The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Kenan-Flagler Business School recognized seven outstanding alumni at its seventh annual Alumni Association Awards ceremony Nov. 4.
"Tonight, we recognize and celebrate the alumni who have distinguished themselves through achievement in their careers and their contributions to the broader community," said Dean Steve Jones. "Their success is an honor to the School and the faculty and staff who played a part in their education."
The 2005 honorees include:
- Hugh L. McColl Jr. (BSBA '57), former chairman and chief executive officer of Bank of America, received the Business School Leadership Award, which recognizes an alumnus who demonstrates exceptional achievement in a career field, personal endeavor or service to UNC Kenan-Flagler.
- William B. Harrison Jr. (AB '66), chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase, received the Global Leadership Award, which honors an alumnus or friend of the school whose global participation and initiative advance the school's education, research and public service mission.
Four distinguished alumni received Alumni Merit Awards:
- Gary W. Parr (BSBA '79), deputy chairman of Lazard Frères & Co, received the BSBA Alumni Merit Award.
- Daryl G. Brewster (MBA '82), group vice president of Kraft Foods, received the MBA Alumni Merit Award.
- Thomas M. Brantley (AB '73) tax director and corporate tax executive of Bank of America, received the Master of Accounting Alumni Merit Award.
- Elizabeth B. Matthew (MBA '95), vice president of IBM Software's application and integration middleware technical support and customer service, received the Executive MBA Alumni Merit Award.
Young alumnus Courtney A. Brown (BSBA '97), adviser to the U.S. Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, received the Outstanding Young Alumni Award, which honors an alumnus or alumna of the last decade who demonstrates leadership in career accomplishments and exceptional commitment to the school.
McColl served as chairman and CEO of Bank of America until 2001, when he co-founded McColl Partners, a middle-market mergers and acquisition advisory firm.
Since his retirement from Bank of America in 2001, McColl has founded several businesses in addition to McColl Partners, including McColl Garella, an advisory firm focused on female-owned-and-run businesses, and two fine art consulting firms, McColl Fine Art in Charlotte, and MME Fine Art in New York.
Harrison is chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase, which merged with Bank One Corporation in 2004.
Following his 1966 graduation, Harrison began his career at Chemical Bank, ultimately serving as the vice-chairman of institutional banking prior to the merger with Chase Manhattan Corporation in 1996. He was chairman and CEO of Chase prior to the merger with J.P. Morgan & Co.
Parr is deputy chairman of Lazard Frères & Co., where he has focused on providing strategic advice to financial institutions worldwide. Prior to joining Lazard, Parr was with Morgan Stanley, where he served in numerous capacities including vice chairman of institutional securities and investment banking.
Parr is chairman of UNC's Parr Center for Ethics and serves on the board of visitors for UNC Kenan-Flagler. He is also on the board of Berkeley Divinity School at Yale University.
Brewster is group vice president of Kraft Foods and president of the $6 billion U.S. snacks and cereals sector.
Brewster began his career as an assistant promotions director for the Atlantic Coast Conference Intercollegiate Athletic Association in 1979 and went on to become UNC's assistant director of sports marketing.
He joined the packaged goods industry in 1982 and held positions at General Foods, Campbell Soup Company and then at Nabisco, where he was the general manager of Nabisco's North American Biscuit Division.
Brantley is tax director and corporate tax executive of Bank of America.
Brantley started his career at the U.S. Department of Treasury, where he spent two years with the comptroller of the currency. Prior to his current position with Bank of America, Brantley was a tax partner in the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) financial services industry/banking tax consulting group and served as the lead tax engagement partner for Bank of America from 1991 to 2003.
Matthew is vice president of IBM Software's application and integration middleware (AIM) technical support and customer service.
Matthew joined IBM in 1975 in Pittsburgh and has held numerous management positions related to development, customer support, finance, field marketing and services. She currently directs AIM's strategy for ensuring that customer satisfaction is consistently met and works closely with development to drive product and quality enhancements required by the marketplace.
Brown serves as adviser to the U.S. Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) on humanitarian economic assistance with a focus on livelihood restoration in post-disaster settings. OFDA is an office within the U. S. Agency for International Development, which is housed within the U. S. Department of State. OFDA is the U.S. government's first responder to foreign disaster and is mandated by Congress to save lives, alleviate human suffering and mitigate the economic impact of disaster.