The Pace Setters Executive Award is given annually to a “pace setter” in the business community, recognizing the ideals we strive to instill in our students. As we help them grow and develop, it is with the goal of having them someday be the future leaders that shape the world.
2019 Executive Award recipient
Laith Khalaf Managing Director The Medsker Khalaf Group of Wells Fargo Advisors
Laith Khalaf is managing director at The Medsker Khalaf Group of Wells Fargo Advisors. As a Certified Financial Planner and Chartered Financial Consultant, Laith has 18 years of industry experience working with high-net-worth families and foundations. In 2017, Columbus Business First named him one of its “People to Know in Banking and Finance,” and he was recognized by the publication as one of its “40 Under 40” leaders in 2016.
Laith earned an undergraduate business degree from Fisher in three years and continues to serve as an enthusiastic supporter of a number of programs and initiatives at Fisher and at The Ohio State University. He volunteers with the Office of Student Life’s Career Closet, a twice-a-year pop-up boutique that provides students with free professional clothing. Laith is also a mentor to members of Fisher’s Honors Cohort, sharing with them the importance of networking, personal finance and community involvement.
2018: Ami Scott 2017: Karl J. Frey 2016: Eric Lenard 2015: Steven A. Davis 2014: Jesse J. Tyson 2013: James E. Rohr 2012: Paula Bennett 2011: William E. Arthur 2010: Sander A. Flaum 2009: Press Southworth III 2008: Joseph A. Alutto 2007: Kenneth Coleman 2006: Elizabeth Mily 2005: Clayton Daley 2004: James E. Grote and Jane Grote Abell 2003: Irving Schottenstein 2002: Kerrii Anderson 2001: David T. Kollat 2000: Tanny Crane 1999: Vincent T. Aveni 1998: J.A. “Fred” Brothers 1997: Diane R. Sauer 1996: Alan J. Patricof 1995: Frederick G. Ruffner Jr. 1994: Raymond E. Mason,Jr. 1993: Sandra W. Harbrecht 1992: Charles Y. Lazarus 1991: Donald B. Shackelford 1990: John B. Gerlach Sr. 1989: Katherine S. LeVeque 1988: John F. Havens 1987: John H. McConnell 1986: William P. Cheng 1985: Ray J. Groves