Distinguished Alumni

Ottawa University has a long and distinguished history of graduating alumni who have led lives of significance and made a major difference in countless for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. A few of these alumni are worth mentioning by name as examples of Ottawa University business graduates who are determined to leave a mark in the world both personally and professionally.

Wiley Angell is President and CEO of Fiduciary Asset Management Company (FAMCO), an investment management firm in St. Louis, Missouri. At FAMCO, Angell oversees more than $6 billion in assets. He currently serves as a member of the Ottawa University Board of Trustees and is the son of Dr. Wayne and Betty Angell.

Jeff Hull served on the Ottawa University Board of Trustees from 2000-13. In 2009, he joined Highlander Partners, L.P., an investment firm that focuses on private equity investments in mid-market companies. Before that, Hull served as Vice-Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Strategic Equipment and Supply Corporation, the third largest restaurant equipment supplier in the U.S. with approximately $300 million in annual revenues. In 2004, Hull made the cornerstone gift for Ottawa University’s state-of-the-art Hull Center for Athletics.

Dr. Henry (Hank) Scherich founded Measurement, Inc., an employee-owned full-service educational testing company, in 1980. Today, Scherich maintains 12 offices in eight states and employs more than 375 full-time staff members. He recently received the Durham Chamber of Commerce’s 2011 Civic Honor Award in Durham, North Carolina, for his commitment to employee volunteerism in the community. Under the leadership of Dr. Scherich, MI has achieved a national reputation as the nation’s foremost contractor in the scoring of writing and other performance assessment responses. Measurement, Inc. has a sales volume of more than $75 million.

Tim Dye is Vice President of Distribution for North America, VF Corporation. VF is the world’s largest apparel company with more than $7 billion in annual revenues and an incredibly diverse, international portfolio of brands and products sold in more than 150 countries.

John Sherman is Chief Executive Officer and President of Inergy, L.P., a retail seller and distributor of propane to residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural customers. The Company also operates a 78 Bcf natural gas storage business; a liquid petroleum gas storage business; a solution-mining and salt production company; and a propane supply logistics, transportation and wholesale marketing business that serves independent dealers and multi-state marketers in the United States and Canada. Inergy L.P. serves customers in 33 states, employs approximately 3,000 associates and has grown in revenues and combined enterprise value to more than is $4 billion.

Jon Williams is a Partner with Deloitte Consulting. Deloitte subsidiaries rank among the nation’s leading professional services firms in audit, tax, consulting, and financial services across more than 20 industries boasting over $10 billion in revenues.

Phil Minix is the President and General Manager of MCM Electronics, a broad line distributor
of electronic components. MCM is part of the Marketing and Distribution Division within Premier Farnell, offering access to over 4 million products.