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2012 Significant Sigs


2012 Significant Sigs

Below you will find the listing of 2012 Significant Sig Award recipients selected by the Fraternity’s Significant Sig

Awards Selection Committee.


Alan S. Armstrong, Oklahoma 1985, Tulsa, OK, Chairman of the Board & CEO, Williams Partners L.P.

Dr. J. Max Austin Jr., MD, Emory 1963, Mountain Brook, AL, Past President, Society of Gynecologic Oncologists

Dr. Daniel W. Behring, Ph.D., Ripon 1962, Manistee, MI, Executive Consultant & Adjunct Faculty at Northwood University

Michael D. Benson, Minnesota 1985, Pacific Palisades, CA President, Ollie Enterprises, Inc.

John G. Berylson, Brown 1975, Wellesley Hills, MA, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Affinity Solutions

Keith A. Bilbrey, Tennessee Tech 1974, College Grove, TN Host of Classic Country Today (a syndicated radil show); Grand Ole Opry announcer

Harold R. Boyer, Livonia, MI, Founder & Chairman, Utah 1962, Boyer Real Estate Company

William V. Brown, M.D., Atlanta, GA, Endocrinologist; and Professor Emeritus, Emory 1960, Emory University School of Medicine

Michael W. Brubaker, Lititz, PA Republican member of the Pennsylvania West Virginia 1980 Senate, representing the 36th district

Walter Ryland Byars, Jr., Alabama 1949, Montgomery, AL Chairman of Steiner, Crum & Byars; Former President, Alabama State Bar

Brig. Gen. Philip D. Caine, Denver 1955, Monument, CO Former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot; and author

George C. Carlson, Jr. Mississippi State 1968, Batesville, MS Mississippi Supreme Court Justice

Lt. Col. Mark A. Cooter, USAF Hampton, VA Commander of the 497th Intelligence, East Tennessee State 1985 Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group

Maj. Gen. Stephen P. Cortright, Oklahoma State 1963, Tulsa, OK, Former Adjutant General of Oklahoma

John E. Courson Columbia, SC Republican member of the South Carolina South Carolina 1967 Senate, representing the 20th district

George C. Everett, Jr. Austin, TX Executive Chairman and Member, New Mexico State 1973 Compensation and Governance Committees, FormFactor Inc.

Gregg E. Favalora Arlington, MA Founder, Yale 1996 Actuality Systems, Inc.

Col. David L. Frederick, USAF(Ret) Great Falls, VA Owner, Defense Industrial Security, Bradley 1959 Clearance; and Founder, Facilities

Development Corp. & PCM Properties LLC

David Goronkin, Scottsdale, AZ, President, CEO and Chairman, Northern Arizona 1980, Real Mex Restaurants Inc.

Murray A. Hansen Warner Robbins, GA U.S. Air National Guard Advisor to Chief, Kansas 1983 U.S. Air Force Reserve at HQ U.S. Air Force

Reserve Command

Ronald S. Hanson Salt Lake City, UT Former Zions Bank president who has Utah State 1955 served on the board since 1981

William F. Hardin Peoria, IL Professional Artist; and President, Bradley 1950 Hardin Signs, Inc.

Ellis R. Ivory Salt Lake City, UT Founder, Ivory Homes (the largest home Utah 1962 builder in the state of Utah)

Maj. Joseph F. Jarrard, USA Fayetteville, NC Appointed Deputy Adjutant General of the North, Georgia 1988, Georgia Army National Guard

Dr. Norman J. Johnston Seattle, WA Professor Emeritus in the Departments of Washington 1942 Architecture, Landscape Architecture and

Urban Planning, Univ. of Washington College of Built Environments

Dr. Mark Everett Keenum Mississippi State, MS Mississippi State's 19th president (current) Mississippi State 1984

Edwin M. Kellogg, Ph.D. Lexington, MA Astrophysicist for the Smithsonian Rensselaer 1960 Astrophysical Society; and Associate at Harvard College Observatory

Michael K. Kennedy Phoenix, AZ Co-founding partner, Duke 1972 Gallagher & Kennedy

Kenneth C. Kvalheim Mobile, AL Vice President, Manufactured and Module South Alabama 1981 Housing Division, The Mitchell Co.

Lawrence G. McMillan Randolph, NJ Professional trader, author and president, Purdue 1968 McMillan Analysis Corp.

Marvin A. Meyers, Fresno, CA, Owner and Operator, Cal. State-Fresno 1956 Meyers Farming I-IV, Oxford Farms, Inc., and Meyers Farm Family Trust

Kenneth P. Mingledorff Houston, TX Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Family Florida 1969 Law and Civil Law, Mingledorff Law Firm

John F. Mork Englewood, CO President and Chief Executive Officer, Southern California 1969 Energy Corporation of America

Dhananjay M. Pai New York, NY Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Pennsylvania 1983 Officer, P. Schoenfeld Asset Management LP

Steven M. Palazzo Gulfport, MS U.S. Representative, representing the 4th Southern Mississippi 1994 congressional district of Mississippi

Hon. James W. Payne Indianapolis, IN Judge and Director, DePauw 1968 Indiana Department of Child Services

Bernard E. Revak San Diego, CA Retired California Superior Court Judge San Diego State 1961

Jeffrey S. Russell Des Moines, IA President & CEO, TMG Financial Services; Drake 1994 Senior Advisor, The Members Group; and Chief Strategy Officer, Affiliates Management Co.

Rear Adm. William R. Schmidt Minnesota Beach, NC Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy; and former East Tennessee State 1968 Executive Assistant and Naval Aide to Secretary of the Navy

Thomas P. Shadyac Malibu, CA Comedian, screenwriter, director and Virginia 1980 producer; and professor at Pepperdine University

J. Donald Sheets II, Albion 1982, Midland, MI, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Dow Corning Corp.

Frank Simmons, III, Georgia Institute of Technology 1982, Richmond Hill, GA, Scientist for Engineering Aerospace Corp.; Winner of 2008 Laureate Award during Aviation Week

Christopher L. Soder, Oklahoma 1982, Newtown, CT President, North American Travel at Priceline.com Inc.

Terrence E. Valeski, Arizona 1968, Tucson, AZ Former Electronics Director of Marketing, .,and Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales, Mattel Inc.; Founder and President of INTV Corp.

Robert C. Van Pelt, II, Oklahoma State 1999, Jenks, OK, Professional Golfer

Paul J. Ward, Illinois 1971, Dallas, TX, Vice President for Legal Affairs and Eastern Government Relations, General Counsel and Secretary to the Board of Trustees at Southern Methodist University

Joshua D. Willingham, North Alabama 1999, Florence, AL Professional Baseball Player; Minnesota Twins

Dr. James K. Zaharis, Ed.D., Northern Arizona 1963, Mesa, AZ, Former Superintendent, Mesa UnifiedSchool District and James K. Zaharis Elementary, named in his honor