Established in 2015, the Coles College Hall of Fame honors the accomplishments and contributions of business leaders who promote and embody personal integrity, community leadership and an entrepreneurial spirit. Honorees are inspirational, and their actions compel others to act. Through their leadership and service, these professionals demonstrate their commitment to innovation, community service and global engagement, elements that speak to the heart of the Coles College mission.

The Coles College of Business is proud to recognize these notable men and women who have paved remarkable paths in business and industry and serve as role models to future generations.

  • Harry Maziar
    President, Retired
    Zep Inc.


    Doug Shore
    Co-Founder, Chairman, and Co-CEO, Retired
    Shore-Varrone, Inc.

  • Jack Dinos
    CEO and Founder, Retired
    Southern Tea Company


    Lee Rhyant
    President and CEO, 
    LER Solution, LLC
    Retired Executive Vice President & General Manager,
    Lockheed Martin

  • Michael J. Coles
    Coles College Benefactor and Co-Founder,
    The Great American Cookie Company


    Connie Engel
    Partner,
    Childress Klien


    Gene Henssler
    President and Chief Investment Officer,
    Henssler Financial


    Tom Hughes
    CEO/President and Part Owner,
    Electronic Attachment, Inc. (NEA)
    Medical Electronic Attachment, Inc. (MEA)


    Kerstin L. (Valdes) Benden
    CFO/VP of Finance,
    Georgia-Pacific’s North American Consumer Business


    Mark Wilson
    CEO,
    Chime Solutions

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