Alumni Hall of Fame

The Western Michigan University Haworth College of Business Alumni Hall of Fame honors and celebrates individuals who embody the qualities that make the college an extraordinary place to learn and grow. These alumni have made significant contributions to the mission of the college and have excelled in their careers.

  • William J. Bolton, B.S.'68, Food Distribution
    Consultant, LJS Group
  • Paul E. Boyer, MBA'71, Marketing
    Vice Chairman and Co-CEO, Meijer Inc.
  • Randy B. Brown, B.B.A.'84, Marketing
    Senior Vice President, The Tennis Channel
  • Dominic Buccellato, B.S.'75, Food Distribution
    President, Royal Pet L.L.P.
    Partner and Executive Vice President, Pet Supplies "Plus"
  • Douglas M. Carolan, B.S.'64, Food Distribution
    Former President and CEO, Associated Wholesale Grocers Inc.
  • Wendell L. Christoff, B.S.'68, Food Distribution
    Co-Owner and Vice Chairman, Litehouse Inc.
  • Donald M. Collins, B.B.A.'79, Marketing
    Chief Administrative Officer, Acrisure
    President, Acrisure Business Outsourcing Services
  • Christine K. Cortez, B.B.A.'76, Marketing
    Senior Vice President for Global Parts Sales and Service, Daimler-Chrysler
  • Robert L. Crain, B.B.A.'74, Marketing, MBA'76
    President and CEO, Custom Cable Industries, A Steelcase Company
  • Bettye A. Daly, B.B.A.'76, Marketing
    President and CEO, Daly Enterprises
  • Dr. Raymond A. Dannenberg, B.S.'50, Business Administration, Retailing and Distributive Education
    Professor Emeritus of Marketing, Western Michigan University
  • Dr. Patricia J. Daugherty, B.B.A.'80, Marketing, MBA'81
    Professor Emerita, University of Oklahoma
  • Ronald J. Davis, B.B.A.'66, Marketing, MBA'73
    Former Chairman and CEO, Biggs-Gilmore Communications
  • Steven D. DeYoung, B.S.'77, Food Distribution
    President, CEO and Owner, Steve DeYoung's Big Top Markets
  • John E. Dillworth, B.B.A.'79, Advertising
    President and CEO, Goodwill Industries of Southwest Michigan
  • Michael Doss, B.B.A.'89, MBA'91
    President and COO, Graphic Packaging Corporation
  • Frank O. Eckstein, B.S.'68, Food Distribution
    Senior Vice President of Operations, Dallas/Fort Worth Division, Albertsons Inc.
  • Ronald A. Elenbaas, B.B.A.'74, Industrial Marketing
    Group President (Retired) Surgical Group, Stryker Corporation
  • Greg T. Gerfen, B.B.A.'83, Advertising
    Doner Advertising
  • Michael J. Gerfen, B.B.A.'87, Marketing
    Biggs-Gilmore
  • Robert P. Hermanns, B.S.'65, Food Distribution
    President and CEO (Retired), Associated Grocers Inc.
  • Earl R. Jenkins, B.B.A.'71, Marketing, MBA'74
    Founder, Beechwood LLC
  • Rhonda Davenport-Johnson, B.B.A.'84, Industrial Marketing, MBA'93
    Senior Vice President and Loan Center Director, Comerica Bank
  • Kenneth W. Kaminski, B.B.A.'61, Marketing
    Corporate Vice President (Retired), Whirlpool Corporation
  • Duane E. Knapp, B.B.A.'69, Marketing and Economics
    President, BradStrategy Inc.
  • Dr. David T. Kollat, B.B.A.'60, Marketing, MBA'62
    Founder and Chairman, 22 Inc.
  • Phillip A. Long, B.B.A.'70, Advertising, MBA'75
    Chief Executive Officer, NephRX
  • Paul Madura, B.B.A.'74, Food Distribution and Management
    Senior Vice President and General Manager, H-E-B Food and Drugs
  • Alex Miller, B.S.'69, Food Distribution
    Executive Vice President, Daymon Worldwide
  • Kenneth V. Miller, B.B.A.'69, Marketing, MBA'70
    President and CEO, Havirco
    Owner, Millennium Restaurant Group
  • Martin J. Miller, B.B.A.'81, Retailing
    Vice President and General Manager, Tri-State Division, Coca-Cola Enterprises
  • Robert N. Miller, B.B.A., Industrial Marketing
    Global Director, Corporate Citizenship, The Dow Chemical Company
    President and Executive Director, The Dow Chemical Company Foundation
  • William E. Morden, B.B.A.'74, Advertising
    Vice Chairman and Chief Creative Officer (Retired), BBDO Detroit
  • Yoshiaki Nakazawa, B.B.A., Marketing, MBA
    President & CEO AMIC k.k. Japan
  • David N. Perron, MBA'88
    Senior Vice President of Merchandising and Supply Chain, Staples Inc.
  • John S. Phillips, B.S.'86, Food Distribution
    Vice President, PepsiCo Sales Strategy
  • James W. Richmond, B.B.A.'61, General Business
    Senior Vice President of Global Marketing and Development (Retired), Stryker Corporation
  • Peter A. Schweitzer, MBA'67, Marketing
    Chairman (retired), J. Walter Thompson Company
  • Thomas M. Thornton, B.B.A.'78, Marketing
    President and CEO, Aerotek Inc.
  • Jeff Williams, B.B.A.’83, Industrial Marketing
    President, Europe, Middle East and Latin America, Johnson Controls
  • Charles L. Wimbley, MBA'70, Marketing
    President and Founder, The Wimbley Group Inc.