leader, Ernst & Young
2014 Steve Lacy Chairman of the Board & CEO, Meredith Corporation
2013 Doug Gaston Regional Managing Partner of BKD
2012 Jackson Day Ernst and Young's Americas Professional Practice
2011 Paul Edgerley Managing Director, Bain Capital
2010 Robert G. Champman (deceased) President, Zieman Manufacturing
2009 Julie Bryant Controller, ConocoPhillips
2008 Stan Weber Chief Financial Officer, Tower Properties Company
2007 Randall G. Fletchall Vice Chair, Assurance and Advisory Business Services
2006 Joleen D. Moden Retired Senior Vice President, Verizon Communications
2005 Maurice "Buzz" Stark Retired Professor, Kansas State University
2005 Gene Laughlin Retired Associate Dean, Kansas State University
2005 Ken Fox Retired Professor, Kansas State University
2004 Randolph A. Buseman Partner, Ernst & Young
2003 Rand C. Berney Vice President and Controller, ConocoPhillips
2002 Candace Duncan Partner, KPMG
2001 Gary Boomer Chief Executive Officer, Boomer Consulting Inc.
2001 Roger Sink Partner, Sink, Gillmore & Gordon LLP
2000 F. Lynn Markel Retired, EVP & CFO, Koch Industries
2000 Julie Davis Partner, KPMG
1999 Bill Sinderson Retired, Baird Kurtz & Dobson
1999 Allen Webber Retired, Kennedy and Coe


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Department of Accounting
Brett Wilkinson
Department Head

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