Each year, the Mike Ilitch School of Business presents signature awards to Michigan business leaders, alumni and faculty at our Recognition and Awards Program.
Michigan Executive of the Year
The Michigan Executive of the Year Award recognizes an individual in a senior leadership position at a business, government or non-profit organization that is based or has a substantial presence in the state of Michigan. The primary criteria for selection of this award are recent or ongoing actions by the honoree and/or his or her organization that are likely to reflect positively on the state of Michigan and the disciplines researched and taught within the Mike Ilitch School of Business.
The WW Group, Inc
Richard E. Dauch
American Axle and Manufacturing
Andra M. Rush
The Rush Group Family of Companies
George G. Johnson
George Johnson & Company
J. Walter Thompson Company
Susan T. Mosey
Midtown Detroit, Inc.
Matty and Nora Moroun and Family
Robert G. Riney
Henry Ford Health System
AlixPartners Holdings, Inc.
Michael and Marian Ilitch and Family
Ilitch Holdings, Inc.
James B. Nicholson
PVS Chemicals, Inc.
Peter Karmanos, Jr.
Distinguished Alumni Award
The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes alumni of the Mike Ilitch School of Business whose exceptional achievements over a career in business, education or public service have brought honor and distinction to his or her alma mater.
|2016 Mark Davidoff||2003 James H. Vandenberghe||1990 Dennis O. Green|
|2015 Thomas S. Wilson||2002 Susan J. Unger||1989 Charles A. Forbes|
|2014 M. Kathleen Donald||2001 Osman R. Minkara||1988 Verna S. Green|
|2013 David E. Meador||2000 T. Norris and Vivilore Hitchman||1987 Thomas E. O'Hara|
|2012 Wesley Pandoff||1999 Bernard D. Moray||1986 Mark W. Mehall|
|2011 Matthew J. Simoncini||1998 Stephen Strome||1985 Marie Farrell Donaldson|
|2010 Mark Bertolini||1997 John Utley||1984 Paul W. Czamanske|
|2009 Anthony P. Frabotta||1996 John E. Demmer||1983 Eugene M. Tomlinson|
|2008 David J. Breen||1995 Alexander Serafyn, Ph.D.||1982 Ronald Stone|
|2007 Therese Boldt||1994 Austin A. Kanter||1981 Robert W. Hague|
|2006 Paul A. Glantz and Sandra Pierce||1993 Lawrence Rieger|
|2005 Terry Cross||1992 Neal Zalenko|
|2004 The Honorable Jack Martin||1991 David Stulberg|
Emerging Leader Award
The Emerging Leader Award recognizes a more recent graduate of the Mike Ilitch School of Business who has already distinguished themselves as a "rising star" in their industry or community and who shows even greater promise for the future.
|2016 Krystina Borrocci||2014 Kevin Jappaya|
|2015 Antonio Lück||2013 Kirk King|
Inspirational Teacher Award
This award provides our proud WSU business school alumni with the opportunity to submit stories about professors who truly inspired them, encouraged them, broadened their horizons or made a lasting positive impact on their lives. Nominees must be living current or former members of the WSU Mike Ilitch School of Business faculty (full time or part time).
|2016 Jeff Stoltman||2015 John Taylor|