Alumni Awards

2019 Fisher Alumni Award Recipients

The Max M. Fisher College of Business Alumni Board founded the annual Alumni Awards in 1993 to establish a tradition of honoring living alumni who personify the college’s legacy of excellence. Recognized for their outstanding achievements, career accomplishments and dedication to their communities, recipients are celebrated at our annual Fisher Alumni Awards.

2019 Fisher Alumni Awards

On Friday, October 25, 2019, Fisher proudly honored six individuals for their leadership, dedication and service across a number of industries and in communities across the United States. 

“Our 2019 Alumni Award recipients have demonstrated an incredible commitment to Fisher and to The Ohio State University that is truly extraordinary,” said Anil K. Makhija, dean and John W. Berry, Sr. Chair in Business at Fisher. “These are titans in their industries, servants to their communities, friends to our college and champions for principled leadership. They embody the skills, passion and dedication that we seek to cultivate in our students today.”

Professional Achievement Award

This award is presented to an alumna or alumnus in their early to mid-career who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in business, civic involvement and service to the college. Must be 45 years of age or younger.

2019 Recipient

Damon Frost
Damon Frost (BSBA '96)

Entrepreneurship Award

This award is presented to an alumna or alumnus recognized for significant contributions to the entrepreneurship community through the development, launch and investment in successful new ventures. This award also recognizes outstanding commitment to the next generation of entrepreneurs.

2019 Recipient

Kenneth "Ken" Coleman
Kenneth "Ken" L. Coleman (BSBA '65, MBA '72)

Global Business Excellence Award

This award is presented to an alumna or alumnus recognized nationally and internationally for significant contributions to business — and for helping to advance the global learning of Fisher students.

2019 Recipient

Anu Saxena
Anu Saxena (BSBA '01)

Excellence in Service Award

This award is presented to an extraordinary alumna or alumnus who has demonstrated a consummate commitment to service — to their alma mater, in their local community and to humankind.

2019 Recipient

Moe Modecki
Gerard E. "Moe" Modecki (BSBA '75, MBA '76)

Distinguished Alumni Leadership Award

Inspired by Max M. Fisher’s legacy of leadership and dedication to others, the Distinguished Alumni Leadership Award honors an alumna or alumnus who has served as a principled leader in their company and their community. They are service-oriented catalysts who affect positive change in their profession and seek to advance the common good.

2019 Recipients

James R. Allen
James R. Allen (MBA '81)

Denis Simon
Denis G. Simon (BSBA '69)


2019 Alumni Awards

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