Past Recipients

The annual Cincinnati Business Achievement Awards are presented by the Carl H. Lindner College of Business Alumni Board of Governors. The awards ceremony is Cincinnati's longest standing event recognizing achievement in business and service to the community. Past recipients include:

Carl H. Lindner Award for Outstanding Business Achievement

The Carl H. Lindner Award for Outstanding Business Achievement is given to Lindner College of Business graduates who best demonstrates outstanding achievement in the field of business as represented by the recipient's entrepreneurial spirit, commitment to business and community, and achievement of the highest level of success within one's profession.

2018: Leigh Fox ('01)
2017: Roger K. Newport ('88)
2016: Robert R. Buck ('70)
2015: Timothy J. Fogarty ('80)
2014: Kathleen B. Selker ('77, '78)
2013: Kenneth W. Stecher ('75)
2012: Tom Nies (’62, ’68)
2011: Stuart G. Hoffman, PhD ('73, '75)
2010: Carl H. Lindner III ('75), S. Craig Lindner ('77)
2009: Robert Fealy ('73)
2008: Fred Habegger ('63)
2007: Tom Humes ('71, '77)
2006: Paul Polman ('79,'09)
2005: Jerry Leamon (‘73)
2004: Tony Shipley (‘75, '06)
2003: Steven Wilson (‘68, '06)
2002: Myron Ullman, III (‘69, '06)
2001: Otto Budig, Jr. (‘56, '09)
2000: Richard Thornburgh ('74, '09)
1999: John Barrett (‘71, ‘11 )
1998: Richard Molen (‘62)
1997: Elroy Bourgraf (‘54)
1996: Michael Paxton (‘69, ‘70)
1994: Samuel Cassidy ('62)
1993: Harold Lambert ('56)
1992: Jeffrey Wyler ('65, ‘11)
1991: Michael Rose ('63, '08)
1990: Jackson Randolph ('58, '68)
1989: William Keating ('50, '75, '01)
1988: Ronald Walker ('61)
1987*: Theodore Emmerich ('50, '63)
1985: William Parchman ('42)

Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award is given on the basis of an individual's contribution to the Lindner College of Business, the University of Cincinnati as a whole, and the Cincinnati community.

2018: Wendy Lea, Woodrow Uible ('75)
2017: Carl Satterwhite
2016: Kay Geiger
2015: Julia W. Poston, Phil D. Collins ('89)
2014: David B. Dillon, Louis H. Lauch, Jr. ('68)
2013: Marvin P. Kolodzik ('59), Valerie L. Newell
2012: Thomas E. Mischell, (’70), Kirk L. Perry, (’90)
2011: Bill Keating Jr. ('76, '76, '79), Ellen G. van der Horst
2010: John F. Cassidy
2009: Margaret Valentine, Michael Valentine
2008: Michael J. Paxton ('69, '70)
2007: Tim Johnson
2006: Carol Sanger
2005: Joan Herschede ('04)
2004: Sandra Heimann
2003: George Schaefer, Jr. ('06)
2002: Robert Wehling ('98)
2001: Kent Friel (‘59, ‘65)
2000: Barbara Stonebraker ('78)
1999: Cynthia Booth, Rob Braun
1998: Robert Buck (‘70)
1997: Richard Brenan (‘67, ‘68) 
1996: Jack Brown, David Phillips
1995: Harry M. Addison ('60)
1994: Jacqueline Neumann ('71, '75), Thomas Petry
1993: James Bushman ('67), Jerome Montopoli ('65), Jayne Spain
1992: Joseph Stern, Jr. ('89)
1991: West Shell, Milton Schloss ('65)
1990: David Lance ('56)
1989: Robert Boeh ('51), Thomas Humes ('71, '77)
1988: John Goering ('56, '60, '05)
1987*: Donald Seibert, Ralph Bursiek
1985: Norwood Geis, Jack Strubbe

Business Partnership Award

The Business Partnership Award, formerly the Cooperative Education Partnership Award, is given to a company that has provided substantial support to the Lindner College of Business. The recipient company is recognized for its significant, innovative and ongoing investment in sustaining exceptional college programs and providing growth opportunities for business students and graduates.

2018: Kroger
2017: Paycor
2016: Johnson Investment Counsel, Inc.
2015: Ohio National Financial Services
2014: Western & Southern Financial Group
2013: PNC
2012: Fifth Third Bank
2011: Cintas Corporation
2010: Ernst & Young
2009: Deloitte
2008: American Financial Group
2007: Procter & Gamble
2006: GE Aviation

PACEsetter Award

The Lindner College of Business focuses on the continual development of each individual student's Professionalism, Academics, Character and Engagement (PACE) to ensure that students become the professionals employers want to hire and the leaders others want to follow. This award is given to Lindner alumni who exemplify the ideals of PACE in both their personal and professional lives.

2018: Marvin Abrinica ('98, '02)
2018: Tamaya Dennard ('12)
2018: Katie Paulin Schnieber ('09, '10)
2017: Ami Kulkarni (’01)
2017: Kyle Neumann ('04)
2017: Ryan D. Pontsler ('10)
2017: Amanda Wait ('00)
2016: Gary J. Cornwall ('10, '12, '17)
2016: Clarissa K. Niese ('04)
2016: Shashank Saxena ('08, '08)
2016: Janelle Wichmann ('13)

Carl H. Lindner Outstanding Junior Scholarship Award

2018: Ethan Fernandes

The Heart of William J. Keating Leadership Award

2018: Kelly Higgins

*Banquet not held in 1986 due to dedication of Lindner Hall.