Coles College Hall of Fame

The Coles College of Business Hall of Fame

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.


2017 Inductees

Harry Maziar
President, Retired
Zep Inc.

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

2016 Inductees

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

2015 Inductees

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

Connie Engel
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
Chime Solutions