College of Management Honors Alumni Leaders at Inaugural Awards Ceremony

Business School Names First Members of Hall of Fame, Academy of Distinguished Alumni and Council of Outstanding Young Alumni

The Georgia Tech College of Management, the business school at Georgia Tech, celebrated the vision, achievement and leadership of its alumni leaders at its Inaugural Awards Ceremony on April 30th. The impressive group of entrepreneurs, CEOs, and retired business leaders reflected a wide range of industries from finance and real estate to manufacturing and retail.

Eleven College of Management alumni were inducted as the first members into the Hall of Fame, the Academy of Distinguished Alumni, and the Council of Outstanding Young Alumni.

"The impressive accomplishments that earned you this honor are all the more important because they so positively reflect on the College of Management and Georgia Tech," said G. Wayne Clough, president of Georgia Tech. "You represent the essence of Georgia Tech-a strong education, a competitive spirit and a drive for excellence."

The Hall of Fame inductees have demonstrated sustained and meritorious career leadership, a passion for Georgia Tech, and the highest level of integrity. They are honored for extraordinary investments of their time, talent, and treasure. The 2004 inductees include: James P. Poole, IM '42, retired president, Employer-Employee Security Plans, Inc.; Julian LeCraw, IM '52, retired chairman, Julian LeCraw and Company; Lawrence P. Huang, IMGT '73, partner, Sabel Partners, LLC; Charles W. Brady, IM '57, executive chairman and CEO, AMVESCAP; Gary T. Jones, GMGT '71, retired managing director, Credit Suisse First Boston (USA); and John C. Staton, Jr., IM '60, retired partner, King and Spalding, LLP.

The Academy of Distinguished Alumni inductees have made significant contributions to business, Georgia Tech, and society at large. They are honored for their professional achievements and the impact of their careers and leadership on the reputation and mission of the College. The 2004 Academy of inductees include: Michael A. Neal, IM '75, president and CEO, GE Commercial Finance; Alan J. Lacy, IM '75, chairman and CEO, Sears, Roebuck and Co.; Ernest Scheller Jr., IM '52, chairman, Silberline Manufacturing Company, Inc.; and Julian D. Saul, IM '62, president, Shaw Industries, Inc.

The Council of Outstanding Young Alumni has distinguished themselves through career achievement, service to Georgia Tech, and service to society. Their early career contributions put them on a fast track in their careers and in service to the mission of the College. This year's inductee was John K. Dewberry, IM '86, president, Dewberry Capital Corporation.

"Our honorees have distinguished themselves through their career achievements," said Terry C. Blum, Dean and Tedd Munchak Chair, College of Management. "They have provided prestige and service to the College of Management. The reputation of the College is enhanced by their professional success and their generous service has been essential in our effort to achieve our goals. Each of them has made a tremendous difference in advancing the reputation and mission of the College."