School of Business Hall of Fame inducting three
The Citadel School of Business Administration on Thursday, April 10, 2008, will induct three new members into its Business Hall of Fame and honor a fourth with the Alvah H. Chapman Jr. Distinguished Leadership Award.
The annual School of Business Hall of Fame banquet and awards presentation begins with a cocktail hour at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and the awards program at 8 p.m. at the Holliday Alumni Center, 69 Hagood Ave.
This years Leaders of Principle and Hall of Fame inductees are the Honorable James B. Edwards, retired Army Lt. Gen. John H. Moellering and Peter Sulick, Citadel Class of 1972. The Alvah H. Chapman award recipient is Daniel J. Kohl.
Leaders of Principle
The Honorable James B. Edwards
Born June 24, 1927, at Hawthorne, Fla., James Burrows Edwards is an oral surgeon who graduated from the College of Charleston (1950) and the University of Louisville, School of Dentistry (1955). He attended the Graduate Medical School of the University of Pennsylvania (1957-58) and completed a two-year residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Mich. (1958-60). He served in the U.S. Maritime Service from 1944 to 1947, becoming a ship’s officer at the age of 19. After completing his professional training, he served two years in the U.S. Navy as a dental officer, rising to the rank of lieutenant commander. He practiced oral and maxillofacial surgery in his hometown of Charleston, S.C., from 1960 to 1974.
Dr. Edwards served as chairman of the Charleston County Republican Party from 1964 to 1969 and as chairman of the First Congressional District Republican Committee from 1970 to 1971. He resigned to run as the first Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives from the First Congressional District in 1971, but was unsuccessful. He was elected to the South Carolina Senate in 1972, serving until he was sworn in as governor in 1975. He was the first Republican to hold that office in South Carolina since the Reconstruction Era.
In 1981, Edwards was chosen by President Ronald Reagan to serve as secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy. A year later he resigned to become president of the Medical University of South Carolina where he stayed until he retired in 1999. He currently serves as a consultant to MUSC in the areas of fundraising and development.
Dr. Edwards is a member of numerous professional and civic organizations; he holds 11 honorary degrees and served on 14 corporate boards, on five foundation boards, and several advisory boards.
Retired Army Lt. Gen. John H. Moellering
John Moellering was president and CEO of Lear Siegler Services, Inc. of Annapolis, Md., for more than 12 years. During that time, Lear expanded from a field services company to a contract services company that provided numerous maintenance, flight training, systems integration and engineering services to government agencies and commercial customers worldwide, including a large operation in Europe, quadrupling revenue.
Prior to joining Lear Siegler, he was corporate vice president with Automatic Data Processing Inc, having senior responsibilities in both the Automotive Claims Services and Network Services divisions.
In March 2002, Moellering formed JM Associates, a consulting business that includes management consulting, teaching and writing for publication. A 1959 graduate of West Point, Moellering also holds a master of science degree in engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and is a graduate of the Stanford Business School Marketing Management Program for Senior Executives. In December 2007, he was named chairman of USAA, a Fortune 200 insurance and diversified financial services company, having served on the USAA board for 11 years.
Moellering retired from the U.S. Army as a three-star general in 1987 with 28 years of service. After early assignments in combat and engineering units, which included combat in Vietnam, his key command assignments included command of an engineer district in Vicksburg, Miss.; assistant division commander of the 9th Infantry Division and High Tech Test Bed in Ft. Lewis, Wash.; commandant of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point; and commanding general of the U. S. Army Engineer Center at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Key staff assignments included service as a White House Fellow on the White House staff; teaching on the engineering and history department faculties at West Point; executive to the Army Chief of Staff in the Pentagon; and finally, assistant to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Moellering has been active in many civic and charitable organizations. He is an adjunct faculty member of the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina , a member of the board of directors of the National Defense Industrial Association, and was a founding member of the School of Business Administration Advisory Board of The Citadel. He is a frequent lecturer on leadership, business ethics and the global war on terrorism.
Mr. Peter Sulick
Peter Sulick, Citadel Class of 1972, is currently president and CEO of AmeriSite LLC, a family owned real estate development and investment company. He is an entrepreneur with extensive background in building media and technology companies, executing their business strategy and building operations. Over the past 25 years he has founded four companies, including Independence Broadcasting Corp., PowerFone Inc., SSPCS Corp. and AmeriSite, LLC. Independence Broadcasting owned and operated nine radio stations in five Midwest markets. Founding IBC in 1985, Mr. Sulick grew it to approximately $15.0 million in revenue and 200 employees and liquidated the radio properties between 1995 and 1998. PowerFone, Inc., which Sulick and two partners founded in 1990, owned and operated specialized mobile radio operations across parts or all of seven states. PowerFone was sold in 1994 to Nextel Communications and became part of the Nextel nationwide network. Sulick and one partner founded SSPCS Corp in 1993 for purposes of bidding on and operating digital cellular licenses being auctioned by the FCC. SSPCS was successful in acquiring 14 licenses across five markets. In conjunction with VoiceStream Corp., SSPCS operated these licenses until 2002 when VoiceStream, along with SSPCS, was acquired by Deutsch Telecom and became part of the T-Mobile nationwide network. AmeriSite was started in 1998 for purposes of real estate investment and development activities in Naples, Fla., and elsewhere. AmeriSite currently has two commercial developments under way in Naples, Fla., and Nashville, Tenn.
In the early part of his career, Sulick was a principal financial officer for Cablevision Systems Corp. where he participated directly in the company’s IPO, numerous large debt and equity financings, a $350 million leveraged buyout, cable franchising and a host of other transactional activities. He also held several senior-level financial positions at Communications Operations Group of ITT, a 40-company group of voice, data, long lines and switched telephone and data services companies.
He began his career at Arthur Andersen & Co, in New York City following graduate school. Peter, a CPA, earned his MBA in finance from the University of Massachusetts and a B.S. in Business Administration from The Citadel. He serves on numerous philanthropic, social and corporate boards and spends his free time racing sailboats.
The Alvah H. Chapman, Jr. Distinguished Leadership Award
Daniel J. Kohl
Daniel J. Kohl, Citadel Class of 1978, is the president and chief executive officer of PSA Healthcare. He assumed his current role and became a member of the board of directors in December of 2004. PSA Healthcare is the leading provider of Private Duty Nursing Services for medically fragile children. Doing business through a network of more than 60 locations in 18 states PSA cares for children with unique physical, psycho-social, and developmental needs. In addition, PSA operates day care centers for medically fragile children in Florida, Georgia and North Carolina. PSA has consistently appeared on the list of the top 100 public companies in Georgia.
PSA’s mission of “Caring for Kids” requires the ability to recruit highly trained nurses, deliver outstanding care in a non-institutional setting, and interact with insurance companies and state Medicaid programs while keeping the focus on each individual child and their family.
Prior to joining PSA Healthcare Kohl served as an “executive in residence” for Warburg Pincus, LLC, a global private equity firm. In that role Kohl participated in the review and analysis of potential healthcare business transactions.
Kohl began his career at American Hospital Supply Corp. in 1978. Ascending through the ranks he ultimately became the vice president of sales for the division that sold products, supplies, and solutions to physicians. With his career primarily focused on alternate site healthcare delivery, Kohl made stops as the senior vice president of Equifax Healthcare Information Services, CEO of Housecall Medical Resources; a diversified home healthcare company; and CEO of Sonus Corp., a leading hearing aid distributor.
Kohl graduated from The Citadel in 1978 and was the recipient of both the Palmetto Medal and Wade Hampton Saber while a cadet. He received his MBA from Southern New Hampshire University in 1983.