College of Business Administration and Graduate School of Management Award Recipients
Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award
JOHN W. SPLUDE, BUS AD '67
The man who led the transformation of HK Systems into an industry leader, John was once described as “one of the true thought leaders in the material handling and logistics technology field.”
CHRISTOPHER J. DALTON, BUS AD '90
Crystal Lake, Ill.
Chris is CEO of Acquity Group, a brand commerce and digital marketing firm with offices across North America and China.
JAMES A. WALDVOGEL, BUS AD '83
Mendota Heights, Minn.
Jim has made a successful career in the hospitality industry as general manager of the award-winning Hilton Minneapolis/ Bloomington Hotel, which is ranked in the top 10 of all Hiltons in the Americas.
Young Alumnus of the Year Award
ERIC A. KOESTER, BUS AD '99
A serial entrepreneur, Eric founded Zaarly, an online marketplace that USA Today described as “a startup blending the best bits of Foursquare and eBay.”