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Distinguished Business Leaders Hall of Fame

2018     Charlie Chandler                Chairman & CEO, INTRUST Bank
2017     J.P. Bilbrey                        Chairman of the Board, Hershey
2015     Robert E. (Bob) Campbell   Founder and Owner, Robert E. Campbell Oil and Gas Operations       
2014     Randall Stuewe                Chairman of the Board & CEO, Darling International, Inc.
2013     Roger Sink                      Managing Partner, Sink, Gordon & Associates LLP
2013     Phil Howe                       Kansas State Bank
2012     Bernie Butler                   Owner Pizza Huts of Easter North Carolina, Kansas
2011     Dave Dreiling                  Founder, GTM Sportswear
2010     Joleen Moden                  Senior Vice President (Retired), Internal Auditing, Verizon Communications
2009     Fred Merrill, Jr                 President, Merrill Companies, LLC  
2008     Jon Wefald                     President, Kansas State University
2007     Jonathan E. Baum            Chairman and CEO, George K. Baum & Company
2006     John M. Thies                  Chairman of the Board, SUNTELL
2005     Stephen M. Lacy              President and CEO, Meridith Corporation
2004     Rand Berney                   Vice President and Controller, ConocoPhillips
2004     Paul Edgerley                  Managing Director, Bain Capital
2004     L.W. (Bill) Stolzer            Chairman of the Board, Commerce Bank
2003     Douglas E. Hill                Senior Partner, Edward Jones
2002     H. Phillip Howe               CEO, Kansas State Bank of Manhattan
2001     John R. Graham              Executive in Residence, Kansas State University
2001     Dennis von Waaden         Vice President, American Century Services


The Distinguished Business Leaders Hall of Fame was established in 2001 to recognize friends of the College of Business Administration at Kansas State University who serve as members of the Business Advisory Council. These individuals have distinguished themselves from their peers in their chosen business field and have consistently demonstrated significant personal involvement toward enhancing the life of the college.

Individuals selected to receive this award exemplify the outstanding qualities of business leadership that the College strives to develop in its students. These leaders purposefully invest their time, treasure, and talent to advance the goals and objectives of the college and K-State.


Recipients are selected based on career success, individual accomplishments and demonstration of friendship and support for the college, faculty, staff, and students. Distinguished Business Leader Award recipients are simultaneously inducted into the College of Business Administration Business Leaders Hall of Fame.