Forty-five business leaders have been inducted into Junior Achievement’s Central Ohio Business Hall of Fame since it began in 1987. Here’s the full list of previous 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 Inc.
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 Organization
professor emeritus of marketing
College of Business, The Ohio State University
chairman, Park National Bank
Lewis R. Smoot Sr.
president/CEO, The Smoot Corp.
John B. Gerlach
president, Lancaster Colony Corp.
founder/chairman, The Kobacker Co.
Murray D. Lincoln
founder, Nationwide Insurance Cos.
Harry P. Wolfe
Robert F. Wolfe
owners, The Columbus Dispatch
Richard M. Ross
founder, Ross Laboratories
Jerome M. Schottenstein
chairman, Schottenstein Stores Corp.
Leonard Immke Jr.
founder, Immke Dealerships
Harley E. Rouda
president, HER Realtors
Eldon W. Ward
president, E.E. Ward Moving & Storage Co.
chairman/owner, Thomas W. Ruff & Co.
chairman/owner, Fiesta Hair Salons
retired general chairman, Nationwide Enterprise
CEO, LeVeque Enterprises
founder/chairman, The Longaberger Co.
Ralph H. Anderson
founder, Anderson Concrete Corp.
John C. Elam
retired presiding partner, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease
Tadd C. Seitz
chairman/CEO, The Scotts Co.
CEO/president, Tech International
George J. Igel Jr.
president, George J. Igel & Co. Inc.
John F. Schoedinger
retired president, Schoedinger Funeral Service
Peter H. Edwards
chairman/CEO, The Edwards Co.
James W. Near
former CEO/chairman, Wendy’s International Inc.
Thekla R. Shackelford
owner, School Selection Consulting
David R. Meuse
chairman/CEO, Banc One Holding Corp.
Fred D. Pfening Jr.
president, The Fred D. Pfening Co.
L. Jack Ruscilli
CEO, The Ruscilli Cos.
chairman/CEO, Bob Evans Farms Inc.
J.F. “Jeff” Keeler
chairman/CEO, The Fishel Co.
Benjamin L. Zox
president/CEO, Schottenstein, Zox & Dunn LPA
Source: Junior Achievement of Central Ohio