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Haslam Graduates Sweep UT Alumni Awards

November 11, 2014

Haslam College of Business alumni represented a quarter of the honors conferred at the UT Alumni Awards Gala on Oct. 24, with winners in almost every category.

Randy Boyd (HCB ’79), an industrial management graduate, received the highest honor UT can confer upon any alumnus, the Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Award. The award recognizes Boyd’s outstanding international achievement as founder, chairman and CEO of Radio Systems, the parent company of Invisible Fence and PetSafe.

David Bohan (HCB ’70) was recognized with an Alumni Professional Achievement Award for his lifetime of work in marketing and advertising. He serves as chairman and CEO of BOHAN, one of the largest advertising agencies in Tennessee.



Three of the four Alumni Service awards were given to Haslam alumni: Don Bruce (HCB ’73) marketing, Doug Horne (HCB ’76) industrial management and Janet McKinley (HCB ’80) accounting.

Bruce is the owner and CEO of American Home Design, which he founded in 1977 and built into a successful home improvement company. He supports the Anderson Entrepreneurship Center as a speaker and strategic advisor. He also donates multiple resources to facilitate relationships with potential graduate students, deans and donors.

Horne is a past member of the Chancellor’s Associates and until recently was a member of the Foundation Board and the UT Board of Trustees. He spent 14 years at TVA, then began a real estate and entrepreneurial career that has included 140 projects across 21 states. His business acumen was influential in assisting UT negotiate the 2008 national financial crisis.

Janet McKinley has been an avid supporter of UT for more than 30 years. She serves on the UT Foundation Board, the board of Governors and the Department of Accounting and Information Management Advisory Council, as well as numerous other university societies. McKinley spent decades at BellSouth Corporation, culminating in her role as chief corporate auditor.

For more information on the UTK Alumni Board of Director’s Alumni Awards Program, as well as a full list of recipients, please visit: http://volsconnect.com/s/1341/utk/index.aspx?sid=1341&gid=2&pgid=3345

CONTACT: Katie Bahr, writer/publicist, (865) 974-3589, katiebahr@utk.edu