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​Alumni Awards

The Distinguished Business Alumni Award honors Olin Business School alumni who have attained distinction in their careers. Those being honored share the characteristics of leadership: progressive thinking, high standards, uncompromising integrity, commitment, courage, and confidence. Their careers serve as models for all Washington University students and alumni.

The Dean's Medal is awarded to special friends whose dedication and service to Olin Business School have been exceptional. By providing wise advice, pursuing high objectives, and generating the enthusiasm and support of many others, these friends have made significant differences to the School. Special friends of this caliber greatly enhance the School's progress.

The Olin Award is presented to faculty whose research has the greatest potential to advance business. Richard Mahoney, Olin executive in residence and former chairman and CEO of Monsanto, initiated the award to highlight scholarship that has practical and performance-enhancing applications to critical management issues. The prize is a $10,000 honorarium.

2016 Recipients

Distinguished Alumni Awards

Anne (Cook) Anderson, MBA ’02
Vice President, Aviation,
Shell International Petroleum Company

Robert W. Beck, BSBA ’86
Chief Operating Officer–US Retail Bank,
Citigroup Inc.

Donald Imholz, TI ’78, MBA ’91
Executive Vice President, Operations,
Chief Information Officer (retired),

Centene Corporation

Lori (Mason) Lee, BSBA ’88, MBA ’89
Senior Executive Vice President and Global Marketing Officer,
AT&T Inc.

Dean's Medalist

James T. Little, PhD
Donald Danforth Jr. Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Business

Olin Award

Radhadrishnan Gopalan, PhD
Associate Professor of Finance

Todd Milbourn, PhD
Senior Associate Dean of Faculty and Research,
Hubert C. & Dorothy R. Moog Professor of Finance

2015 Recipients

Distinguished Alumni Awards

Steven B. Miller, MD, HS 91, EMBA 02
Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer,
Express Scripts, Inc.

Shelley K. Lavender, EMBA 03
President,
Boeing Military Aircraft

Gulab H. Bhatia, EMBA ’96
President and Cofounder

Rose International

Mark F. Dehnert, BSSSE 89, MBA 89
Partner—Managing Director
Goldman Sachs

Dean's Medalist

Barbara S. and Robert W. Frick, BSCE 60, MBA 62
Board Member, Washington University's Board of Trustees,
Board Member, Olin's National Council,
Former Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, Bank of America Corporation

Olin Award

Anne Marie Knott, PhD
Professor of Strategy

Andrew Knight, PhD
Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior

2014 Recipients

Distinguished Alumni Awards

Eric G. Flamholtz, PhD, MBA ’66
Founder & President, Management Systems Consulting Corporation
Professor Emeritus, Anderson School of Management, UCLA

Jesse N. Hunter, EMBA ’06
Executive Vice President,
Chief Business Development Officer, Centene Corporation

Alfred S. Koh, MBA ’83
Special Corporate Advisor & Former President &

Chief Executive Officer, Samsung SDS

Wade D. Miquelon, MBA ’89
Chief Financial Officer & President, International, Walgreen Co.

Dean's Medalist

Richard J. Mahoney
Distinguished Executive in Residence, Olin Business School
Distinguished Executive in Residence, the Weidenbaum Center on the Economy,
Government, and Public Policy, Washington University in St. Louis
Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Monsanto Company

Olin Award

Lamar Pierce, PhD
Associate Professor of Strategy

2013 Recipients

Distinguished Alumni Awards

Paulino Do Rego Barros, Jr., EMBA '91
President, International Operations, Equifax Inc.
John Dains, BSBA '68
CEO, Helm Financial Corporation

Mary Jo Gorman, EMBA '96
Co-Founder and CEO, Advance ICU Care

Steven Segal, BSBA '82
Special Limited Partner, J.W. Childs Associates, LP

Dean's Medalist

Roger Weston, MBA '67, Chairman - GreatBanc, Inc.

Olin Award

Baojun Jiang, PhD
Assistant Professor of Marketing

2012 Recipients

Distinguished Alumni Awards

Scott B. Helm, BSBA '87
Founding Partner, Energy Capital Partners
Former CFO, Orion Power Holdings, Inc.
Roger L. Koch, BSBA '64, MBA '66
Principal and Co-Chairman of the Board
Koch Development Company

Paul A. Koch, BSBA '61, GL '64, MBA '68
Principal and Co-Chairman of the Board
Koch Development Company

Merry L. Mosbacher, MBA '82
Principal, Insurance Marketing, Edward Jones

Dean's Medalist

Carol and George BauerJoanne and Charles F. Knight

Olin Award

Tat Y. Chan, Associate Professor of Marketing
Chunhua Wu, PhD, Assistant Professor of Marketing
Ying Xie, Associate Professor of Marketing

2011 Recipients

Distinguished Alumni Awards

John D. Beuerlein, MBA '77
Partner Edward Jones
Jeff L. Fox, MBA '88
Chairman and CEO Harbour Group Ltd.

Gregory A. Fox, MBA '90
Group President, Harbour Group Ltd.

Jay Grinney, MBA '81 & MHA '81
President and CEO, HealthSouth Corp.

Dean's Medalist

Sidney H. Guller, BSBA '47

Olin Award

Radhakrishnan Gopalan, PhD, Assistant Professor of Finance
Todd T. Milbourn, PhD, Hubert C. & Dorothy R. Moog Professor of Finance
Anjan V. Thakor, PhD, Director of the PhD Program & John E. Simon Professor of Finance

2010 Recipients

Distinguished Alumni Awards

Terence E. Block, MBA ‘73
President North America
Nestle Purina PetCare Co.
Alejandro Ruelas, MBA '95
Co-Founder and Managing Partner

John G. Brunner, MBA '89
Chairman Vi-Jon, Inc.

J.J. Stupp, MBA ’83
Founder and Chief Financial Officer

Dean's Medalist

Edward Jones

Olin Award

Dr. Judi McLean Parks
Reuben C. and Anne Carpenter Taylor Professor of Organizational Behavior

2009 Recipients

Distinguished Alumni Awards

David C. Dorfman, BSBA '77
Founder, David Dorfman Dance Company Chair and William Meredith Professor of Dance, Connecticut College
Sally H. Roth, MBA' 95
Area Executive
Upper Midwest Regions Financial Corporation

David A. Peacock, MBA '00
President, Anheuser-Busch, Inc.

Lawrence E. Thomas, BSBA '77
Partner, Edward Jones

Dean's Medalist

Jerald L. Kent, BSBA '78, MBA '79, and Judith L. Kent

Olin Award

Markus Baer, Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior
Kurt Dirks, Professor of Organizational Behavior
Jackson Nickerson, Frahm Family Professor of Organization and Strategy