Central Ohio Business Hall of Fame Laureates Featured

6:53am EDT November 4, 2003
Central Ohio Business Hall of Fame Laureates

1987

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

1988

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.

1989

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.

1990

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

1991

Richard M. Ross, founder and former president, Ross Laboratories

Jerome M. Schottenstein, chairman of the board, Schottenstein Stores Corp.

1992

Leonard Immke Jr., founder, Immke Dealerships

Harley E. Rouda Sr., president, HER Realtors

Eldon W. Ward, president, E. E. Ward Moving & Storage Co.

1993

Jack Gorman, chairman and owner, Thomas W. Ruff & Co.

Clayton Jones, chairman and owner, Fiesta Hair Salons

Paula Spence, president, Hameroff/Milenthal/Spence

1994

John Fisher, general chairman, ret., Nationwide Enterprise

Katherine LeVeque, CEO, LeVeque Enterprises

Dave Longaberger, founder and chairman, The Longaberger Co.

1995

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.

1996

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

1997

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

1998

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.

1999

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

2000

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.

2001

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.

2002

Dr. Roger Blackwell, Ph.D., president, Blackwell Associates Inc.

Paula Inniss, president, Ohio Full Court Press LLC

Curt Moody, president, Moody·Nolan Inc.