Business school Hall of Fame to induct three new members
The Citadel School of Business Administration on Thursday night will induct three new members into its Business Hall of Fame and honor a fourth in its "Leaders of Principle" program.
The invitation-only awards banquet will be preceded by a panel discussion featuring the inductees at 1 p.m. Thursday in Duckett Hall auditorium. The panel discussion is free and open to the public.
- This year's inductees are:
Former President Ronald Reagan
Reagan is being posthumously honored for his service to the country as the nation's 40th president. Retired Marine Gen. Paul X. Kelley, former commandant of the Marine Corps and former member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will accept the award.
- Raymond G. Johnson Jr.
A 1955 Citadel graduate, Johnson retired from the DuPont Co. as vice president of manufacturing for the DuPont Fibers business, their largest chemicals and specialties division. He was instrumental in the commercialization of KEVLAR, used in bullet resistant vests. Johnson was founder and chairman of the School of Business Speaker's Bureau, which grew into the Mentors Association. He is a founding member of The Citadel School of Business Administration Advisory Board and founding chair of the Board's Leadership Committee. Currently, Johnson serves on the boards of The Citadel School of Business Administration, and The Citadel School of Business Mentors Association.
- Gerald D. Ogier
Ogier is an active member of The Citadel School of Business Administration Advisory Board and chairman of the board's undergraduate committee. He also is president/CEO and chairman of the Board of ContraVest, a property development, construction and management firm. Ogier graduated from The Citadel in 1965 with a B.S. in Business Administration, after which he served on active duty as an armor officer in Germany for two years.
Also at Thursday's awards banquet, the business school will present the Alvah H. Chapman Distinguished Leadership award to John A. McAllister, Jr. a Charleston real estate professional. The award is given to an outstanding young leader.
McAllister is founder of John McAllister Realty Consulting and the president elect of the Realtors® Land Institute, which honored him in 2001 with the Thad S. Cwik Leadership Award. A 1980 graduate of The Citadel, McAllister is also a graduate of the Executive Program of Professional Management Education at the Kenan-Flager School of Business, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is a graduate of the program for Senior Managers in Government at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.