EAST LANSING, Mich., April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of the Michigan State University Broad College of Business Executive MBA's (EMBA) 50th anniversary, the school is recognizing distinguished alumni who have made a significant and lasting impact on the program, their industry, or in their communities.
Nominations for the Alumni of the Decade initiative were made by people affiliated with the EMBA program. Sixty-four alumni from five decades were nominated. Ten honorees, two from each decade, were selected.
Alumni of the Decade Honorees are:
- Ken Way, chairman, Lear Corporation; retired, Class of 1971
- John (Jack) Withrow, executive vice president, Chrysler Corporation; retired, Class of 1971
- Neil DeKoker, founder, president and CEO, Original Equipment Suppliers Association; retired, Class of 1977
- Tom Ogden, president, Comerica Bank – Michigan; retired, Class of 1980
- Daniel Ponder, CEO, Franco Public Relations Group, Class of 1990
- Ambassador Yousif B. Ghafari, founder and chairman, Ghafari Associates LLC, Class of 1992
- Lisa Dancsok, vice president, Rock Ventures LLC, Class of 1996
- Jim Roberts, CEO, Jim Roberts Enterprises LLC and Jim Roberts – Centennial Securities Advisory Services LLC, Class of 1996
- David Dauch, chairman, president and CEO, American Axle & Manufacturing, Class of 2007
- Reginald (Reggy) Eadie, MD, CEO, Detroit Medical Center Harper University Hospital, Hutzel Women's Hospital and Detroit Receiving Hospital, Class of 2013
"The university congratulates the Alumni of the Decade honorees and all they have, and will continue to accomplish," said Sanjay Gupta, acting dean and the Russell E. Palmer Endowed Professor of Accounting of the Broad College of Business. "These alumni are outstanding representatives of the program's more than 4,000 alumni who have made an impact on businesses and communities around the globe."
The first public university executive MBA program in the United States, MSU's EMBA is celebrating 50 years of transforming high potential into high performance.
Since 1964, the Broad EMBA program has offered a premier educational experience built on a foundation of faculty who are experts in their fields, a robust curriculum, and team-based learning. Today the program continues to develop leaders by embracing innovative new concepts and delivering global experiences, enhanced leadership development opportunities, a unique weekend schedule, and valuable business networking opportunities.
"The university is extremely proud of the 50-year milestone, and we look forward to building on the program's robust heritage of developing tomorrow's leaders," Dean Gupta said.
Alumni of the Decade honorees will be recognized at The Broad Executive MBA Alumni Celebration May 14 at The Fillmore Detroit. The event is open to all Executive MBA, Advance Management Program (AMP) and Weekend MBA alumni, as well as current students.
About the Eli Broad College of Business
Michigan State University's Eli Broad College of Business prepares students to make business happen through an innovative curriculum and collaborative culture, guided by a distinguished faculty. The college, which is home to nearly 7,000 undergraduate and more than 900 graduate students, offers seven undergraduate majors, two MBA programs, seven professional master's degrees, and eight doctoral degrees, as well as a variety of executive education programs.
SOURCE Michigan State University Broad College of Business