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