Central Ohio Business Hall of Fame Laureates
Robert L. “Bob” Evans, founder, Bob Evans Farms Inc.
John W. Galbreath, owner, John W. Galbreath Co.
E.W. “Billy” Ingram, founder, White Castle System Inc.
Fred L. Lazarus Jr., founder, Federated Department Stores
Ralph C. Liebert, founder, Liebert Corp.
John H. McConnell, founder, Worthington Industries
John G. McCoy, chairman, Banc One Corp.
R. David Thomas, founder, Wendy’s International Inc.
James R. Trueman, founder, Red Roof Inns
Leslie H. Wexner, founder, The Limited Inc.
Don M. Casto Sr., founder, The Casto Organzation
Dr. Arthur Cullman, professor emeritus of marketing, College of Business, The Ohio State University
Everett Reese, chairman of the executive committee, Park National Bank
Lewis R. Smoot Sr., president & CEO, The Smoot Corp.
John B. Gerlach, president, Lancaster Colony Corp.
Arthur Kobacker, founder and chairman, The Kobacker Co.
Murray D. Lincoln, founder and former president, Nationwide Insurance Cos.
Harry P. and Robert F. Wolfe, owners, The Columbus Dispatch
Richard M. Ross, founder and former president, Ross Laboratories
Jerome M. Schottenstein, chairman of the board, Schottenstein Stores Corp.
Leonard Immke Jr., founder, Immke Dealerships
Harley E. Rouda Sr., president, HER Realtors
Eldon W. Ward, president, E. E. Ward Moving & Storage Co.
Jack Gorman, chairman and owner, Thomas W. Ruff & Co.
Clayton Jones, chairman and owner, Fiesta Hair Salons
Paula Spence, president, Hameroff/Milenthal/Spence
John Fisher, general chairman, ret., Nationwide Enterprise
Katherine LeVeque, CEO, LeVeque Enterprises
Dave Longaberger, founder and chairman, The Longaberger Co.
Ralph H. Anderson, founder, Anderson Concrete Corp.
John C. Elam, presiding partner, ret., Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease
Tadd C. Seitz, chairman and CEO, ret., The Scotts Co.
Pauline Chambers-Yost, CEO and president, Tech International
George J. Igel Jr., president, George J. Igel & Co. Inc.
John F. Schoedinger, president, retired, Schoedinger Funeral Service
Peter H. Edwards, chairman and CEO, The Edwards Co.
James W. Near, former CEO and chairman, Wendy’s International Inc.
Thekla R. Shackelford, educational consultant and owner, School Selection Consulting
David R. Meuse, chairman and CEO, Banc One Holding Corp.
Fred D. Pfening Jr., president, The Fred D. Pfening Co.
L. Jack Ruscilli, CEO, The Ruscilli Cos.
Daniel E. Evans, chairman and CEO, Bob Evans Farms Inc.
J.F. “Jeff” Keeler, president and chairman, The Fishel Cos.
Dimon R. McFerson, Chairman and CEO, Nationwide Insurance Co.
Benjamin L. Zox, CEO and president, Schottenstein, Zox & Dunn
Friedrich K.M. (Friedl) Bohm, CEO, NBBJ
Donald A. Borror, chairman emeritus, Dominion Homes
Maj. Gen. Raymond E. Mason, Jr. AUS (ret), chairman, Columbus Truck & Equipment Co. Inc.
Ronald A. Pizzuti, chairman, The Pizzuti Cos.
Florence Zacks Melton co-founder, R.G. Barry Corp.
Douglas E. Olesen, Ph.D., president and CEO, Battelle
Alex Shumate, managing partner, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey
Robert J. Weiler, chairman, The Robert Weiler Co.
Dr. Roger Blackwell, Ph.D., president, Blackwell Associates Inc.
Paula Inniss, president, Ohio Full Court Press LLC
Curt Moody, president, Moody·Nolan Inc.